Working on behalf of another leading EPAO, we are looking for high level experts in their field of work within the Motor Vehicle Maintenance sector (Heavy and Light Vehicle), with an assessor’s qualification such as TAQA or CAVA, to assess apprentices on these Level 3 qualifications.
A motor vehicle service and maintenance technician services and repairs light vehicles such as cars and vans and works either in dealerships which focus on a particular manufacturer, or in an independent garage which deals with many different makes of vehicles.
A Heavy Vehicle (HV) technician services, inspects and repairs HVs, categorised by the Department of Transport as category N2 or N3, and associated trailers, with the associated ancillaries. They work in either a dealership that focusses on a particular manufacturer, or for an independent garage, franchise or large fleet operator that deals with many different makes of vehicles. They work on all the systems found within the vehicle. The nature of the work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. The day-to-day tasks faced by the technician are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of ever more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques. Independent Assessment ensures apprentices have the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours detailed in the Standard, which specifies the Core Competencies of the role. End-point Assessors will undertake the final assessment of the learners, using different methods to check that apprentices meet these requirements. They will usually travel to apprentices’ workplaces to complete observations and professional discussions and will spend between a few hours and a full day with each learner.
End-point Assessors will be employed on a freelance basis and can expect up to 30 days’ work over a year. We are looking for candidates happy to travel, ideally nationwide.
- Undertaking the final assessment of an apprentice on the Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician and Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Standards to ensure they are fully competent for the role
- Assess without prejudice or bias in a fair and honest way
- Work with internal quality systems that ensure consistency, fairness and reliability of performance and evidence collection
- Provide constructive feedback and ensure assessment reports are high quality and recorded accurately
- Maintain occupational and assessment skills and experience
Essential Qualifications and Experience
- Recent occupational experience in the Vehicle Maintenance sector from the past 12 months
- Level 3 qualification within the field of Vehicle Maintenance
- An assessor’s qualification (ie: CAVA, A1, D32/33)
Essential Skills and Abilities
- The assessor must be someone who has nothing to gain from the outcome of the assessment and must not have been involved in the training and/or line management of the apprentice.
- Evidence of regularly updated continuing professional development (CPD) to demonstrate practical experience and updated occupational expertise. This will cover updated knowledge and skills, changes to legislation and consider the latest developments in the sector.
- Excellent understanding of the standard(s) for the new apprenticeship frameworks, including specific knowledge in the industry area for the standard.
- Understanding of regulators’ requirements: Ofqual, SFA, industry bodies.
- Practise standardised assessment principles as set out by Highfield.
- Competent in carrying out the assessments specified and grading the apprenticeship in line with the requirements set out in the assessment plan.
- Experience of producing clear, accurate and concise written reports in a number of formats; giving both results and constructive feedback and support.
- IT proficient, including the use of web conferencing software.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent organisational skills; ability to effectively prioritise.
- Able to work independently but also lead a team, if required.
- Flexibility to travel across the UK.
- Willingness to agree to overnight stays away from home, if required.
- Hold a recognised current workplace assessment qualification.
- Hold an IQA or IV award.
The legal bit
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