Luminate Education Group

Assessor - Science Apprenticeships (LUM10583/1090)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£30,523 - £33,349 pa
26 Mar 2024
14 Apr 2024
Subject Area
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

University Centre Leeds is seeking an experienced assessor to support science apprentices on their journey to success. UC Leeds currently delivers science apprenticeships from Level 3 to Level 7.

We are at the heart of our community, and we pride ourselves on developing outstanding links with employers to meet changing economic needs while nurturing high-level skills and providing successful routes to apprenticeships and employment.​

Higher Education is a significant aspect of the mission of Leeds City College. The College is a national provider of education, skills, training and employability opportunities and has developed extensive provision which is not provided elsewhere through more traditional HEIs.

What You Will Do

We are looking for an industry professional to assess the practical skills of our science apprentices on site, whilst supporting them in building their portfolio of evidence towards the End Point Assessment.

This will involve;

  • Managing your own caseload, arranging site visits and meeting with employers
  • Monitoring progress and completing progress reviews
  • Liaising with, and provide feedback to the employer on progress against the Apprenticeship knowledge, skills and behaviours 
  • To produce and monitor individual learning plans for learners and contribute to their updating
  • Lead, contribute and participate in the assessment and quality assurance procedures for all programmes/ training provision, including Internal Verification. 
  • Contribute to the review and evaluation process in order to ensure year on year improvements.                                

About You

  • Hold a specialist qualification in the curriculum subject area at degree level.
  • Possess A1 Assessor units or a willingness to work towards.
  • Level 3 teaching qualification or willingness to complete within a set timeframe.
  • Previous experience of assessing and an understanding of the Apprenticeship Standards.
  • Experience of teaching, training peers or transferring skills to others.
  • Substantial industry experience in a relevant occupational area.
  • Understanding and experience of current working practices within the occupational area.
  • Experience of giving clear and constructive feedback to students to guide learning.


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

At University Centre Leeds, we provide a supportive higher education environment designed to promote and enhance independent learning. We have access to industry standard equipment unique to many of our subject areas. These range from our makeup studios to practical science labs. 

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. Choosing to work for University Centre Leeds means that you will be part of an inclusive and progressive learning environment. We hope that we will be part of the next step in your career and look forward to welcoming you to University Centre Leeds. 

We are proud to be the highest rated for student satisfaction in Leeds for the third year running (National Student Survey 2022).


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential. Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.