NVQ Assessors recruitment agency listing
National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) assessors ensure that students working towards NVQs are capable of performing key tasks in the workplace.
Prospective NVQ assessors must have a minimum of two years experience in their current occupation. They also require good communication skills and a genuine desire to help others to reach their full potential. Once in employment, trainee NVQ assessors receive on-the-job training from their employer and must gain either an A1 or A2 Certificate to become fully qualified.
NVQ assessors can find employment in colleges and companies across the UK. Assessors are required across the whole range of NVQ subjects, including health and social care, engineering and manufacturing, and business and administration. There is currently a national shortage of NVQ assessors, particularly in health and social care and construction. Employment openings for full-time and part-time staff are advertised in sector publications and through recruitment agencies that handle jobs in the education sector.
NVQ assessors tend to work between 37 and 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday. They must be able to assess NVQ students during their normal working hours, which may include late evenings and weekends. Since assessors carry out their duties in students workplaces, they should be able to travel between different locations to undertake assessments. The ability to drive is therefore essential.
Salaries for newly appointed NVQ assessors are around £20,000 a year. NVQ assessors can enhance their earnings and career prospects by becoming internal or external verifiers. With experience, they may choose to work on a freelance basis or train to become teachers.