Early Years and TA IQA - Essex

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1317168844-2
  • Date Posted: 7 May 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Best Practice Network
  • Location: Essex
  • Apprentice Pay: £34,000
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Driving, Project Management
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

Job Responsibilities

Internal Quality assurance

To conduct quality assurance and improvement activities in line with the IQA Strategy and awarding body requirements throughout the learner journey, from on-boarding activities to Gateway.

Produce sampling plans based on risk and in line with the IQA strategy

Conduct observations of coaching, teaching, learning and assessment (in the workplace and remotely) providing clear, constructive, supportive, and timely feedback to tutors and performance managers.

Monitor assessment to ensure learners' progress timely through their programme providing clear, constructive, supportive, and timely feedback to Apprenticeship Tutors.

Work in collaboration to undertake EQA visits under the direction of Quality, Compliance and Impact Manager to ensure Awarding Organisation compliance.

Share best practice, lead participation in standardisation activities to enhance and develop the programme and ensure consistency of assessment decisions

Monitor candidate progress and provide Apprenticeship Tutors support to ensure completion of Functional Skills exams, portfolios, gateway agreements, end point assessments and other targets to ensure timely completion

Conduct sample marking of assessments to ensure consistent outcomes for learners and provide feedback/reports to Quality, Compliance and Impact Manager.

Ensure checks on pen portraits are completed by Apprenticeship Tutors for all apprentices

Monitoring the recording and reporting of ALS. Supporting Apprenticeship Tutors on ALS delivery and recording.

Obtain, collate, and act upon feedback from apprentices and their employers.


Deliver training, mentoring and support to Apprenticeship Tutors to ensure compliance with the teaching and assessment standards including English and maths

Deliver induction training to new Apprenticeship tutors

Support associates and or staff in the completion of their Assessor and/or Internal Quality Assurer qualifications.

Work closely with Apprenticeship Quality, Compliance and Impact Manager to develop on-going development plans for staff to ensure that they have skills, knowledge and competence to fulfiltheir role

Seek feedback, collect information and continually reflect on own practice

Prioritise areas for own development and plan how learning and development will be achieved


Highlight improvement ideas to the Quality team to ensure the programme reflects current operational requirements

Work within established company policies and procedures, including those related to government funding rules

Provide appropriate data and information regarding the programme and learners as required and contribute to the regular self-assessment monitoring process

Attend CPD and Standardisation events as appropriate including relevant qualification updates, training, meetings, events and disseminate information and good practice guidance to colleagues as required.

Work effectively with the Quality, Compliance and Impact Manager to ensure effective & timely quality assurance to meet contractual requirements

Ensure provision delivery meets a minimum of a grade 2 Ofsted grade (measured through internal inspection)

Minimise out of funded learners (i.e. those past their completion date)

Maintain clear IQA records relevant to a group of individual candidates and Apprenticeship Tutors


Ensure all relevant on-boarding documentation of new candidates on the programme is accurate and complete on BUD

Review and ensure Apprentice Tutors' CPD logs are accurately maintained

Contribute towards the development of the Self-Assessment Review and Quality Improvement Plan

Any other duties connected with the post as are reasonably required from time to time

Equality & Diversity

Support and promote equality and diversity at Best Practice Network to ensure equality of opportunity for all learners, visitors and staff and the elimination of discriminatory practices


Support and promote the safeguarding agenda at Best Practice Network to ensure learners, visitors and staff are safeguarded.


Hold an Assessor qualification

Hold an IQA qualification (V1, D34, TAQA)

Occupational Competence Level 5 Early Years Education and or Leadership and Management or Education and Teaching

Hold Level 2 English and math qualifications, GCSE, A Level or Functional Skills L2

Experience in assessing and quality assurance (ideally within an education environment)

Able to develop strong professional relationships with employers and learners

Have strong IT skills and experience of working across a range of software packages. Microsoft 365, word, excel, power point and teams

Hold a full driving licence, have own vehicle and be willing to travel to customer sites and Bristol head office

Have high levels of motivation and the ability to use own initiative

Have an ability to contribute positively to a team and value others' contributions

Desirable Criteria

Hold a relevant degree

Teaching qualification L4 or above

Have a clear understanding of national developments within the Education and apprenticeships sector and End Point Process

We will need perform an enhanced DBS check on the successful candidate. This check will refresh and update throughout your employment with us.The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions each year by processing and issuing DBS checks for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. DBS also maintains the Adults' and Children's Barred Lists, and makes considered decisions as to whether an individual should be included on one or both of these lists and barred from engaging in regulated activity.