Graduate Level Apprenticeship (Engineering) Workbased Learning Verifier

University of Strathclyde - Faculty of Engineering

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering (

Reports To: GLA EDM Programme Director

Grade: 7

Salary Range:

£15,802 - £19,416 (1FTE - £31,604 - £38,833)

Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months)

FTE: 0.5 (17.5 hours/week)*

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde is one of the largest and most successful engineering faculties in the UK, and the largest in Scotland. As a leading international technological university, Strathclyde University is recognised for its world class research, knowledge exchange and educational programmes. At the heart of this is the Faculty of Engineering which is home to over 5200 students including over 3600 undergraduates, 800 taught postgraduates and almost 800 registered research students. We have a strong commitment to widening access and inclusion while maintaining academic quality and an outstanding student experience.

The University of Strathclyde in partnership with key stakeholders has led the development of the Graduate Level Apprenticeship Engineering: Design and Manufacture degree apprenticeship (GLA EDM). This degree programme is designed for learners employed full time within an engineering function in industry and consequently a significant proportion of the indicative student workload will be credit bearing workbased learning.

The Faculty of Engineering is seeking to recruit a qualified and experienced workbased learning verifier with an engineering background to support the delivery and assessment of the integrated workbased learning elements of a four year degree programme.

You will be involved in all aspects of the workbased learning activities including the co-ordination of workbased learning assessor activity, provision of initial assessor training on the use of the e-portfolio, development of individual learning plans, supporting workbased learning assessors and assessing/verifying of workbased learning activities. The role requires travel to employer sites across central Scotland and Ayrshire and the ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with a range of stakeholders including industry employers, workbased learning assessors, learners and other GLA EDM staff.

To be considered for the role you must hold both the SVQ Assessor Qualification (L&D9DI) and the SVQ Internal Verifier Qualification (L&D11) and have the required background in either Mechanical Engineering (or related discipline) or Electrical and Electronic Engineering (or related discipline) to allow for the assessing of various learners at SCQF level 7 within Scotland. You will also have significant experience of observing, assessing and verifying workbased learning within an engineering context (up to and including SCQF level 7) including:

  • Developing a standardised approach to ensure all GLA EDM workbased learning assessors are using the same workbased learning framework.
  • Managing the activity of and providing feedback to workbased learning assessors
  • Supporting workbased learners and assessing their portfolios of evidence
  • Reviewing and verifying candidate progress
  • Liaising with industry supervisors to develop individual learning plans and implement learner support strategies as required.

You must be able to demonstrate highly developed communication skills and good team working skills in order to work with the University of Strathclyde GLA EDM programme team and communicate effectively with learners, employers and internal colleagues. You must possess IT skills appropriate to supporting assessors and learners at a distance.

*Hours may be annualised depending on the requirements of the role.

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