Working on behalf of another leading EPAO, we are looking for high level experts in their field of work within the Public Service, with an assessor’s qualification such as CAVA or A1, to assess apprentices on this Level 3 qualification.
The Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump (RACHP) Engineering Technician is a specialist occupation involved in planning, preparing and safely carrying out work activities in process, product and space cooling. Knowledge must be transferable between any of the core activities of refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pumping.The work is carried out in a variety of applications essential for key UK business activities such as food production, product distribution, retail storage and display, transport and office climate control, manufacturing processes (eg petrochemical, pharmaceutical), IT/Datacentres and medical/healthcare services temperature and environmental control.
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.
This work is possible to do as freelance or alongside full-time employment.
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 RACHP Engineering Technician Standard 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 Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Engineering sector from the past 12 months
- Level 3 qualification within the field of RACHP Engineering
- 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.
If you are interested in working at this fantastic Organisation and are available for interview, please apply with your CV and daytime contact number.
The legal bit
Protocol promotes equal rights and is an employment business under The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. Work is undertaken on a self-employed basis under contract with Protocol. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for all Protocol assignments. All positions advertised by Protocol comply with the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.
As a result of the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we might not be able to respond to every candidate with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.