An Assessor is responsible for supporting, guiding and assessing students through their vocational qualification. As an Assessor, you will collect various pieces of evidence from your students to ensure that they have all the requirements to pass the course.
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- Planning and delivering training and workshops
- Observing and assessing candidates in their workplace
- Examining candidates’ portfolios of evidence
- Providing feedback and advice to students
- Signing off awards when all requirements have been met
- Keep records of your students’ progress.
Benefits of becoming an assessor:
The main benefits of being an assessor is the flexibility that comes with the role. Some Assessors work on a part-time basis alongside their existing job. Others dip in and out of assessing, taking temporary contracts as and when they have capacity, whilst some do go into full time assessing roles.
The majority of assessments are conducted at the apprentice’s workplace, so this role will suit somebody who enjoys working in the field as opposed to being office based.
The attributes required can vary, but generally speaking, you will need:
- At least 2 years’ experience in the industry you will be assessing.
- A good grasp of the English language and ideally have some form of maths and English qualifications (GCSE or equivalent).
- Undertaken accredited vocationally related training.
As well as the above, you will also need to complete a level 3 qualification in assessing.
If you’d like to become an Assessor, why not check out our training partner CQS’ website for a range of Level 3 assessing qualifications. Once qualified, get back in touch and we’ll help you find your ideal assessing role.