Course Level


Course length

15+ months

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Coaching and assessing vocational learners, usually on a one-to-one basis, in a range of learning environments.

Meet the trainer

Course Guide



What's included? / Modules


  • Apply and reference initial and diagnostic assessment

  • Develop programmes of development

  • Communication

  • Anticipate and overcome barriers to progress and inspire achievement

  • Stakeholder management

  • Pastoral support

  • Maintain your own professional development


  • Initial Advice and Guidance

  • Forms of assessment

  • Strategies for inspiring learners

  • Effective practice in giving feedback

  • Supporting the learner’s well-being

  • Study current and emerging technologies

  • Theories of self-awareness

  • Effective listening skills

  • Safeguarding


  • Inspire, motivate and raise learners’ aspirations

  • Operate at all times to ethical and legal standards

  • Model and encourage mutual respect

  • Be resilient and adaptable

  • Value the importance of maths, English and ICT skills

Entry Requirements

Individual employers may set any entry requirements which may include:

  • (As a dual-professional) - A qualification, at an appropriate level, and relevant up-to-date experience in the candidate’s vocational/subject specialism.

  • Many candidates will already possess a Level 3 qualification in Assessing. Depending on the specific education and training context, employers (and/or Awarding Organisations) may require candidates without an Assessor qualification, to achieve this prior to completion of their apprenticeship.

Candidates may have achieved maths, English and ICT skills at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE Grade C, or above) prior to commencing their training. Those that have not must achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Delivery and Assessment

The training is a blended learning delivery model, which takes place in the work place during working hours, wherever this may be, according to the apprentices role. 

This consists of: 

  • 1 to 1 monthly meetings of approx. two hours with a GLP trainer (face to face or telephone)

  • On-line learning courses and/or group sessions

  • Building an electronic portfolio of workrelated evidence

  • Maths and English at Level 2 (if not previously achieved)

  • 20% of time at work to be spent working towards apprenticeship

  • End Point Assessment (EPA) by an external examiner to complete qualification, consisting of: knowledge test, portfolio-based Interview & project presentation

Professional Qualifications, Career Progression, Links to professional Registrations

Qualifications outcomes must include:

  • Level 1 Safeguarding

Employers may also wish candidates to achieve appropriate additional qualifications in Education and Training, including coaching.

Progression opportunities:

the AC may be eligible to progress onto a full teaching role within an education and training provider organisation.