Become an Apprenticeship Assessor
Work flexibly while helping apprentices kick-start a career in tech
Do you have at least 5 years experience & digital expertise in your field? Would you like to earn extra income while supporting the next generation of digital professionals? As an associate assessor with BCS, you could use this expertise to bring skilled specialists into the industry. Do it alongside your existing role or instead of, part time or full time. You choose.
What do associate assessors do?
An end-point assessment is an apprentice’s opportunity to showcase how much they’ve learnt throughout their programme. BCS is the leading end-point assessment organisation for digital apprenticeships, and we check that learners have developed the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to thrive in their careers. As an assessor, you’ll be reviewing apprentices’ work and providing constructive feedback that supports their development - this is where your expertise in the area you assess is vital. As well as assessing work completed throughout the apprenticeship, you will, depending on the standard, carry out a range of assessment processes including an online professional discussion with an apprentice.
Digital apprenticeships are more popular than ever as a route into the industry, and we’re expanding our network of associate assessors to cover the following specialisms:
To become an Associate Assessor, you don't need previous assessing experience but you must be able to demonstrate at least 5 years relevant, recent occupational competence in your area of speciality and understand the scope of the apprenticeship standard.
Become an apprenticeship assessor.
Why become an assessor?
You can complete assessments at a time and place that suits you, and take on as much or as little as you like. We schedule them during normal working hours, Monday to Friday. Whatever your commitments, assessing puts you in control of your schedule. While you’ll conduct interviews with apprentices during normal working hours, other parts of the assessment can be done at any time. You can fit them around another job or commitments, or make this your sole source of income to fit around your lifestyle.
We value the unique skillset and the digital expertise you’ve honed throughout your career. You’ll be well compensated for sharing your hard-earned expertise, with BCS paying market leading rates of between £200-£500 per assessment method. You'll be classed as a freelance contractor with a professional contract in place.
Our assessors find their work with apprentices hugely rewarding. You’ll be evaluating the work of budding professionals as they embark on successful careers in tech and prepare to take on new challenges.
As an assessor, you’ll help defend high standards in your digital specialism by ensuring newcomers have the skills to excel. Your expertise will play a vital role in ensuring digital apprenticeships are a valuable tool for the IT industry helping to close the digital skills gap.
Things move quickly in tech, and assessing apprentices gives you access to some of the latest insights. You can see cutting edge practice in action within different settings, spot trends as they emerge, and discover tools that could improve performance in your own organisation. You’ll also keep your existing knowledge fresh by applying it regularly in your assessments.
Assessing digital apprenticeships can help you stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market. As The Chartered Institute for IT, BCS is a prestigious name in the industry, and working with us could give you that extra boost when it’s time for your next career move.
What previous assessors say
Working with and supporting apprentices was something I was very interested in. I felt it would be meaningful work. The fact I was able to do it using my skills I’ve developed over the years was a bonus. The job itself is also fantastic in terms of work/ life balance.
Katy, Associate Assessor
Giving back to the next generation - I do feel a responsibility to give back to the apprenticeship that has given so much to me and helped me change career path.
Luke, Associate Assessor
I had always enjoyed developing and bringing on younger members of my team. the BCS assessors role allowed me to do something related to that without having to return to work formally again. I wanted to be able to work flexibly, to work my own hours.
Paul, Associate Assessor
You don't need any previous experience as an assessor - we'll provide all the training and support you require to work with us. What you do need though - and this is crucial - experience and knowledge in your professional area and to be able to demonstrate this.
If you have at least 5 years experience, working in one of the specialist technical areas listed above with any qualifications relevant to your role, we'd love to hear from you.
How to apply
This is what you need to do next if you'd like to use your expertise as an associate apprenticeship assessor. If you are interested in more than 1 apprenticeship standard, please only submit 1 application but detail with ones you'd like to be considered for in your covering letter.
Assessor training workshops
We'll assess your application and if we think you're a good match, we'll invite you to attend a 2 day workshop to find out more about the role and its requirements.
The next assessment sessions are due to take place on:
- 23/24 January 2024
- 20/21 February 2024
- 19/20 March 2024
- 23/24 April 2024
- 21/22 May 2024
- 25/26 June 2024
If, after attending the workshop, you feel that you would like to progress and we agree that you're suitable, we'll arrange a DBS check and start the process to get you on board as an assessor.
Current Associate Assessors
Hear from some of our current assessors, the reasons they got involved and how they find the work.
“I’m helping the industry by making sure apprentices will be able to succeed in their careers.”
Become an apprenticeship assessor.