Apprenticeship Technical Skills Coach

Job Roles:
IT, Coach
Organisation Type:
Further Education
FE College
Contract Type:
Full 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 Technical Skills Coach   

Nature of the Role:  Full time   

Responsible to: Apprenticeship Programme Manager   

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

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 achieve this we are looking for technical coaches to  support our software development apprentices with the technical components of their  apprenticeship programme.    

Within the role, technical 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. They will also also be  onsite at Ada college to support students during technical modules.   

Coaches will be expected to work with allocated apprentices in building their technical  competency & ability alongside their employer.  

Main Responsibilities:    

● Assessing and supporting apprentices through their apprenticeship programme   
● Work with students to create and monitor their individual learning plans   
● Provide personal and professional support to apprentices and employers   
● Ensuring monthly performance updates on learner are provided to Ada   
● Providing feedback on work-based learning evidence   
● Management & tracking of progression of all key programme elements   
● Supporting students during technical teaching weeks   
● Advising students on their work based project (Level 5) and Synoptic Project (Level 6)      

The Person   

● You will have experience in either Software Development or Software Engineering 
● You are proficient in at least 2 programming languages, one of which is either Python, JavaScript or Java 
● You’ll ideally have experience monitoring and reporting on individuals progress or in coaching learners/apprentices in their career development 
● You have excellent communications skills and are able to work effectively with people at all levels 
● You are able to use systems, including e-portfolio tracking system, to record and track outcomes 
● You have a professional working ethos to effectively build business relationships with employers 
● You have an interest in technology and the digital industry  
● You are organised and have strong time management skills 
● You are 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 Technical Skills Coach position at Ada. (Max 200 words) 
● What skills and experience will you bring to the role? (Max 200 words) 
● Imagine you are working with a software development apprentice, how would you support them in 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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