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

Job Type: Part time

Start Date: November 18th, 2020

Closing Date: February 28th, 2022


Associate IQA - Internal Quality Assurer 

Standard: Publishing 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 Publishing Assistant.


Publishing Assistant


Publishing Assistants provide support for specific areas across all key parts of the publishing process from the conception of book, digital product, journal or other product (such as educational resources), through to the production, in a variety of paper and digital formats, and then to support the sales, marketing and publicity processes. Publishing Assistants will usually be involved with aspects of publishing which include editorial, marketing, sales, publicity, production, rights or digital. They will have an awareness or skills which stretch across the publishing process particularly in smaller organisations. They will typically report to an editorial manager and are involved with editing, proof reading and briefing external stakeholders about their work and the work of colleagues.

In different organisations the job title may vary and may include editorial assistant, marketing assistant, publicity assistant, production assistant, rights assistant, contracts assistant.

Assessment methods

  • Project and presentation: During the first two months of the EPA period, the apprentice will produce a written workplace project and develop a presentation based on the outcomes of that project both of which will be marked by our assessor. We hold a bank of project titles from which the apprentice and employer can choose. 
  • Professional discussion: A two-part discussion with our assessor, each part lasting 75 minutes and supported by the apprentice’s portfolio of evidence. 

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


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


Minimum requirements

IQAs for Publishing Assistant must: 


  1. Have worked in the publishing industry and have recent demonstrable experience within the same area of publishing 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.


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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