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IQA - (Internal Quality Assurer) Standard: Junior Advertising Creative (Level 3)
Job Type: Part time
Start Date: January 28th, 2021
Closing Date: February 28th, 2022
Associate IQA - Internal Quality Assurer
Standard: Junior Advertising Creative (Level 3)
Hours per week: Contracted
Salary/Fee: Pay based on daily rate, competitive
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, 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 IQAs across a range of standards in the creative sector, including Junior Advertising Creative.
Junior Advertising Creative
This standard relates to the advertising industry. In the increasingly competitive global markets, it is the brands with creative, original, engaging advertising that really stand out from the crowd. Advertising helps turn products into brands by establishing a relationship between the consumer and the brand, thus securing long term, loyal custom. This is a specialist occupation which is found principally within advertising agencies, but Junior Advertising Creatives have skills that can be applied across a wide range of sectors, wherever there is a creative need for advertising, for example in the creative department of a broadcaster. In the United Kingdom there are thousands of people employed in this busy, fast paced and vibrant industry.
The broad purpose of the occupation is to come up with creative ideas which help bring forward fresh thinking and transform businesses and behaviour. This is achieved by creating standout advertising. The Junior Advertising Creative occupation is about origination. They start with a blank piece of paper and come up with a big idea that can be executed across multiple Media touchpoints.
Apprentice assessment methods
- Project including slide deck, presentation and questions: There are two components to this assessment method: an outcome component, which is the slide deck summarising the project work, plus a presentation and questions component to ensure the apprentice is assessed against the KSBs mapped to this assessment method
- Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence: A two way discussion with our assessor lasting 60 minutes, there will be a minimum of 10 questions that will provide coverage of the mapped KSBs.
More information on this standard can be found on the AIM website
AIM Associate IQAs
AIM operate an internal quality assurance framework that ensures end-point assessments delivered by AIM:
- are fit for purpose
- give all apprentices equal access and opportunity to demonstrate their achievements
- have been through an appropriate development and approval process
- are relevant: the EPA is current and genuinely measures occupational competence. Achievement of the apprenticeship is a dependable predictor of success in the occupation
- are reliable: the EPA produces consistent outcomes irrespective of context, cohort, timing or the organisations involved
- are reviewed regularly to ensure they comply with the above statements
Much of the delivery of our EPA assessments are quality assured by our associate Internal Quality Assurers (IQAs). The Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) is a dual professional, with both assessment and subject level expertise. The role is key in ensuring the validity and reliability of judgements and ultimately the issue of apprenticeship certificates.
As an associate IQA working with AIM you will:
- Plan, operate and evaluate quality assurance systems, by risk rating assessors and setting associated sampling/monitoring plans
- Support and develop assessors by providing advice and leading standardisation activities
- Monitor and improve the quality of assessment practice by observing assessments and reviewing assessment decisions and documents
- Report on the quality of assessment by completing reports and attending meetings
IQAs are expected to have a small caseload of assessments each year.
IQAs for Junior Advertising Creative must:
- Have worked in the advertising industry within the last 2 years. You must be able to demonstrate continuing engagement in the industry and previous work/specific projects within the areas being assessed.
- Hold or be working towards an IQA qualification. Successful IQAs will be required to undertake training in assessment practice.
- Have some experience of IQA within assessment, some experience of working in the education and training sector would be desirable 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
- Ideally hold or be working towards an end point assessor qualification, this is desirable, not essential.
Our IQAs should also have:
Diversity orientation and an inclusive approach
Excellent organisational skills and a professional approach
An eye for detail
Timekeeping and punctuality
Good interpersonal and communication skills