FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much time will I have to devote to being an assessor?

  • The amount of time you will work as an assessor will be dependent on the size of your caseload.
  • You will visit each apprentice once a month during their apprenticeship (usually 12 times) with each visit typically taking 2 hours. However, between visits you will also be required to respond to any new evidence produced by the apprentice and map that on their e-Portfolio.
  • On average, an assessor will have to work on each apprentice for 4 hours per month, in addition to which you will be required to attend four half-day standardisation meetings per year.

How will I be remunerated?
Payment for assessing each apprentice is between £1000 and £1200 dependent on the programme followed, paid partly on a per-visit basis and partly as the learner completes their qualification.

How many apprentices will I be assessing?
You could be assessing anywhere between 10 to 20 learners at any one time, but the numbers and timing of the assessment can be very flexible, also accommodating lower caseloads to suit many people who also have other professional work.

What methods are used to assess an apprentice’s competence?

What are the next steps to becoming an assessor?

  • Send your details to us along with a current CV and if your experience is suitable we will invite you for an interview (or alternatively arrange one via Skype).
  • If both parties are happy to proceed then you’ll start your training for the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, which will take between 20 and 30 hours to complete and is partly delivered via eLearning.
  • The rest of the qualification will be completed by observing your interaction with two learners we will allocate you to work with. Once you are through all this, we can allocate more learners for you to work with.

Is the training free?
We currently charge £500 for this training via an initial £100 instalment followed by four monthly payments of £100 deducted from your earnings once you start to assess learners. However, this may soon be fundable through the Student Loans Company – please ask for more detail at interview.