Last updated December 10, 2021

Assessor / Coach (Level 4)

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Assessor / Coach (Level 4)


This Assessor / Coach Level 4 apprenticeship is ideal for those individuals who work within an education and training sector with professionals including teachers, trainers, mentors in the workplace, in supporting a learners development and vocational competencies including the wider skills relating to employability and professionalism. The Assessor / Coach Level 4 role is a dual professional, using the Apprentice’s up-to-date professional/occupational knowledge and skills to support learner’s development across the wider education and training sector, including: work based/independent training provision; further, adult and higher education; offender learning and the voluntary sectors.

The Assessor Coach apprenticeship is designed for apprentices who coach and assess vocational learning in the workplace, usually on a one-to-one basis, small groups or in a range of learning environments. Apprentices might coach and assess apprentices, trainees, or new recruits (ranging from young entrants, to new CEOs) in the workplace. The Assessor Coach role is learner-centred; with a need to explore the learner’s understanding and training needs rather than simply giving advice. Individuals on this apprenticeship will plan coaching and assessment and deliver coaching support.


Who is it for?

This Assessor / Coach Level 4 apprenticeship is suitable for anyone with current professional and specialist knowledge who provide support and coaching within their workplace for learners and apprentices, new staff and trainees, colleagues, leaders and managers to assist their development of vocational skills and competence. Apprentices will gain a broad range of knowledge and skills focusing on complex communications techniques to actively listen, provide feedback and to engage learners in planning their individualised learning programme.

  • Assessor
  • Coach
  • Learning and Skills Coach
  • Work-based Assessor

What are the benefits?

Employer Benefits

  • Progression to higher qualifications
  • Applies learnt theories and models to practical situations within the workplace
  • Gain skills from an industry driven approach
  • Apprentices will be able to share their knowledge and replicate best-practice
  • Provides individuals with effective coaching practice and vocational assessment methods
  • Develop and demonstrate a range of transferable skills and professional behaviours and attributes in the work environment
  • Provides individuals with additional core knowledge, skills techniques and tools and to be more successful in undertaking their role
  • Develops apprentice’s confidence and communication skills
  • Apprentices will be able to identify individual needs and design coaching and assessment sessions to support the workforce

Apprentice Benefits

  • Brings latest knowledge and best practice into the business
  • Development of workplace problem-solving skills
  • Apprentices develop the critical skills demanded by employers
  • Enhances reputation, provides customer reassurance by investing in trained staff
  • Helps to build self-belief in employees
  • Enhances the knowledge, skills and behaviours of your employees which have a positive impact on business objectives
  • Provides hands-on and practical experience to develop the knowledge, techniques and behaviours of the apprentice
  • Development of ‘continuous improvement culture’
  • Creates a culture that better equips people and teams to succeed

How is the course delivered?

An essential element of the ESP delivery model is to ensure you are supported at each stage in your journey to enable you to fully succeed.

Learners will be supported by learning and skills coaches who are experts in their field, working closely with employers to ensure learners gain the skills, knowledge and behaviours do demonstrate competency as an Assessor Coach

Our learning coaches will:

    • Deliver online and face-to-face workshops
    • They will cover the knowledge need for each module through interactive and informative sessions
    • They will help plan independent learning activities
    • They will provide one to one coaching via telephone, in the workplace or via virtual mediums like Teams
    • They will provide feedback on written assignments and evidence submitted
    • they will support you with preparation for end point assessment

How long is the course?

The Assessor / Coach Level 4 course is delivered via a mixture of face to face and online workshops, webinars, coaching sessions and work-place learning.

  • 8 x 6 hour workshop to cover knowledge elements of of the standard (may include face to face and online workshop delivery)
  • 3 x skills development workshops and workshop activities
  • 3 x 4 hour EPA preparation workshops
  • 6 x 1 hour online coaching sessions
  • 6 x 1½ hour reviews
  • Development of portfolio evidence and assessment completion
  • Achievement of  Level 1 Safeguarding qualification
  • Achievement of Maths/English & ICT if required
  • Achievement of Level 3 Assessor Qualification (if required)
  • Completion of online learning modules as part of off the job activities

Assessor / Coach Level 4 Course duration 12-15 months plus EPA


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