Job description

We are currently seeking on behalf of a key client Level 4 Work Place NVQ Assessor based in Coventry on a contract basis for an initial 2 months with the view to extend.

Main duties are to conduct work place based assessments for Rail Engineering and Management based Level 4 NVQ awards.

Experience required:

  • Experience in the delivery of training programmes to include generic engineering, technical, management and safety competence in the work place
  • Strong understanding and/or ability to deliver basic safety training in line with rail industry standards
  • Ability to guide candidates and their line managers through the "Gateway" and "End Point Assessment" (EPA) process
  • Assist with the monitoring, evaluating and reporting of achievement and progression data to ensure maximum progression rates
  • Implementing strategies to raise the standard of teaching utilising technologies and methodologies appropriate to the learning, and contextualised to the rail environment
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Provide required data for awarding organisations and governance processes.

Additional knowledge:

  • Ability to demonstrate significant vocational experience in the rail engineering sector
  • Ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of the key components of the railway system, and future developments, including ECTS, Digital Railway etc
  • Understanding of the revised education inspection framework and experience of Ofsted requirements
  • Knowledge of funding methodologies relevant to apprenticeship standards


  • Hold recognised NVQ Assessor award
  • Hold a level 4 or above rail engineering qualification or relevant vocational rail engineering experience
  • Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy qualifications
  • Holding or working towards a recognised teaching qualification (PGCE, Cert Ed, DTTLS)
  • Registered or working towards V1 or recognised equivalent (Desirable)

Top 4 Major Tasks and Activities:

  • Ensure effective and efficient assessment of Level 4 workplace based awards. Ensure effective support to and delivery of other projects with Network Rail
  • Ensure regular reviews of learning take place to enhance the apprentice experience and learning outcomes / achievements

Rate: £400 - £450 per day (Inside IR35) DOE
Location: Coventry based
Duration: 2-3 months initially (potential extensions)

If you are interested in hearing more about this position then please send your CV to or call Rob Finch on 0121 651 1666 to discuss in more detail