Playwork / TA Tutor & Assessor

Playwork / Teaching Assistant Tutor & Assessor

Job Title:                          NVQ Tutor & Assessor

Reporting to:                   Performance Manager – Apprenticeships

Responsible for:              Apprentice Program

Sectors:                             Education / Playwork

Areas:                                North East Wales

Salary Scale:                    £21,000 – £30,000 (Dependent on experience)



  • To train apprenticeship learners in an education environment, specifically in the Playwork and Supporting, Teaching and Learning routes.
  • To give additional support where necessary and make assessment decisions to judge competence against their chosen apprenticeship programmes.
  • Maintain delivery standards
  • Maintain compliance in accordance with guidelines set by WG
  • Welsh speaker desirable



  • Initially assess prior achievements, identify learner suitability for the apprenticeship
  • Identify learner support needs e.g. Essential Skills and Soft Skills
  • Agree learner starting points and set targets to develop and progress through the apprenticeship
  • Deliver classroom, small group and individual sessions of vocational and employability skills
  • Ensure Essential Skills, Equality & Diversity, British Values and Prevent is embedded into all sessions
  • Ensure target setting motivates the learner and give written and oral feedback on progression towards agreed targets
  • Ensure targets are met by learners
  • Review learner progress in accordance with contractual requirements and the organisation’s systems
  • Evaluate and document fully the learning of the learner
  • Maintain existing standards
  • Ensure that company safeguarding policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to
  • Ensure that safe practices and a culture of safety are promoted
  • Ensure learner retention and achievement is within the organisation’s targets
  • Monitor attendance and report any issues or concerns



  • Create an individual learning plan that takes into consideration all learner needs and expectations
  • Update information on progress of learner into learning plan
  • Take into account learner prior experiences. Set target dates for completion of tasks/units/qualifications/apprenticeship
  • Refer to plan in reviews



  • Target dates on reviews are to help learners effectively work towards achievement
  • Action plan each learner against all components with a S.M.A.R.T approach
  • Make targets motivating and give feedback on progress
  • Involve work-based supervisors/mentors in progress and reviews
  • Records of reviews must be in detail to show continuous progress



  • Deliver engaging teaching sessions when necessary
  • Design/deliver/maintain an effective and innovative curriculum to meet the standards set by the company
  • Identify resources necessary to deliver the programme
  • Undertake any personal training in order to update qualifications required to support the role and responsibilities
  • Agree and set targets with learners to develop and progress through the apprenticeship to meet their needs
  • Review learners progress in accordance with contractual requirements and the organisation’s systems
  • Prepare and plan the effective delivery of all vocational activity sessions
  • To be quality assured by observation of teaching, learning and assessment system
  • To undertake training prescribed by the company in order to maintain the standard and currency of qualifications required to support the role and responsibilities
  • Actively engage learners in the use of the e-portfolio/tracking system



  • Adhere to assessment standards when assessing/moderating learners
  • Involve employers/supervisors/mentors when planning assessments where appropriate
  • Integrate the Main Aim Qualification, Essential Skills, Equality and Diversity, Differentiation and Soft Skills competence during all activities
  • Incorporate various individualised and personalised assessment methods throughout the apprenticeship
  • Adhere to IQA/moderation systems and procedures
  • Plan and monitor the timely progress of all learners assigned to sessions
  • Be responsible for the regular review and target setting of learners



  • Department plan to be maintained in accordance with organisation’s objectives
  • Quality Assurance procedures maintained and are effective
  • Monthly team meetings attended
  • High level of teamwork and close co-operation with other departments
  • Attend regular staff performance reviews
  • Meeting agreed information and report deadlines



  • To abide by the organisation’s systems and procedures
  • Produce monthly reports for management
  • Be a role model in maintaining a positive culture that embeds the organisation’s values by ensuring learners feel valued, safe and supported



  • Departmental planning
  • Agree key measures of performance for individual learners
  • Improvement projects within team
  • Maintain a positive teaching and learning environment

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