Ideal for those wanting to assess in the salon or take the first step into teaching, this
apprenticeship standard gives you the opportunity to learn and gain the skills needed in to be an assessor/trainee tutor. This Learning and Skills Assessor standard includes Functional
Skills Level 2 in Maths and English (if required).
Benefits for individuals
- Start teaching and assessing in your salon
- Gain a nationally recognised qualification
- Take the first steps towards a teaching career
Benefits for employers
- Learning and Skills Assessor apprentices can support your wider team
- They can help build the training foundations in your salon or barbershop
The broad purpose of this occupation is to assess candidates against agreed standards of competence using a range of assessment methods. The learning and skills assessor will plan, conduct assessment activities and record and report on assessment decisions to the learner and other relevant stakeholders. They will support the progression of the learner through feedback of assessment decisions, setting of ongoing realistic learning goals and referral to other professionals if required. The learning and skills assessor will be committed to their own continual professional development to maintain occupational competency in their sector.
This qualification will help you progress to further qualifications such as:
- Team Leader Level 3 Apprenticeship
- CertEd or DET/DTTLs Teaching course
Laptop or tablet may be required for assignment tasks
The apprentice will be able to assess candidates against agreed standards of competence using a range of assessment methods. The learning and skills assessor apprentice will plan, conduct assessment activities and record and report on assessment decisions to the learner and other relevant stakeholders. They will support the progression of the learner through feedback of assessment decisions, setting of ongoing realistic learning goals and referral to other professionals if required.
- Duty 1 – Plan and conduct inclusive assessment using a range of assessment methods and approaches working within organisational, legal, and ethical frameworks, including confidentiality and safeguarding.
- Duty 2 – Use a range of communication methods to provide timely constructive feedback on assessment decisions to learners and where relevant, other stakeholders.
- Duty 3 – Participate in standardisation, moderation and quality assurance of assessment decisions to contribute to the quality assurance of own and others assessment practice and
the organisations quality cycle.
- Duty 4 – Develop and maintain current and accurate records of assessment plans and tracking of assessment decisions, using agreed communication methods to share with relevant stakeholder, recognising confidentiality and privacy.
- Duty 5 – Use assessment outcomes and data to support the ongoing setting of individual learning goals and progression toward timely achievement of intended outcomes.
- Duty 6 – Provide information, advice and guidance, working within own professional boundaries and recognising requirements for referral to other professional services where required.
- Duty 7 – Recognise the role of holistic assessment in supporting the development of wider skills for the learner.
- Duty 8 – Make sustainably informed decisions in approaches used to plan, conduct, record and evaluate assessment activities.
- Duty 9 – Undertake and maintain records of continual professional development activities in their sector to maintain occupational competency, including sustainable practice and digital literacy.
As well as our standard course requirements needed to complete all our apprenticeships and training programmes (please see our General Course Information), candidates need to complete the following:
Portfolio of Evidence
The following are acceptable forms of portfolio evidence, and the most suitable forms will be selected for each unit:
- Products evidence
- Reflective accounts
- Professional discussion
- Projects & Assignments
EPA – End Point Assessment
This is the final stage of the apprenticeship.
Observation with questions
You will be observed by an independent assessor completing your work. It will last at least 2 hours. They will ask you at least 5 questions.
Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
You will have a professional discussion with an independent assessor. It will last 75 minutes. They will ask you at least 12 questions. The questions will be about certain aspects of your occupation. You need to compile a portfolio of evidence before the EPA gateway.