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Independent Assessor – Health Play Specialist

Academic Quality & Standards Office

Salary:   £39.93 an hour
Release Date:   Thursday 07 October 2021
Closing Date:   Thursday 28 October 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:   QUAL31

Independent Assessor – Health Play Specialist  

The End Point Assessment Department (EPAD):

The University of West London is the End Point Assessment organisation for the integrated apprenticeship and is fully registered on the Education and Skills Funding Agency Register of End Point Assessment Organisations (RoEPAO). The End Point Assessment department (EPAD) is responsible for the quality assurance of End Point Assessments (EPA) for apprenticeships, ensuring robust internal quality assurance processes in line with the requirements of assessment plans. The department is also responsible for recruiting and training Independent Assessors. 


The Role:

The Independent Assessor (IA) role assesses the Apprentice(s) competence against an industry specific standard, as part of the End Point Assessment activities carried out by apprentices on the Degree Apprenticeship. The role provides independence and impartiality for the Apprenticeship Standard and requires use of assessment experience with robust industry knowledge to form judgements and grading decisions. The IA will carry out the EPA as set out in the Assessment Plan for the Apprenticeship Standard, including:  

  • Invigilating, assessing and grading the assessment activities according to the Assessment Plan   
  • Overseeing the design of EPA activities in liaison with the Lead Independent Assessor.  
  • Observing the Apprentice in the observation of practice (where applicable)  
  • Determining the EPA grade (Professional Discussion grade and Observation grade) 
  • Taking part in standardisation activity. 
  • Participating in annual assessment training.  
  • Provide detailed and appropriate feedback to support apprentice development where necessary.  
  • Annually submitting evidence of CPD activity within the agreed timescale.   
  • Annually reviewing conflicts of interest declaration within the agreed timescale. 
  • Overseeing and coordinating standardisation of EPA outcomes between Independent Assessors (where applicable).  
  • Completing annual report.  


The Person:

The successful candidate must meet the following criteria:

 

  • Understand the standard and assessment plan.
  • Deliver the end-point assessment in line with the EPA plan.
  • Comply to the Internal Quality Assessment requirements of the EPAO.
  • Be independent of the apprentice, their employer and training provider(s) i.e. there must be no conflict of interest.
  • Hold or be working towards an independent assessor qualification e.g. A1.
  • Have subject knowledge in the relevant Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Have registration with the relevant PSRB, where applicable.
  • Attend the required number of EPAOs standardisation and training events per year.
  • Be familiar with the EPA performance expected of apprentices to achieve the award being assessed.  
  • Have awareness of current developments in the design and delivery of relevant assessments.  

The role will be formally approved by the Academic Quality and Standards Office (AQSO), following; successful completion of necessary training, employment checks in relation to conflict of interest and right to work in the UK.

Training requirements:

The role holder will be given ongoing support and guidance from the AQSO and the relevant School/College in order to fulfil their role. They will also be expected to attend internal and external events relevant to the Apprenticeship to ensure they keep up to date with any changes to the Apprenticeship Standard.

How to Apply 

To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ and upload a copy of your CV. Further information about the application process can be found here: https://jobs.uwl.ac.uk/display.aspx?id=1253&pid=0 

Please email hr.recruitment@uwl.ac.uk  if you need any assistance with the application process.

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