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Gateshead Council
Gateshead, North East England, United Kingdom
24 days ago
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Gateshead Council
Gateshead, North East England, United Kingdom
24 days ago


To ensure the delivery of high-quality vocational learning and assessment.
The key roles of this post will include:
1. To plan and deliver high quality apprenticeship programmes for adults and young people in the
subject of expertise.
2. To plan and deliver apprenticeships using existing frameworks and new standards.
3. To place the needs of learners and employers at the centre of delivery.
4. To ensure the delivery of high-quality apprenticeship programmes with high success rates.
5. To design programmes to meet the criteria set by awarding bodies.
6. To undertake and record initial assessment including setting unit targets and assisting
participants overcome barriers to learning.
7. To apply Gateshead Council’s learningSkills quality frameworks to the delivery of learning
programmes. This will include recording, action planning and tracking individual learner
progress and undertaking assessment of learners’ work.
8. To give information, advice and guidance to learners.
9. To encourage employers to support apprentices to progress into sustainable employment.
10. To ensure a safe supportive learning environment.
11. Such other responsibilities allocated which are appropriate to the grade of the post.


learningSkills Vocational would like to recruit a Vocational Development Officer (fixed term to July 2022) to deliver high quality training programmes and apprenticeships to learners in a range of venues and educational settings.

You must be occupationally competent in the specialist field of Career Guidance in order to deliver a variety of accredited and non-accredited programmes to cater for the variety of roles and responsibilities of learners within the Vocational specialism. You must hold a teaching qualification (level 4) and have experience of both classroom delivery and vocational delivery within the workplace. The role requires you to have an assessment qualification D32,D33/ A1/TAQA, a current, full driving licence and access to car or means to mobility support as you will be required to travel to e.g. visit employers/apprentices. There will also be an element of development work associated with the role.

It is essential that you will be committed to anti-discriminatory practices, and be knowledgeable around current teaching, learning and assessment practice/strategies and have a subject specialism, to be able to deliver Careers Guidance programmes. You will be familiar with relevant subject specialism occupational standards the occupational standards along with an understanding of apprenticeship standards, Ofsted, QCA and awarding body guidance.

Experience of apprenticeship delivery including assessment and internal verification and teaching adults following educational frameworks in a range of settings is paramount to the post. There will be a range of administrative skills required associated with the post and you will be expected to act on your own initiative, work in a number of outreach locations and with colleagues as part of a team. Vocational experience within the appropriate vocational sector is essential and an appropriate qualification in Career Guidance or equivalent, is desirable.

If successful you will need to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.

Online applications only at

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58556806
  • Location:
    Gateshead, North East England, United Kingdom
    Gateshead, North East England, United Kingdom
    Gateshead, Gateshead, United Kingdom
  • Position Title: Vocational Development Officer
  • Company Name: Gateshead Council
  • Job Function: Education Business Adviser
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Min Education: Other
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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