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We are currently experiencing a period of growth, particularly in the end-point assessment field, and are looking for a range of experienced, enthusiastic people whose first love is education.
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Associate Assessor - Standard: Coaching Professional (Level 5)

Job Type: Part time

Start Date: January 21st, 2021

Closing Date: February 28th, 2022


Associate Assessor 

Standard: Coaching Professional (Level 5)


Hours per week: Contracted, Freelance

Salary/Fee: Fee per assessment, based on daily rate

Location: Multiple locations across the UK. Occasional travel to AIM HQ in Derby may be required.


AIM supports the growth in the end-point assessment (EPA) of apprenticeship standards, delivery of high-quality EPA, and working in partnership with major employers across sectors. We are currently focusing our work on the creative and cultural industries. We are seeking to recruit talented and motivated assessors across a range of standards in the creative sector, including Coaching Professional.


Coaching Professional


Coaching professionals work with people across a wide range of organisations to empower and enhance their professional performance. Coaching professionals work within a wide range of sectors including health, finance, engineering and manufacturing, education, retail, leisure and construction. Coaching is a non-directive way of leading, using deep listening and reflective, open questions rather than instructing and making suggestions. The purpose of coaching is to build the self belief of others, to be curious and self-aware, better equipping them to collaborate, innovate, manage change and get the best from their environment. 


Typical job titles undertaking this standard could include:

Business coach, Career coach, Coach, Coaching practitioner, Coaching professional, Leadership coach, Performance coach, Systemic coach, Team coach, Wellbeing coach.


Assessors for this standard must hold a level 5 or higher qualification in coaching. They should be knowledgeable about the coaching industry as a whole and have an understanding of the level 5 coaching professional apprenticeship. They should have recent relevant experience at a more senior level than the apprentice they are assessing, or significant relevant experience of the sector. Assessors for this standard will be required to provide evidence of their continuing professional development in relation to coaching and coach supervision within the last 3 years in order to assess this standard.


More information on this standard can be found on the AIM website

Assessment Methods 

  1. Portfolio
  2. Workplace observation
  3. Interview


AIM Associate Assessor


End-point assessors carry out independent assessment of apprentices once they have passed through the gateway.  End-point assessors must ensure their occupational competence and knowledge are up to date to ensure they have the right skills and knowledge to remain credible to employers and assess an apprentice's competence.


As an associate end-point assessor working with AIM you will:

- Assess and document apprentice competence against apprenticeship standards at designated venues using the stated assessment methods

- Carry out and document end-point assessment activities in line with AIM and regulatory arrangements

- Provide concise written feedback to apprentices to explain assessment decisions

- Complete and submit reports within the necessary timescales 

- Provide advice and support on end-point assessment 

- Participate in training and standardisation activities to ensure a consistent approach to end-point assessment

- Maintain a thorough knowledge of the organisation and AIM end-point assessment policies and procedure


Minimum requirements


Associate assessors for Coaching Professional must:

- Hold a level 5 or higher qualification in coaching.

- Be knowledgeable about the coaching industry as a whole and have an understanding of the level 5 coaching professional apprenticeship.

- Have membership of one of the following coaching professional bodies: Association for Coaching, European Mentoring & Coaching Council, International Coach Federation

- Have recent relevant experience at a more senior level than the apprentice they are assessing, or significant relevant experience of the sector. 

- Be able to provide evidence of their continuing professional development in relation to coaching and coach supervision within the last 3 years in order to assess this standard.

- Demonstrate willingness to undertake training about assessment practice, operating the assessment tools and grading 

- Some experience of working in the education sector would be desirable, as would some knowledge of assessment, but not essential as we are looking for industry practitioners 

- Be independent of the apprentice, their employer and training provider(s) i.e. there must be no conflict of interest


In addition


An assessor qualification would be desirable, but not essential e.g. award in undertaking end point assessment. Successful assessors will be required to undertake assessment training. 


Our assessors should also have:


Diversity orientation and an inclusive approach

Excellent organisational skills and a professional approach 

Timekeeping and punctuality

Problem solving skills and ability to stay calm under pressure 

Good interpersonal and communication skills

Willingness to travel

Self-motivation and a flexible approach with apprentices and employers

A driving licence (desirable, not essential)


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