Assessor/Coach (Level 4) Apprenticeship

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

Assessor/Coach (Level 4) apprentices develop a dual professional. They use their up-to-date professional knowledge and skills to support vocational and professional development across the formal Education and Training Sector (ETS), as well as in any employer setting, and at any level.

The Assessor/Coach (AC) role has emerged within the ETS, over the last 30 years, originally as a result of the implementation of vocational (competence-based) qualifications (notably NVQs) and formalised work-based education and training. 

ACs may coach and assess apprentices, trainees or new recruits (ranging from young entrants to new CEOs) in the workplace, commensurate with their own level of experience and qualifications, as required by their employer or their sector.

ACs coach and assess vocational learners, usually on a one-to-one basis, in a range of learning environments. Coaching skills involve complex communication techniques to actively listen, provide feedback and to engage learners in planning their individualised learning programme. These skills are also integral to assessing learners’ competence in-relation to work-related/industry standards and life skills. 

An AC will work co-operatively with other ETS or professionals (such as teachers, human resource professionals and mentors/supervisors in the workplace) in supporting the learner’s development of vocational competence and the wider skills that relate to employability and professionalism. 

Why choose Training Now as your Assessor/Coach (Level 4) apprenticeship provider?

The skills, behaviours and knowledge you develop through an Assessor/Coach (Level 4) apprenticeship with Training Now will be invaluable in growing your career.

Read all about apprenticeships, including our apprenticeship standards and framework.

Qualifications must include:
  • Level 1 safeguarding
  • Functional Skills in maths
  • Functional Skills in English

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

Candidates may have achieved maths, English and ICT Skills at Level 2 prior to commencing their training. Those that have not must achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment


A minimum of 15 months


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

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

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