Graduate Level Apprenticeship (Engineering) Workbased Learning Assessor (up to 4 posts)

University of Strathclyde - Faculty of Engineering

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering (

Reports To: Programme Director

Grade: 7

Salary Range:

£12,642 - £15,533 (1 FTE -£31,604 -£38,833

Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months)

FTE: 0.4 (14 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 number of qualified and experienced workbased learning assessors with an engineering background to support the delivery and assessment of the integrated workbased learning elements of the 4 year degree programme.

You will be involved in all aspects of the workbased learning activities including the provision of initial learner training on the use of the e-portfolio, development of individual learning plans, supporting workbased learners, assessing of workbased learning activities, examining their portfolios of evidence and developing individual learning plans. The role requires frequent 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 learners, GLA EDM staff and other workbased learning assessors.

To be considered for the role you must hold the SVQ Assessor Qualification (L&D9DI) and ideally 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 substantial years of experience of observing and assessing candidates in their workplace including:

  • developing individual learning plans
  • interviewing candidates and examining their portfolios of evidence
  • providing feedback and offering advice
  • keeping records of candidates' progress
  • liaising with industry supervisors and developing learner support strategies.

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 quality verifiers. You must possess IT skills appropriate to supporting learners at a distance.

*Contract offered is nominally 0.4FTE but there is some flexibility in the FTE depending on the candidate(s) appointed. Hours may be annualised depending on the requirements of the role.

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