Functional Skills Tutor

Brief outline of role:

To plan, deliver and develop functional skills curriculum (Maths and English) for learners on various programmes enabling the achievement of the recommended level and progressing to one level higher if required.

 

Key Responsibilities specific to role:

  • To keep updated about changes in policy and practice around Maths and English (e.g. the current development of Functional Skills) and disseminating this to relevant staff
  • To support Programme Manager’s and assessors to achieve business and performance targets
  • To plan, deliver and evaluate Maths and English as part of the Functional Skills element of the framework by:
    • Producing schemes of work and lesson plans
    • Identifying and developing resources
    • Supporting learners and recording progress
    • Evaluating course satisfaction returns
  • To deliver Functional Skills online, in the classroom and work base environments.
  • To organise (and where necessary, source) Functional Skills resources.
  • To contribute to ensuring that Functional Skills are offered through a range of delivery modes to meet the needs of learners (e.g. group-based, blended learning) and tests are available in paper-based (if required by the learner) and on-line versions.
  • To devise individual learning plans by taking into consideration various learning styles and individual learner needs.
  • To provide accurate and timely formative and summative assessment and feedback to learners, maintain assessment records, including tracking and reporting of learner attendance and progress.
  • Complete qualification administration to required standards for awarding body and verified by IQA/EQA
  • To provide monthly updates on Functional Skills achievements and highlight any issues that would prevent achievement, and ensure that success targets are achieved.
  • To work flexibly in hours of work, over a number of employer sites and online, to facilitate learner engagement and achievement.
  • To evaluate and develop own practice.
  • To be willing to undertake training and development activities that would support the development of the role.
  • To be willing to explore innovative ideas and approaches to delivery and assessment
  • To undertake all other duties that falls within the scope of the post.

Person Specification

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities E- Essential D – Desirable
Conscientious and autonomous self-starter with the ability to plan and manage own workload E
Strong communication skills, oral and written and the ability to network effectively E
An ability to multitask and perform under tight deadlines E
Ability to work with multimedia and new technology in a learning environment E
Ability to work as part of a team E
Knowledge and understanding of Functional Skills curricula and examinations process. D
An understanding of the pressures of the manufacturing environment. D
Strong teaching skills and the ability to adapt and personalise teaching. E
Ability to motive and engage learners to participate and progress. E
Experience  
Proven work experience as a Curriculum Developer E
Experience in using online learning platforms and E-portfolio systems D
Experience of working in the post-16 sector, especially within Apprenticeship Work Based Learning and Adult Education D
Have hands on experience of assessment strategy and assessment development E
Have the ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialised information E
Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline, or equivalent experience through training E
Qualifications and Training
Level 3 Math’s and/or English E
English and/or maths subject specialism E
Assessor Qualification D
Holds a teaching qualification (ie PGCE, PCET, DTLLS) E
Training & knowledge of a range of curriculum development especially for WBL, Adult Education and e-learning E
Attitude/Disposition
NA College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect staff to share this commitment and complete yearly mandatory training. E
Target driven and committed to achieving excellence through continuous improvement E
Staff will always strive to achieve/meet all targets and deadlines. E
Willing to undertake new learning and personal development E
Flexibility and readiness to adapt to changing circumstances and work to meet changing requirements and new ideas E
Have a friendly and humorous disposition to fit the culture of NA College.
Other Requirements
Able to obtain a satisfactory DBS clearance E
Holder of a valid driving license or equivalent D
Ability to work flexibly to meet requirements. E

Examination Officer

The Examination Officer plays a pivotal role in NA College in the administration, management and conducting of examinations.

Key Responsibilities specific to role:

  • Liaising with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including students, Heads of Departments, teachers, reception staff, site staff, IT staff and awarding organisations
  • Being aware of examination changes each academic year
  • Co-ordinating invigilators. This includes training new invigilators and updating existing invigilators on rules and regulation changes on an annual basis as well as participating in invigilation.
  • Updating examination-related policies
  • Managing the examination entry process, including gathering information from teaching staff to ensure that students’ examination entries are made correctly and on time, making amendments/withdrawals etc.
  • Managing the examination preparation process. This includes preparing examination timetables for students and staff; creating seating plans for each examination room; briefing candidates, and staff; receiving, checking and securely storing confidential examination materials; administering internal assessment etc.
  • Supporting the process relating to access arrangements (for example; making applications, rooming, training invigilators, managing emergency access arrangements etc.)
  • Managing examination days in accordance with awarding body regulations, including preparing for each exam day, starting an examination, dealing with emergencies, irregularities and malpractice, ending the examination, collecting the examination scripts and packing and dispatching examination scripts
  • Contingency planning
  • Managing examination results. This includes accessing results electronically/downloading results from awarding body secure sites and preparing for results to be disseminated to each student/candidate
  • Dealing with requests and administering post-results services
  • Issuing examination certificates

 

Person Specification 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities E- Essential D – Desirable
Good organisational and planning skills E
Ability to plan and manage own workload and meet deadlines E
Assist the team to achieve deadlines E
Excellent communication skills, oral and written E
Meticulous attention to detail E
Knowledge of ESFA funding rules across all contracts E
Conscientious and autonomous self-starter with the ability to plan and prioritise own workload, manage time effectively, function well under pressure and meet challenging deadlines. E
Strong administration and organisational skills E
Ability to inspire and motivate others to achieve outstanding practices E
Self- Awareness, self-confidence and the ability to accurately self-assess and reflect constructively on own behaviour and impact E
Good numeracy, literacy and IT skills.  An intermediate level of understanding of MS office applications desirable. E
Ability to work as part of a team E
Ability to work under pressure E
Creative and innovative with the ability to change role to suit NA College requirements and changing environment E
Knowledge of Ofsted criteria (EIF) and expectations D
Attitude/Disposition
NA College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect staff to share this commitment E
Target driven and committed to achieving excellence through continuous improvement E
Willing to undertake new learning and personal development E
Flexibility and readiness to adapt to changing circumstances and work to meet changing requirements and new ideas E
Have a friendly and humorous disposition to fit the culture of NA College E
Be prepared to travel across the region (some national travel may be required) E
Other Requirements
Able to obtain a satisfactory DBS clearance E
Holder of a valid driving license or equivalent E
Ability to work flexibly to meet NA College requirements. E

Manufacturing Tutor/Assessor

Key Responsibilities specific to role: 

  • Maintain a caseload of apprentices/ course provision and ensure that their training needs are met and assessed to meet the requirements of the appropriate funding body, awarding body and NA College.
  • Participate in the planning, development and implementation of the provision.
  • Ensure all learners are visited regularly as per agreed Individual Learning Plan and where necessary additional visits are carried out to support any additional needs.
  • Monitor learner’s progression ensuring they progress each month and ensure assessment for each element of their programme is completed enabling learners to meet achievement targets for all parts of their programme on time.
  • Maintain learner records accurately both hard copy and electronically and ensure all evidence for all visits are readily available and accessible for audit and quality purposes and within agreed timescales.
  • Prepare, adapt, organise and maintain learning resources and/or equipment.
  • To support apprentices in achieving their apprenticeship framework/standard through:
    • Conducting work-based observations and assessments
    • Ensuring portfolio standards and requirements achieved
    • Adapting / developing learning materials as required
    • Encourage and monitor the use of the online platform for maths and English
    • Recording and providing feedback to apprentices on their progress
    • Assisting apprentices to build up a portfolio of evidence for end point assessment
  • Attend internal and external meetings as required
  • Liaise with Awarding Bodies and Internal Quality Assurance.
  • To maintain records to track learner achievement and performance on all aspects of frameworks
  • To contribute to the review and evaluation of curriculum programmes, self-assessment and the implementation of effective quality improvement plans

Person Specification 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities E- Essential D – Desirable
Lean Manufacturing Operations techniques D
Conscientious and autonomous self-starter with the ability to plan and manage own workload E
Strong communication skills, oral and written and the ability to network effectively E
Good administration and organisational skills E
Ability to work with multimedia and new technology in a learning environment E
Ability to use a variety of assessment methods in order to ensure effective differentiated learning E
Good numeracy, literacy and IT skills.  An intermediate level of understanding of MS office applications desirable. E
Ability to respond positively and sympathetically to learners and provide appropriate support. E
Ability to work as part of a team E
Creative and innovative with the ability to change role to suit NA College requirements and changing environment E
Knowledge of Ofsted criteria (EIF) D
Knowledge of a range of teaching and learning strategies that provide learner progression and success. E
Knowledge of most recent Government Initiatives D
Experience
Significant sector appropriate experience D
Experience of assessing apprenticeships D
Experience of delivering LMO

 

D
Experience of improving learner success D
Experience of successful employer engagement within a college / training provider setting D
Experience of using e portfolios D
Experience of working with Awarding Bodies D
Qualifications and Training
Teaching qualification / CTLLS or equivalent D
Level 2 or above in Math’s and English E
A1/TAQA award D
V1/TAQA award D
A broad portfolio of professional and personal development D

 

Attitude/Disposition
NA College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect staff to share this commitment E
Target driven and committed to achieving excellence through continuous improvement E
Staff will always strive to achieve grade 1 or 2 during observations to demonstrate excellence in assessing E
Willing to undertake new learning and personal development E
Flexibility and readiness to adapt to changing circumstances and work to meet changing requirements and new ideas E
Have a friendly and humorous disposition to fit the culture of NA College
Be prepared to travel across the region (some national travel may be required) E
Other Requirements
Able to obtain a satisfactory DBS clearance E
Holder of a valid driving license or equivalent E
Ability to work flexibly to meet NA College requirements. E

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MIS Officer

Brief outline of role:

The key objectives of the role are to support and work with the MIS Manager and Team Leader to maintain and update computerised details of all participants on ESFA funded programmes to the highest standards of accuracy. To ensure that all computerised and paper-based information on learners/participants for ESFA programmes provides an audit trail. To ensure all learner files and records are fully compliant for external audit purposes. To provide data and information reports as required by Managers.

 

Key Responsibilities specific to role:

  • To create, input and maintain accurate student records using the PICS management information system, OneFile, Cognassist and any other internal systems.
  • Carry out eligibility checks on learners and ensure that learners meet the requirements of the funding rules.
  • To ensure compliance of all start, on programme and leaver paperwork meets the requirements of funding agencies, internal and external bodies.
  • Ensure compliance meets with audit requirements.
  • Timely collocation and validation of learner data in line with funding requirements and ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Registration and claims of qualifications with awarding bodies.
  • Audits and updates on awarding body sites and internal systems.
  • Ensure internal data is relevant, accurate and timely and produce appropriate MIS reports as required.
  • Assist with the development of processes to increase the efficiency with the department and ensure compliance.
  • Provide advice, guidance and training to other members of staff on compliance processes.
  • Assist with internal and external audits across all contracts.
  • Produce data and information reports where required by managers.
  • To meet with the objectives and priorities of NAC and their stakeholders across all contracts.
  • To attend all required meetings and implement action plans to agreed timescales when issues are highlighted.
  • To undertake any other relevant duties as specified by your line manager.

Key responsibilities (generic)

 Know what and where the NA College strategy is, what it contains, and make sure what they do on a day-to-day basis is in line with the strategic objectives in some way.

  • Ensure the work they do is of a high-quality standard and NA College procedures and policies are followed at all times.
  • Engage in personal professional development to keep up to date in industry/commercial issues, attend mandatory training.
  • Present NA College in a positive way at all times with external clients, students, customers etc.
  • Work flexibly and efficiently in order to meet customers’ needs, whilst maintaining the highest possible professional standards.
  • Bring new ideas and try new ideas/approaches with an open mind.
  • To act at all times in accordance with NAC Group’s policies, in particular Health & Safety, Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding. To promote the highest standards of practice and ensure the effective implementation of these policies within the area of responsibility.
  • Fully engage in the performance management process.
  • Maintain confidentiality and security of data at all times.
  • Live the NA College values in daily life and embed in everything they do.
  • Participate as required in NA College wider activities.

 

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities E- Essential D – Desirable
Ability to plan and manage own workload E
Assist the team to achieve deadlines E
Excellent communication skills, oral and written E
Meticulous attention to detail E
Knowledge of ESFA funding rules across all contracts E
Conscientious and autonomous self-starter with the ability to plan and prioritise own workload, manage time effectively, function well under pressure and meet challenging deadlines. E
Strong administration and organisational skills E
Ability to inspire and motivate others to achieve outstanding practices E
Self- Awareness, self-confidence and the ability to accurately self-assess and reflect constructively on own behaviour and impact E
Good numeracy, literacy and IT skills.  An intermediate level of understanding of MS office applications desirable. E
Ability to work as part of a team E
Creative and innovative with the ability to change role to suit NA College requirements and changing environment E
Knowledge of Ofsted criteria (EIF) and expectations D
Experience  
Experience in compliance process to satisfy ESFA and other funding guidelines D
Experience in carrying out internal audits D
Experience of ESFA external audits D
Qualifications and Training  
L2 Business Administration or willing to work towards E
Level 2 or above in Math’s and English E
Attitude/Disposition  
NA College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect staff to share this commitment E
Target driven and committed to achieving excellence through continuous improvement E
Willing to undertake new learning and personal development E
Flexibility and readiness to adapt to changing circumstances and work to meet changing requirements and new ideas E
Have a friendly and humorous disposition to fit the culture of NA College E
Be prepared to travel across the region (some national travel may be required) E
Other Requirements  
Able to obtain a satisfactory DBS clearance E
Holder of a valid driving license or equivalent E
Ability to work flexibly to meet NA College requirements. E

 

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

Each job role within NA College is aligned to KPI’s, these are the success measures that will form the basis of each individual appraisal.

 

KPI’s specific to role including generic:

  1. To create input and maintain accurate and timely student records using the PICS management information system
  2. Ensure all ILR errors are corrected on request of Team Leader/MIS Manager
  3. Ensure all learners meet the eligibility requirements for funding purposes
  4. Compliance of learner files to meet with ESFA, internal or external audits
  5. Ensure internal data is relevant, accurate and timely
  6. Produce reports when required
  7. To assist with enrolment sessions when required
  8. To assist other departments with administration duties when required
  9. Drive positive behaviours and improve performance
  10. 100% attendance to team meetings
  11. Complete and be on track with all mandatory CPD as required by NA College
  12. Maintain professional competence e.g. knowledge of ESFA funding rules, MIS systems
  13. Present yourself in line with NA College professional standards
  14. Work collaboratively across all NA College teams and departments

Engineering Opportunities

NA College is an employer-facing innovative and forward-thinking independent training provider. We specialise in reality education, a concept that ensures that our learners are equipped with the very latest skills and knowledge using up to date industry standard resources, technologies and techniques.

Graded as OFSTED GOOD in January 2020 –NA College is a delivery partner in the North East Institute of technology and are key stakeholder in the regional higher and technical skills strategy.

We are currently looking to recruit to a number of roles that will support our Engineering curriculum. We are looking for forward thinking individuals who are keen to participate in our skills vision and who want to join us on our journey to OUTSTANDING.

We are making significant investment in Electrification, Automation/Robotics and Digital technologies; we want to hear from you if you relish this challenge and look forward to engaging with and enthusing our engineers of tomorrow.

We have the following vacancies:

 

Work Based assessor/tutor to deliver Levels 2 – Level 4 Engineering.

Tutors specialising in a range of Engineering disciplines including:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Robotics, Automation, PLC’s.
  • Fluid Mechanics, Engineering Measurement, Computer Aided Design.

If you would like to apply for any of the vacancies please contact Lindsey Vickerson, HR Manager, on lindsey.vickerson@nacollege.ac.uk

Certificate in Personal Development for Employability

Duration: 4 Days – This qualification can be used in conjunction with Level 1 Award Customer Service (RQF)

 Programme Overview

The Personal Development for Employability qualification has been developed to provide individuals with the knowledge and understanding to enhance their success in employment in a range of different occupational sectors. The content and structure of each qualification is designed to be flexible for learners to achieve a variety of employment-based skills, along with a number of work-related tasters that could be selected from the following areas:

Accounting Customer Service Manual Handling
Active Leisure Fire Safety Retail
Business and Administration Health and Social Care Risk Assessment
Cleaning Hospitality and Catering Underage Sales Prevention
Conflict Management Land-based Warehousing
Waste Management

 

This qualification includes:

  • Unit 1 Self – assessment – Understanding own strengths and weaknesses and the importance of recognising personal skills and qualities and understanding goal setting.
  • Unit 2 Dealing with problems in daily life – Demonstrate an awareness of how to recognise straightforward problems. Tackle straightforward problems.
  • Unit 3 Job searching – Know where to find information on job vacancies, know how to search for suitable job roles, know how to search for suitable job roles. Be able to search for job vacancies.
  • Unit 4 Produce a Curriculum Vitae – Know the purpose of a Curriculum Vitae, know information required in a CV. Be able to produce a CV.
  • Unit 5 Developing effective communication skills for the workplace – Understand the importance of effective communication for the workplace. Understand how to communicate effectively with others. Be able to use communication skills with others.
  • Unit 6 Preparing for an interview – Know information required to prepare for an interview, be able to prepare for interview questions. Be able to plan travel for an interview.
  • Unit 8 Working in a team – Know the effective teamwork requires team members to behave in certain ways. Know how to contribute team tasks, know the roles and responsibilities of team members (including own) in relation to a given task.

Days and hours

4 Days Mon – Thurs 8am – 4pm

 

Should you want further information or to discuss the programme please contact:

MIS Office – 0191 4661188

Level 2 Certificate in Preparation for Working in the Engineering Manufacturing Industry

Level 2 Certificate in Preparation for Working in the Engineering Manufacturing Industry

 

Duration: 2 Weeks

 

Programme Overview

This is a 2-week programme that will equip participants with manufacturing knowledge, hand skills to prepare them for a practical test which is the first stage of the interview process to begin work in the manufacturing industry with a leading manufacturing company. Completing sessions at our state of the art facility in Washington, participants will have the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge gained in the classroom by utilising our production workshop that has been designed to meet the needs of a leading manufacturing employer.

This qualification has been developed in consultation with employers who are keen to bring new entrants, who have little or no previous experience of a manufacturing environment, into their workforce. It is based on employers’ expectations of what a prospective employee should know prior to entering their workplace.

This qualification will cover the knowledge and skills required to be able to apply for a position within a modern engineering manu- facturing environment including:

  • Understanding the engineering manufacturing environment – Specific to high volume production
  • Understanding the importance of sustainability within engineering manufacturing
  • Demonstration of hand skills in an engineering manufacturing environment – Focusing on speed, dexterity, and quality
  • Preparing for interviews – Giving a level of confidence and the ability to be clear and concise
  • Solving work problems – To understand how manufacturing industries continuously develop

Participants will be required to complete the full programme and upon successful completion will be offered an agility test at a leading manufacturing company, once they pass the agility test, they will move on to the second stage consisting of line trial and interview.

 

Days and hours

10 days Mon-Thurs, 8am – 4pm Fri 8am – 12pm

 

Delivery model

Day 1 Induction to NA College/tour, as well as health and safety in a manufacturing environment
Day 2 Demonstrate hand skills in an engineering manufacturing environment and Hand Skills coached session (practical activity)
Day 3 Understanding the engineering and manufacturing environment and Workplace organisation, Hand Skills practice (practical activity)
Day 4 Understand importance of sustainability within engineering/manufacturing
Day 5 Further practical activity
Day 6 Work related problem solving, Kaizen and hand skills practice (practical activity)
Day 7 Work related problem solving, Kaizen 2 and hand skills practice (practical activity)
Day 8 Further practical activity
Day 9 Preparing a CV and hand skills practice (practical activity)
Day 10 Application preparation/preparing for an interview

 

Should you want further information or to discuss the programme please contact:

MIS Office – 0191 4661188

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Paul Robson – Managing Director

Email: Paul.Robson@nacollege.ac.uk
Phone: 01914661188
Mobile: 07711637534
Location Spire Rd, Washington, NE373ES