Assessor/ Coach Level 4

Occupational profile

The Assesor-COach (AC) is a dual professional, using their up-to-date professional knowledge and skills to support vocational and professional development across the formal ETS as well as in any employer setting, and at any level. They may, for example, 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.

ACs 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

  • Inspire, motivate and raise learners’ aspirations through their passion for the sector
  • Operate at all times to ethical and legal standards and within professional boundaries
  • Model and encourage mutual respect, displaying a deep understanding of equality and diversity, with and between learners, colleagues and appropriate agencies
  • Be resilient and adaptable when dealing with challenge and change, maintaining focus and self-control
  • Value the importance of Maths, English and ICT skills in the learners’ future economic and social well-being
  • facilitate access to relevant, current information advice and guidance
  • apply or reference relevant initial and diagnostic assessment
  •  agree a programme of development and assessment, setting realistic but challenging goals that meet learners’ and employers’ needs
  • liaise with employers, colleagues and others to support learners’ development
  • anticipate and overcome barriers to progress and inspire achievement, ensuring that learning is inclusive and supports diversity
  •  highlight learners’ mathematics and English needs, and signposts to appropriate support
  • give timely feedback on progress towards mastery of relevant skills and knowledge
  • promote the safe and effective use of digital and mobile technologies to support learners and the Assessor-Coach role

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this might include five GCSEs and/or A levels.

English and Maths

Level 2 English and Maths will need to be achieved, if not already, prior to taking the end point assessment.


The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 15 months.


This is a level 4 Apprenticeship.