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Apprentice Training Specialist

Field Based Roles

Field / M4 Corridor




Job Purpose

To support apprentices through to the successful completion of their apprenticeship programme. Deliver the knowledge, skills and behaviours through a blended learning approach. You will be accountable for the whole of the apprenticeship journey with responsibility for the internal quality assurance processes for the subject area.

Key role responsibilities and accountabilities

To train, coach, support and deliver the apprenticeship programme within their subject specialism and regional area.
Support apprentices with all aspects of the apprenticeship delivery including Maths, English and additional learner support where applicable working with our ALS/FS specialist
Provide information and guidance to the learner and employer about the progress of the apprentice.
To maintain high standards, adhering to service and awarding body quality assurance procedures
Work with the subject specialist team to ensure the standardisation of assessment and practices.
Facilitate and deliver through a range of different methods to create an engaging learning programme.
Programming of training and support in liaison with the programme manager and taking account of the employer individual needs.
On-board new apprentices to the correct programme following the Skern Training and Skills process.
Support apprentices in their workplace in preparing for their end point assessment.
To meet internally set deadlines for quality assurance checks.
To carry out initial assessment with learners using a range of methods.
To keep and maintain accurate records of training and assessment in accordance with service and awarding body requirements
To maintain and update own knowledge, skills and occupational competence as required by the awarding body.
To support the promotion and growth of apprenticeships throughout work-based learning and development.
Ensure clear understanding of the standard and the impact on the learner, being the expert and providing insight to the business.

Typical knowledge, skills and experience

Extensive knowledge & experience of the Outdoor Sector (preferably with NGB/Assessor qualifications)
Experience of delivering work based learning
Experience working with remote teams using TEAMS/ZOOM
Knowledge of End Point Assessment activities and methodologies
Knowledge of relevant IFATE Standards
Capable & qualified to work across Level 3 Outdoor programme.
Hold a recognised teacher / training qualification (AET, PTLLS or equivalent).
Hold an assessor qualification (A1, TAQA, CAVA, D32, D33 or equivalent) (desirable)
A strong commitment to continuous professional development (CPD) and evidence of own ongoing CPD.
Efficient time management & organisational skills
GCSEs English and Maths (C or above or key skills equivalent).
Knowledge of the OFSTED EIF
Current full driving license.

Behavioural competencies

Board Thinker:
Evaluates the commercial and financial implications of decisions, considering the wider People and operational context. Shows evidence of clear analytical thinking. Evaluates the full implications of actions on other parts of the business. Thinks outside of the ‘functional silo’. Stays up to date with customer trends, identifying opportunities and threats at an early stage.
Honesty and Transparency:
Asks for feedback from the Organisation on how to improve. Meets the needs of internal customers, by supporting and engaging when required.
Takes personal responsibility for correcting problems and demonstrates good recovery from complaints. Gives open and honest feedback at all levels even when it’s difficult. Meets and exceeds internal customer expectations. Is open honest and Transparent even when things go wrong.
Innovative & Adaptive:
Challenges people to find ways of improving what is done. Asking those critical questions to challenge, ‘How we do things’. Encourages and supports development of new processes and procedures.
Works productively in a high-pressure environment.
Welcomes change in a positive light, supporting their teams to embrace new ways of working.
Leading & Collaborating:
Initiates action and provides others with clear direction. Challenges inappropriate or ineffective behavior. Works with subject experts to get the best possible solution.
Takes responsibility for actions. Is self-confident and is seen as credible and a go to person by others. Welcomes new ideas and ensures everyone has a voice.
Developing Performance:
Keeps own knowledge and skills up to date practicing continuing professional development. Delivers results through teams and people. Actively seeks to stretch capability and scope of responsibilities. Challenges and sets, ‘Stretching’ goals for their team, providing feedback on performance and behaviours. Addressing under performance at the first opportunity.
Is sensitive to non-verbal cues, to other people’s feelings and emotions, and responds with sensitivity.
Communicates openly and freely with colleagues and teams to ensure that they can see the big picture.
Successfully persuades and influences others.
Presents information in a way that engages and motivates the audience. Is self-aware and changes style to suit the relevant audience.