This challenging role encompasses creation of a new service, supporting students and their employers through the Apprenticeship process to success, balancing resources against the demands placed upon the Service. The Apprenticeship Tutor will be responsible for ensuring each Apprenticeship student at L7 is given support and guidance to help them to successfully complete the End Point Assessment. The tutor supports each student in translating their academic learning to achieve the skills, behaviours and competencies required by the Apprenticeship standard. They will be both able to coach and support students across a range of sectors, as well as assess and advise on submission of End Point Assessments.
Monitoring progress towards End Point Assessment:
- Provide support in use of the e-portfolio tool, Pebble Pad.
- Be fluent with the EPA assessment criteria for each Apprenticeship
- Regularly assess the quality of evidence provided by apprentices, when providing evidence of competence against the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours (KSBs)
- Identify areas in need of improvement and further work required in order to meet the competencies set out in the apprenticeship standard
- Undertake apprenticeship reviews with apprentices and their employers, advising them on building the portfolio of evidence for the EPA
- Undertake, in collaboration with employers, final assessment and sign off on behalf of the Training Provider, of an apprentice’s work at Gateway, prior to EPA
- Advise students and provide feedback regarding their evidence submissions in their e-portfolio against apprenticeship standards.
- Support and advise apprentices in the identification and selection of examples of evidence from work-based tasks in order to demonstrate competence against the KSBs set out in the apprenticeship standard.
- Support and provide guidance to apprentices with regards to the preparation of writing and collating evidence which will demonstrate competence of the KSBs in the apprenticeship standard, in line with the apprenticeship standard assessment criteria.
- Coach apprentices to ensure they are meeting requirements and are ready to complete End Point Assessment.
- Take action with students who are not meeting standards in conjunction with academic staff as needed.
- To support learners to engage in all Apprenticeship requirements, particularly in the development of Maths and English skills, if not already attained level.
- Provide induction support and workshops during the programme to enable students to understand the requirements of the EPA
External and internal engagement:
- Liaise with employers and apprentices to develop learning and development plans as appropriate to the relevant apprenticeship standard.
- Set and communicate targets for employers and learners, monitor progress and support learner development.
- Attend reviews, in person or remotely, with apprentices and employers.
- Liaise with the End Point Assessors to understand their needs and to act accordingly.
- Work with other Groups (for example Masterships Office, Education Service) within the University to ensure a coordinated support service is provided to the Apprenticeship learners.
- To enhance the University’s reputation with professional/scholarly bodies by participating in existing networks and by developing new links capable of demonstrating impact.
Education / Qualifications
- Degree or equivalent experience in business, coaching or similar subject
- Professional qualification relating to higher education administration or project management
- A masters/Post Graduate Diploma in a relevant subject discipline
- A recognised teaching qualification in a relevant discipline
- A relevant apprenticeship assessor qualification
- Experience of teaching and assessing within a work based learning degree programme or apprenticeship scheme, or experience of tutoring/coaching at a management level in a work based learning environment
- Experience managing projects
- Demonstrated experience of setting up new systems
- Experience of a higher education context
- Demonstrable experience of working under pressure to meet deadlines, while balancing competing priorities
- Experience of apprenticeships and working with Government agencies
- Knowledge of Pebble Pad
Skills / Aptitudes
- Proven analytical and problem solving skills
- Ability to translate a set of theoretical vocational requirements into real world working applications
- IT literate, including word, email, internet use, and database applications
- High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
- Excellent verbal and written English communication skills, including report writing and presentation skills
- Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to provide tutorial counselling advice to apprenticeship students
- Ability to set and meet deadlines
- Ability to build and sustain relationships across a diverse organisation and with external stakeholders
- Proven decision making ability
- Comfortable working in evolving environments and adapting to new developments as necessary
- Self-motivated, methodical and highly organised
- Committed to developing and leading a customer service environment
- Thrives in new and /or time pressured environments
- Diplomatic and professional
- Commitment to continuous improvement
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