The Assessors Guild is a professional body for technical and vocational Assessors that sets and enforces minimum standards and develops professional competence. It will ensure the quality of technical and vocational assessment is delivered at a high level during the transition from the Apprenticeship framework system to Apprenticeship standards. It will support the work of the End Point Assessment Organisations (EPAOs) and Awarding Organisations and underpin the delivery of Apprenticeship and Technical Education.
The Assessors Guild will:
• Provide vocational and technical Assessors with a dedicated professional body offering a competency based membership model that encourages on-going development and networking opportunities
• Support the establishment and maintenance of Assessor professional standards. We will set these quality standards with the largest AAOs and leading Assessors and ensure they are kept up to date by providing easy access to a range of technical and industry specific CPD opportunities
• Establish a marketplace for freelance assessors to offer their services, network and develop professional competence
The Assessors Guild is owned and managed by The Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards, the single Certifying Authority for Apprenticeships in England and Wales since 2013. The Federation is a charity, whose purpose is “to advance the education of employed and unemployed persons by promoting, organising and delivering skills development.” Championing and improving professional standards for and with those who deliver technical and vocational training and assessment is at the heart of what we do and The Assessors Guild is a natural progression of our work.