Quality and IQA Lead
Reporting to: Head of Employability and Skills
This role may require national travel
Aim of the Role:
To support Pin Point Training’s mission to” Transform people’s lives through Skills, Employment, Enterprise and Innovation, for growth” by ensuring teaching and delivery staff are continually supported to be able to provide the best possible experience for every individual learner to achieve their full potential, providing value for employers.
- Ensuring robust IQA and best practice processes are in place and followed consistently, in line with the internal quality assurance strategy across all qualifications and contracts. Supporting the business, learners and employers in achieving timely and high success rates whilst always improving the provision offered.
- Working with the Head of Skills to ensure the business has full approval to deliver all qualifications across all contracts through the implementation and monitoring of highly effective internal quality assurance processes and systems.
- Working with the wider teaching, learning and assessment team to monitor management information to identify learners at risk of not achieving a timely completion and ensure appropriate and timely actions are implemented to support that achievement.
- Ensuring that the relationship with all Awarding Organisations results in no sanctions against the delivery of qualifications, no delay in the registration and certification of qualifications and no delay in the opportunity for learners to achieve their qualifications.
- Ensuring that the relationship with Awarding Organisations supports the business to drive the most cost-effective qualification costs.
- Ensuring there are highly effective and SMART Awarding Organisation development plans to continually drive up the standard of internal quality assurance across the business and all qualifications and that staff are fully aware of their responsibilities to support learners in line with their needs identified at initial assessment.
- Arrange the necessary IQA attendance of all Awarding Organisation SQA visits for all programmes, ensuring timely visits to continually meet certification requests and ensure the timely distribution and completion of all actions to responsible and accountable staff to remain sanction free.
- Implement an agreed schedule of standardisation meetings across all qualifications to drive best practice in assessment and internal verification and that staff are highly trained in these practices.
- Ensure the delivery of all examinations are conducted in line with JCQ guidelines, the awarding organisation and Ixion’s internal quality processes.
- The Quality and IQA Lead will work in conjunction with the wider teaching, learning and assessment quality team and senior managers to ensure the wider organisation’s quality strategy is fully implemented. Also, in ensuring that all Teaching Assessors and IQA’s involved in the delivery of all programmes have the correct qualification levels as identified through the Staff Training Pathways, providing support and development as required to attain these qualifications.
- Monitor the quality of delivery and report any changes in quality and compliance trends on the learner journey to the Head of Skills to ensure this feeds into the quality improvement plan and self-assessment.
- Carry out observations of teaching, learning and assessment observing in line with the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework and Pin Point’s internal observation and quality assurance strategies.
- Ensure all teaching assessors and IQA’s have in place a robust development plan as a result of observations and monitoring activities and areas for improvement are fully supported and reviewed with strategies to continually develop each teaching assessor and IQA.
- Facilitate change and innovation in teaching, learning and assessment and demonstrate a commitment to improving standards and driving performance and success across all areas and contracts.
- Lead on curriculum development for all programmes ensuring all schemes of work, session plans, resources and materials are in place to deliver high quality, innovative programmes of learning across all levels and sector areas and in response to employer and learner requirements.
- Continually develop expertise in EPA with the IQA team to ensure teaching assessors across all sectors are able to fully prepare each apprenticeship learner for their Apprenticeship Gateway and End Point Assessment at all levels to achieve the highest possible outcome for each learner and their employer.
- Has the ability to self-reflect and behave in ways which contribute to continual improvement in performance and business functions;
- Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with people from a wide range of backgrounds;
- Shows commitment to equality of opportunity and respects and cares for others; (empathetic to others’ feelings when engaged in the work environment; modifies behaviour in accordance with others’ needs and objectives by listening and responding in a constructive way; does not belittle others’ work activities or achievements)
- Demonstrates flexibility when faced with change; (reacts positively embracing new ways of working and new technologies, acting immediately to adapt to new circumstances)
- Works effectively in teams, collaborates with others and has the ability to motivate;
- Works with integrity maintaining effective working relationships;
Is willing to undertake national travel as required;
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Be responsible for enhancing the quality of the curriculum at all levels through carrying out quality assurance activities in line with Pin Point’s quality assurance policies.
- With the Head of Skills and wider team ensure each curriculum area is always “inspection ready”.
- Monitor management information on a daily basis to identify learners at risk of not achieving a timely completion and reporting concerns to the Head of
- Skills so that activities to rapidly address can be agreed and put into place to support learners’ timely achievement.
- Monitor the ongoing quality of teaching assessor and IQA outputs and working in collaboration with the wider teaching, learning and assessment team and senior management, ensure learners and employers are provided with an outstanding level of expertise and support, with a relevant and innovative programme of learning resulting in a timely and a high level of achievement for each learner. Ensure SMART actions plans are in place as a result of a schedule of monitoring activity remotely on Onefile (e-portfolio) and/or through sampling paper portfolios and through undertaking observation of IQA activity.
- Demonstrate and disseminate innovation and best practice in teaching, learning and assessment across all levels of the curriculum helping to ensure that very high standards of teaching and assessment are achieved and that standards are continually challenged for improvement.
- Carry out observations of teaching, learning and assessment in line with Ixion’s observation policy and process ensuring that each teaching assessor has in place a robust development plan with clear targets set to support continuous improvement.
- Achieve the required standard of lesson observations and improve the overall grading profile as determined by Pin Point’s Observation policy.
- Ensure all teaching assessors are able to provide their learners with the support to meet their individual learning needs to meet their full potential and are fully prepared for the requirements of
- Gateway and End Point Assessment (EPA) achieving their highest possible grade.
- Working with appropriate managers, address individual teaching assessor performance issues which are deemed to be below the required standards and if necessary engage with their line managers to support the resolution of identified areas of concern together and through providing CPD/coaching and mentoring.
- Work flexibly to meet the requirements of the post and of Pin Point.
- Undertake any other duties as may be deemed appropriate by the Head of Training.
- Undertake all duties in line with Pin Point policies.
Experience and Qualifications:
- A minimum of 4 years’ experience in a teaching, learning and assessment role delivering a range of provision up to a minimum of level 5 within the adult/further education sector (ESSENTIAL)
- Experience of carrying out internal quality assurance to a high standard across a range of provision (ESSENTIAL)
- Assessor Award (ESSENTIAL)
- IQA qualification (ESSENTIAL)
- Appropriate qualifications and competence in both
- Management and Health and Social Care. (ESSENTIAL)
To be discussed at interview
Job Type: Full-time
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