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Skills Coach

Reports to:

Head of Apprenticeships, Quality & Systems

Summary

To provide on-going support and guidance to our apprentices and their employers after our 12-week bootcamp. You will support portfolio building, coach around technical software development skills (knowledge, skills and behaviours), prepare apprentices for exams and End Point Assessment. You will monitor and track progress through our e-portfolio system throughout the duration of the apprenticeship and review progress towards milestones, providing developmental feedback and coaching either face to face or virtually to enable the apprentice to successfully achieve all elements of the standard in a timely manner.

Duties

Onboarding

  • Conduct apprentice & employer onboarding sessions to outline the apprenticeship programme and learner journey.
  • Book and conduct bootcamp review meetings with the apprentices and their employer.

Skills Coach

  • Manage a caseload of learners to successfully guide them through the apprenticeship programme including End Point Assessment.
  • Review progress against set targets with apprentice and manager every three months.
  • Regular coaching sessions (at least once a month) with each apprentice to deliver technical coaching around software development.
  • Offer support and guidance to both apprentice and employer with regards to the technical requirements of the apprenticeship.
  • Ensure that learner action plans and review processes are completed to a high standard.
  • Build rapport with learners and identify how to support them to perform at their best on the apprenticeship and at work.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the course topics you are required to deliver.
  • Update learners’ progress through the use of an e-portfolio system
  • Deliver Safeguarding, Prevent & British Values awareness coaching to learners and ensure employers have suitable processes in place to support the learner.
  • Support the employer in identifying a suitable project to satisfy the requirements of End Point Assessment.

Functional Skills

  • Ensure all apprentices complete the initial assessment and diagnostics tasks on BKSB.
  • Support those apprentices needing functional skills to identify areas to work on and set appropriate tasks.
  • Evaluate monthly activity to support apprentices in preparation for exam/s.
  • Deliver revision sessions around English and maths.
  • Discuss mock exam results and set relevant tasks on BKSB as required.

Exam preparation

  • Identify necessary resources and set tasks to build knowledge of BCS Methodologies exam.
  • Discuss the options for the vendor qualifications with the apprentice and employer to decide which is most appropriate.
  • Support apprentice in using online resources for exam preparation.
  • Lead the scheduling and booking of exams with apprentices.
  • Invigilate exams as required adhering to the awarding body’s regulations

General

  • Follow quality assurance and compliance procedures to ensure we continue to deliver the best service possible.
  • Support the Apprenticeship Outcomes Lead with general coaching duties as required.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and train in new technical subject areas (working toward own continued professional development).
  • Identify apprentice case studies/quotes/ good news and share with the wider team.
  • Share best practice and support the development of coaching delivery.

Skills & Experience

  1. Assessor award A1 or equivalent or a Teaching qualification PTLLS or above (essential)
  2. Understanding of Ofsted education inspection framework (essential)
  3. Ability to demonstrate an understanding of math skills and able to demonstrate good written skills to successfully undertake the job role (essential)
  4. Software Apprenticeship assessing/training delivery experience (desirable)
  5. Knowledge and understanding of Awarding Body requirements (BCS) and preparing apprentices for EPA (desirable)
  6. Full Driving Licence (desirable)

Competencies

  • Ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Strong written, oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work under pressure to targets & deadlines.
  • Able to plan and have an attention to detail for documentation requirements.
  • Self-motivated and driven to succeed.

Key metrics

  • Distinction rates
  • Timely completions
  • Achievement rate
  • Observation of teaching and learning

Terms & Conditions

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent.

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Wellness programmes
  • Work from home

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred)

Work remotely: Temporarily due to COVID-19

If you are interested in the position above and want to be part of an innovative and expanding training business, please drop a note along with your CV to our hiring lead, Kath Woods on kath.woods@wearecodenation.com