Training and Assessment Courses
We offer qualifications for assessors as follows:
Level 3 Award in Undertaking End-Point Assessment
This qualification supports the role of the Independent End-Point Assessor and is for those wishing to know more about the IEPA role, or who are currently in an IEPA role and would like to be qualified. This course provides specific knowledge and skills necessary to undertake End-Point Assessment effectively and competently
This course consists of one unit, “The Principles and Practices of End-Point Assessment”. You will have individual sessions with an Assessment Mentor and complete 3 online tutorials covering the following:
- Invigilation policy and procedures
- Use of simulated/actual assessment within this award
- Understanding different types and methods of EPA
- Comparing strengths and limitations of a range of End-Point Assessment types and methods
- Explaining the role and responsibilities of an End-Point Assessor
- Explaining the function of EPA as part of an apprenticeship standard
- Being able to summarise the requirements of apprenticeship standards and EPA
- Understanding the difference between ongoing and End-Point Assessments
- Different grading requirements and the differences between each of them
- Key factors to consider when planning End-Point Assessments
- Summarising risks that may be involved in conducting EPA
- How to plan and conduct End-Point Assessments in line with the standards and assessment plan
- Understand relevant policies, procedures and legislation relating to all stages of EPA
How it is Assessed?
Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 5 are assessed through the completion and submission of an open-response assignment workbook document
Learning Outcome 4 is assessed through observation of real and simulated assessment activity and documentary evidence and documentary evidence
IQA Principles and Practices
This event will support participants in understanding the role of the facilitator and developing confidence in their facilitation skills. It introduces facilitation tools and techniques and explores when and how to apply facilitation skills.
- The difference between facilitation and training
- Key skills required by a facilitator
- Learning styles
- Group dynamics
- Intervention skills
- Bringing your own personality and style to the event
- Keeping the objectives in view
- Trying it out in a safe environment
Learning Mentor for Apprentices
Learning Mentor for Apprentices
Mentoring is an established development strategy both in the workplace and in a learning context. This makes the role of Learning Mentor ideally placed to support apprentices, developing their knowledge, skills and behaviours, in the workplace.
Learning Mentors use their occupational knowledge and competence to guide and advise those who are less experienced through applying theoretical learning in practical work environments. Learning Mentors provide practical, technical and pastoral support, liaising closely with managers, training professionals and HR.
Our 9-hour training programme covers:
- Practical application of mentoring processes/models
- Motivating and inspiring apprentices
- Working within professional and ethical boundaries
- Understanding the role of supervision in mentoring practice
- Advising, guiding and supervising apprentices to acquire the maximum benefit from their development programme
- Liaising with training providers and workplace colleagues to plan and implement structured and meaningful learning and work-experience for apprentices
- Approaches for giving feedback to apprentices
- Identifying and referring issues relevant to the apprentice’s progress and wellbeing
- Verbal and non-verbal communication, listening skills, ability to show empathy, questioning skills, non-judgemental approach, goal or target setting, summarising, advising and guiding, demonstrating positive behaviours and role modelling
The 9-hours are delivered across three 3-hour webinars, scheduled 4-weeks apart.
There is an optional ILM Level 2 Award in Effective Mentoring Skills (8584-11) qualification which those attending this programme can choose to undertake. To complete this, participants must attend the above webinars, undertake 1-hour of supervision with the trainer, attend a 1-hour assignment tutorial and successfully complete an assignment which includes a written assignment about the activities and responsibilities of a mentor and records of undertaking at least 3-hours of mentoring.