Apprenticeship Skills Coach

Job Roles:
IT, Coach
Organisation Type:
Further Education
FE College
Contract Type:
Part Time
Subject Area:
Information Technology, Apprenticeships
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
£26,000 - £31,000 dependent on experience
8th Mar 2019
Start Date:
Ada. National College for Digital Skills
Job Ref:

Post Title: Apprenticeship Skills Coach   

Nature of the Role:  Part time, 0.6FTE   

Responsible to: Apprenticeship Programme Manager   

Responsible for: Ensuring continuous high quality support, guidance and feedback for  all apprentices and employers.    

Salary: £26,000 - £31,000 dependent on experience.      

Welcome to Ada!

We are specialist digital skills college supporting apprentices into fantastic roles in the tech  sector and transforming their lives in the process. We work with over 25 of the most  cutting-edge companies on the planet and have more contacting us everyday because of  the amazing quality of our teaching, learning and support.    

We are growing rapidly with 140 apprentices on roll at present across just two higher level  programmes: Software Developer and Data Analyst. We are launching a new Technology  Consultant Degree Apprenticeship in Autumn 2019 and the uptake is already considerable.    

Your role is integral to ensuring the scalable, sustained support for apprentices is in place  and at the right level. You will have a significant role in shaping a new type of education and  training organisation that is on track to have national impact.    

The Role: 

At Ada we are committed to ensuring our apprentices and their employers are supported  throughout their apprenticeship to the highest standards. To achieve this we are looking for  fantastic skills coaches to manage a case-load of apprentices, providing guidance and  support ensuring successful completion of their apprenticeship and progression into full  time roles.    

Within the role, coaches will maintain regular contact with apprentices & their employers  providing continuous guidance throughout the apprenticeship, ensuring the students stay  on track and are ready for their End Point Assessment.    

Coaches will typically have a case-load of approximately 60 apprentices and will be  expected to travel across our employers, organising and running progress reviews with  apprentices & employer. This is a unique opportunity to work with a wide range of  employers and apprentices, understanding their strengths and areas for development and  helping their develop their skills and work effectively within their organisations and teams.  

Main Responsibilities:    

● Assessing and supporting apprentices through their apprenticeship programme   
● Carrying out reviews either in person or on the phone with apprentices and line managers to monitor progress against key milestones    
● Work with students to create and monitor their individual learning plans   
● Providing personal and professional support to apprentices and employers   
● Ensuring monthly performance updates on learners are provided to Ada   
● Providing rigorous feedback on work-based learning evidence   
● Managing & tracking of progression of all key programme elements   
● Assessing whether apprentices are ready to enter gateway and support them to prepare for their end point assessment   
● Ensuring all apprentice records are maintained and compliant to ESFA regulations     

The Person   

● Excellent communications skills and are able to work effectively with people at all levels 
● Ideally have experience monitoring and reporting on individuals progress or in coaching learners/apprentices in their career development 
● Able to effectively use systems, including e-portfolio tracking system, to record and track outcomes 
● Professional working ethos to effectively build business relationships with employers 
● Interest in technology and the digital industry and/or a willingness to expand your technical knowledge 
● Organised and have strong time management skills 
● Adaptable and patient, able to manage many priorities at once and resolve concerns with empathy and compassion 

Variation to this Job Description

This is a description of the job as it is at present, and is  current at date of issue. The job description will be reviewed and updated as necessary to  ensure that appropriate revisions are incorporated, and that it relates to the job to be  performed.     


The successful candidate will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)  check when appointed to the post. References for shortlisted candidates will be requested  prior to the interview day. Further information about the DBS be found at .   

Equal opportunities 

Ada. National College for Digital Skills recognises that equality of opportunity and the  recognition and promotion of diversity are integral to its strengths. The following principles  apply in respect of the College’s commitment to equality and diversity:   
● To provide and promote equality of opportunity in all areas of its work and activity; 
● To recognise and develop the diversity of skills and talent within its current and  potential community; 
● To ensure that all employees and prospective employees of the College are treated  solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential without receiving any  unjustified discrimination or unfavourable treatment on grounds such as age,  disability, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or  belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender reassignment, trans status,  socio-economic status or any other irrelevant distinction; 
● To provide and promote a positive working, learning, and social environment which is  free from prejudice, discrimination and any forms of harassment, bullying or  victimisation; 
● To promote good relations between individuals from different groups.    

Applicants with disabilities    

Ada. National College for Digital Skills is keen to increase the number of disabled people it  employs. We therefore encourage applications from individuals with a disability who are  able to carry out the duties of the post. If you have special needs in relation to your  application please contact the Director of Careers & HR, Ana Herrera by emailing     

How to apply for the role    

Send your CV along with your response to the below questions to :    

● In no more than 250 words describe what attracts you the Apprenticeship Skills  Coach position at Ada, including what skills & experience will you bring. (Max 250 words) 
● Imagine you are working with a Tech Consultancy apprentice, how would you support them to succeed in the workplace? (Max 250 words)    

  All appointments are subject to satisfactory references. 

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Ada. National College for Digital Skills
Tel: n/a
Contact: Ana Herrera, Director of Careers & HR

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