Specialist Skills Instructor (Plumbing), PROCAT, Basildon

Prospects College of Advanced Technology (PROCAT)
32884.00 - 35967.00 GBP Annual
03 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Purpose: To work with an allocated caseload of students/apprentices and employers to effectively plan and carry out appropriate assessment, coaching and training activities both in the workplace and simulated environments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To plan, prepare and deliver assessments of competence which meet the Ofsted criteria for 'Good' or better including the development of relevant resources
  • To ensure accurate assessment and progressive feedback of learners' work against criteria
  • To work with employers, developing a training needs analysis which translates into further programmes
  • Mapping of relevant awarding body assessment criteria to the employees workplace activity in conjunction with the employer and other relevant stakeholders
  • Support the implementation of IAG, employer engagement and student progression
  • To ensure the student's work place environment is safe and secure with adherence to relevant health and safety risk assessments
  • Create, maintain and analyse accurate data in relation to learners.
  • Produce effective, accurate and current records to ensure that all parties are clear where each student is at any given time and how to progress further
  • To respond to and support students' additional needs with referral on to appropriate parties
  • To embed and promote British Values and support and respond sensitively and empathically to student disclosures, observing confidentiality where appropriate and referring appropriately in the case of safeguarding.

Quality Measures / Outputs:

  • Achievement of key performance indicators as directed by Programme Manager (achievement, pass rates, retention and attendance)
  • Observations/learning walks are at required standard or above
  • Learner satisfaction at 90% or above with a clear understanding of the benefits of obtaining the skills relevant to the course
  • All students on caseload have required number of assessments per academic year
  • Fully developed training plan in conjunction with named employers
  • All students on caseload have a plan of their learner journey from beginning to end and beyond

How outputs will be achieved:

  • Develop planning for individualised learning and assessment which in-turn leads to the delivery of active and engaged learning working with relevant personnel within the faculty
  • Fully implement tracking systems, monitor and complete, sharing with all stakeholders to ensure that learners understand fully what needs to happen to achieve and exceed their targets
  • To contribute to reviews/progression data/registers and any other associated reports to inform both internally and externally in a timely way
  • Plan and deliver appropriate assessments in accordance with awarding body criteria and work related outcomes
  • Work with associated parties to ensure that where support is in place this is highlighted within planning and shared in a timely manner to enable students to exceed their aspirations.
  • Embed English, maths, ICT into planning and delivery working with vocational areas to ensure learning is relevant
  • Working alongside relevant stakeholders to ensure the relevant opportunities to fulfil the assessment of competence
  • Participate and fully engage in CPD working, both relevant to industry and education, on identified areas for improvement as evidenced through learning walks, observations and college areas for improvement
  • Working with all relevant parties on the student's journey including IAG
  • Working alongside relevant stakeholders mapping training needs analysis to relevant courses and qualifications ensuring financial viability
  • Working with awarding bodies and lead IQA, developing the assessment framework to ensure compliance and continual high standards

    Specific skills:

  • Min L3 Trade Qualification, Knowledge of Framework, AI/IV.
  • Demonstrate recent installation, servicing and maintenance competence within Air-Con and Refrigeration Including design.
  • Understanding of the standard practices and operational procedures within the air-con refrigeration industry.
  • F-gas qualified.
  • Broad range of technical knowledge and experience within Air-Con and Refrigeration
  • Industry experience of the area being taught of at least 5 years.

The post holder should embody our core values of Professionalism, Equality, Integrity and Accountability. Applicants will be required during the interview process to demonstrate how their skills/competencies meet the requirements for the role, and how they share our core values.

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