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IQA - (Internal Quality Assurer) Standard: Photographic Assistant (Level 3)

Job Type: Part time

Start Date: March 3rd, 2021

Closing Date: February 28th, 2022

Associate IQA - Internal Quality Assurer 

Standard: Photographic Assistant (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 Photographic Assistant.

Photographic Assistant

PhotographicAssistants carry out skilled work in the photographic industry utilising commonphotographic knowledge and skills. The knowledge and skills can equally beapplied to whatever means and methods are used in the workplace to generate,print or publish a photographic image. Whilst the majority of photographicimagery is produced digitally, the use of photographic film and silver basedprints are still used in specialist businesses. On completion of thisapprenticeship, apprentices may move into further and higher education, orsecure employment in the respective sector of the photographic industry. Thisis a core and options apprenticeship with two optional occupational /role areas:

Option 1: An Assistant Photographer generates the original imagery and isemployed across a wide range of areas, for example: social, commercial,government, scientific departments and specialist applications. They can workin indoor studios as well as outside locations using digital or film cameras;producing stills or video imagery for a wide range ofuses.    

Option 2: A Photographic Technician will typically work in a commercial photofinishing business, high street minilab or in-house processing centre. Theirwork involves producing prints from customer supplied digital imagery. Somestaff working in specialist areas will be responsible for processing andprinting imagery from photographic films using non-digital equipment. 

Assessment Methods 

  1. Multiple choice test
  2. Workplace observation 
  3. Professional discussion


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:

  1. Plan, operate and evaluate quality assurance systems, by risk rating assessors and setting associated sampling/monitoring plans
  2. Support and develop assessors by providing advice and leading standardisation activities
  3. Monitor and improve the quality of assessment practice by observing assessments and reviewing assessment decisions and documents
  4. Report on the quality of assessment by completing reports and attending meetings

Minimum requirements

IQAs for Photographic Assistant must:

  1. Have worked in the sector and have recent demonstrable experience within the same area as the assessment.
  2. Hold or be working towards an IQA qualification. Successful IQAs will be required to undertake training in assessment practice. 
  3. Have experience of IQA, some experience of working in the education and training sector would be desirable but not essential as we are looking for industry practitioners 
  4. Be independent of the apprentice, their employer and training provider(s) i.e. there must be no conflict of interest
  5. Ideally hold or be working towards an end point assessor qualification, this is desirable, not essential.

IQAs are expected to have a small caseload of assessments each year.

Our IQAs should also have:

Excellent organisational skills and a professional approach 

An eye for detail

Timekeeping and punctuality

Good interpersonal and communication skills



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