• Location: Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly, CF82 7EH
  • Subject: Trainer Coach (Assessor)
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annually
  • Salary Range: £22,500 - £24,000
  • Language: English

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Essential Skills Trainer Coach (Advice and Guidance / Business)

Essential Skills Trainer Coach (Advice and Guidance / Business)

Educ8 Training Group
Educ8 Training Group are a Values driven organisation creating a Gr8 Culture resulting in being the No 1 Best Mid-Sized Company to work for in the UK and No1 Best Education and Training Company to work for in the UK in 2021.

Educ8 are accredited with three star status by the workplace engagement specialists, Best Companies. Three stars is the highest possible level of accreditation available and indicates ‘World Class’ levels of engagement with our employees.

Our ongoing commitment to leading, supporting and improving the organisation Educ8 are accredited with IIP Platinum. A Platinum Award represents the very best people management and engagement, with only the highest performing organisations achieving this prestigious accolade.

If you'd like to work with Gr8 people who are passionate about training and education then we'd love to hear from you. We offer excellent benefits, a values driven ethos but most of all a Gr8 place to work.

Safeguarding Educ8 Group is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and expect all employees to share this commitment.

Job Title: Essential Skills Trainer Coach (Advice and Guidance/ Business)
Reports to: Team Leader/Programme Manager

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Wales

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours p/w (8:30am - 4:30pm Mon - Thurs, 8:30am - 4pm Friday)

Salary: £22,500.00 - £24,000.00 per annum

Summary of Role: Essential Skills Trainer Coaches are key to the success of our apprentices’ learning journey, you must be enthusiastic and passionate about developing literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills. Being able to share your skills and develop others alongside maintaining a positive relationship with the apprentice and employer is of upmost importance. You will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of learners as well as supporting learner achievement, success and progression. You will teach, assess and record all aspects of Essential skills using e-portfolios and learner journeys, creating a bespoke programme for each apprentice and their employer.


Educ8 Group is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and expect all employees to share this commitment.

Standard Benefits
33/34 days (38/39 Managers) annual leave including contractual 28 days inc Christmas shutdown and day off for Birthday
Employer pension contribution
Laptop/mobile phone
Triannual ‘Gr8 Days’
Monthly 1 to 1 meeting with your line manager
Annual appraisal with your line manager
Annual Christmas Dinner
Complimentary tea and coffee
Working in partnership with Credit Union
Appreci8 Days
Monthly & Annual Gr8 Awards
Disability Confident Provider

Wellbeing Benefits
Daily ‘Rejuven8’ time (30 minutes)
Employee Assistance Programme offering counselling support and advice from day 1 of employment
Healthy Workstation Allowance up to £150
Annual wellbeing meeting with your line manager’s manager
Employee Mental Health & Wellbeing Group – Rejuven8
Employee Mental Health Champions
Flexible/home working encouraged
Wellbeing room and staff room on site
Signed up to the ‘Time to Change’ Employer Pledge
Excellent wellbeing support, wellness action plans, employee assistance programmes and actively promote and engage with MIND Cymru

Additional Benefits after 1 years’ service
Westfield Healthcare cash plan (dental, optical, counselling, therapy treatments, Westfield Rewards) worth £700
Educ8 Group Sick Pay Scheme

Additional Benefits after 2 years’ service
Additional holiday accrued after 2 years’ service starting from 1 day per year up to a maximum of 5 days

Educ8 reserves the right to bring forward the closing date should we receive sufficient a sufficient number of applications for this role.
All business activities have been risk assessed and Covid-19 measures in place to protect employees, learners, employers and other stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities
• Plan and deliver Essential Skills qualifications according to relevant Awarding Bodies,
funding and organisational requirements
• Plan and deliver workshops or ‘off-the job’ training sessions where necessary to provide
effective teaching and learning opportunities to fulfil requirements of the programme
• Prepare and develop resources to support delivery of the learning programme including
Moodle resources
• Provide support, information and guidance to learners through a coaching model
• Completion of monthly learner progress reviews and target setting
• Track learner progression and assess achievement to ensure timely completion of
• Support, deliver and develop learner’s awareness and skills in areas including literacy,
numeracy, digital literacy, employability, Welsh Language, sustainability and all crosscutting
• Support contract, quality and compliance requirements to ensure attainment, recruitment
and caseload targets are met
• Have a strong commitment to continued professional development and a willingness to
explore opportunities for further development.
• Elements of the role may involve working with adults at risk, children and young people in
an educational setting.
• Reviewing the safeguarding and wellbeing of learners and escalating through the
appropriate process where required.

Personal Qualities
• Ability to promote and adhere to the Company values and behaviours
• Ability to express ideas succinctly and clearly, both verbally and in written work
• Passionate about achieving high levels of excellence in education, learning and
• Able to demonstrate a clear commitment to high standards and the ability to drive
continuous improvement
• Highly professional and motivated with high levels of commitment and confidentiality
• Ability to work as part of a team

Essential Criteria
• Level 3 Practitioner Award in Literacy, Numeracy or Digital Literacy
• Experience or awareness of assessing Essential Skills/Functional Skills.
• Digitally competent and confident
• Resilience
• Ability to react flexibly under pressure and to work to tight deadlines
• Proven experience of using digital technologies to promote teaching and learning
• Excellent time management and organisational skills
• Demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
• Suitable to work with adults at risk, children and young people
• Hands-on approach and ‘can do’ attitude
• Self-motivated, with the ability to work proactively using own initiative
• Committed to learning and development
• Knowledge and understanding of the Professional Standards for Worked Based Learning Practitioners in Wales
• Full driving license, own vehicle and willing to travel across South Wales

Desirable Criteria
• PGCE, coaching or equivalent
• GCSEs in both maths and English – Grade C or above (or equivalent)
• Occupational competence within the education and skills sector
• Experience of contributing, supporting and complying with all contract requirements and corporate strategies including but not restricted to: Health & Safety Code of Practice, Contract & Audit requirements, Awarding Body requirements, ESTYN, Information Security Requirements and Safeguarding
• Welsh speaker