End Point Assessor - Apprenticeship - Systems Engineer
Reference : SE / EPA / 2020
Closing date : 31 March 2021 at midnight
Overview of the independent end-point assessor role :
The Government has introduced a requirement that all apprenticeships contain an end-point assessment (EPA) which is a holistic assessment of the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour (KSBs) that have been learnt throughout the apprenticeship.
This is to make sure that apprentices meet the rigorous standard set by employers and are fully competent in the relevant occupation.
Pearson must provide employers with the confidence that completing an apprenticeship means an individual is fully job-ready and that all apprentices, following the same standard, are assessed consistently, regardless of where they are undertaking their apprenticeship or who they are doing it with.
An independent EPA means that those making a decision on the competency of the apprentice have nothing to gain from the outcome of the assessment.
To maintain independence within the scope of this EPA, an Independent Employer Assessor can only undertake end-point assessments of apprentices, with whom they have no conflict of interest.
This means they must be independent of the registered apprenticeship training provider at which the apprentice completed their on-programme element, and must not have been involved in the on-programme training, assessment, or line management of such apprentices.
The end-point assessments will be conducted on dates agreed with employers and / or providers, if appropriate. Independent Employer Assessors will record and submit the EPA outcomes, with clear justifications for the grading decisions.
EPA activities will be quality assured by Pearson quality assurance representatives.
Independent Employer Assessors for this EPA will be expert’ level systems engineers and will be trained, standardised and approved to operate as Independent Employer Assessors.
Independent Employer Assessors will chairthe EPA panels and provide assessment, reviews and feedback, to ensure that the apprentice has achieved the required standard.
Independent Employer Assessors will undertake EPAs in line with the associated apprenticeship assessment plan, and the materials provided by Pearson.
Please see the below Key Accountabilities and Person Specification sections for further details.
Key Accountabilities :
The Independent Employer Assessor will :
Employer Assessor has Veto power)
Background and Experience (essential) :
Background and Experience (desirable) :
Skills & Knowledge (Essential)
Any applicant undertaking this role will be expected to :
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