Assessment, Achievement and Progression
The assessor will judge whether the apprentice’s performance meets the required standard. They will check the evidence for:
- Authenticity – is it the apprentice’s evidence?
- Validity – is the evidence appropriate and relevant to the standards being assessed?
- Sufficiency – is there enough evidence to demonstrate competence?
- Currency – does the evidence prove that skills, experience and knowledge are up to date?
Assessors provide support via, phone and email in between the monthly visits. In which they provide feedback to the apprentices on the evidence collected, as well as, provide advice and guidance on the targets that have been set.
All of our assessors have a wealth of occupational competency in the areas in which they deliver, as well as years of experience in teaching and assessment.
In order to ensure that each assessor conducts accurate and consistent assessments an Internal Quality Assurer is appointed. Their role is to carry out two work-based teaching and learning observations a year for all assessors. As part of this process every apprentice portfolio is subject to two interim reports and one final verification, to ensure high quality delivery is taking place.
An External Verifier is appointed by the Awarding Body and ensures that standards are being applied uniformly and consistently across approved centres.
To complete the Apprenticeship framework, the apprentice needs to achieve the following elements:
- A Knowledge qualification
- A Competency qualification
- Functional Skills (Numeracy, Literacy or ICT)
- Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
- Employee Rights and Responsibilities
Once the apprentice’s evidence has gone through the internal and external quality checks, Midlands Apprenticeships can claim for the certificates.
We aim for all apprentices to complete in a timely manner – they would therefore receive their certificate within 15 months of starting the programme.
Once an apprentice has completed their programme, they will have increased confidence in the workplace and this is demonstrated by increased responsibilities, and in some cases, promotion.
There may be the opportunity to progress up to the next level of qualification to support in this new job role.