End Point Assessor - Apprenticeship - Large Goods Vehicle Driver 2020
Closing date: 30 June 2020 at midday
Overview of the independent end-point assessor role:
The Government has introduced a requirement that all apprenticeships contain an end-point assessment (EPA) which is a holistic assessment of the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour (KSBs) that have been learnt throughout the apprenticeship. This is to make sure that apprentices meet the rigorous standard set by employers and are fully competent in the relevant occupation. Pearson must provide employers with the confidence that completing an apprenticeship means an individual is fully job-ready and that all apprentices, following the same standard, are assessed consistently, regardless of where they are undertaking their apprenticeship or who they are doing it with.
An independent EPA means that those making a decision on the competency of the apprentice have nothing to gain from the outcome of the assessment. To maintain independence within the scope of this EPA, an independent end-point assessor (IEA) can only undertake end-point assessments of apprentices, with whom they have no conflict of interest. This means they must be independent of the registered apprenticeship training provider at which the apprentice completed their on-programme element, and must not have been involved in the on-programme training, assessment, or line management of such apprentices.
The end-point assessments will be conducted on dates agreed with employers and/or providers, if appropriate. IEAs will record and submit the EPA outcomes, with clear justifications for the grading decisions. EPA activities will be quality assured by Pearson quality assurance representatives.
IEAs for this EPA will meet?the occupational profile of the apprentices they are assessing and will be trained, standardised and approved to operate as IEAs. The IEAs will undertake EPAs in line with the associated apprenticeship assessment plan, and the materials provided by Pearson. Please see the below Key Accountabilities and Person Specification sections for further details.
The IEA will:
Take part in regular training and standardisation activities, associated with the role of IEA for this EPA
Maintain and provide evidence of ongoing, relevant Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
Assess the performance of candidates in accordance with published assessment and grading criteria and procedures, ensuring overall standards are maintained
Follow the protocols set out in Pearson’s specifications, assessment materials and quality assurance protocols, relating to the EPAs
Maintain service-level agreements with regards to responding to EPA planning, operational activities, reports and submissions of assessment outcomes
Report all risks and issues encountered during the end-point assessment to Pearson, including any suspected malpractice/maladministration
Ensure all EPA reports and assessment evidence are high quality and recorded accurately
Support Pearson, if necessary, with any appeals from apprentices, regarding assessment decisions
Raise any conflicts of interest, including in relation to the independence of assessment
Ensure that any personal actions are completed, as required by Pearson
Contribute to the continuous improvement of Pearson’s end-point assessment activities
Contribute to the external quality assurance activities undertaken by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
LGV Drivers drive in a safe and fuel efficient manner, ensuring that the right products are delivered at the right time, location and temperature (if required), with the correct documentation and within the shortest lead times. They are responsible for maintaining the integrity of load and vehicle by applying correct procedures for restraint, road, health and safety, they may work within one or more sub-sectors, including: shipping, removals, import/export, freight, hazardous goods, and food. LGV Drivers will deliver to a range of settings, such as warehouses, shops and private homes, and their customer base will range from large global organisations to sole traders and private customers. They may be required to work in shifts and will usually work alone. They operate in many different localities such as inner city, towns, and rural locations.
LGV Drivers communicate with a wide range of people and customers, and strive to meet expectations by providing a quality service that encourages repeat business, showing drive and energy even when challenges arise. Individuals in this role are highly competent in using industry-recognised systems (such as systems for reporting defects) and associated services e.g. customer specifics on packaging or labelling, and will be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
Background and Experience (essential):
Be occupationally competent
Hold a recognised assessor qualification or have equivalent experience
Hold licenses, certificates and/or permits required to operate or drive relevant LGVs (e.g. Cat C1, Cat C, Cat C+E)
Current ADR certificate, if the assessment involves the movement and handling of dangerous goods
Experience of leading meetings/structured interviews/discussions
Experience of complying with quality assurance/regulatory requirements
Evidence of commitment to maintaining CPD, in line with new apprenticeship requirements and the EPA specialism
Background and Experience (desirable):
To hold, or be working towards an internal quality assurance qualification
Experience of making grading judgements
Knowledge of prevent & safeguarding
Skills & Knowledge (Essential)
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively respond to conflicts
Flexibility to understand and respond to the individual needs and circumstances of employers/apprentices
Sufficient and relevant technical knowledge of:
Health and Safety requirements in the workplace
industry structure and processes
relevant legal and regulatory frameworksa range of products and services offered within the indu
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