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Home Based Skills and Development Coach

Experienced 26K + Limited Experience 22K +
37.5 / per week - Full-Time

Reporting to: Programme Director - Apprenticeships

Hours per week: 37.5 hours (part time a possibility)

Location: First Intuition Reading

Duties & Responsibilities to include: -

Sign -up of apprentices

Make contact as soon as application / enquiry is received and see through to accurately completed application pack as per national guidelines - ensuring all paperwork is fully complete and accurate

Provide access to sign-up / induction VLE and arrange and undertake a face to face sign-up visit with the learner and their line manager to fully explain the programme

Student Record Pack

Create and maintain student records as per national guidelines – ensuring always updated and compliant

Skills Days

Act as a facilitator / teaching assistant during the skills day training as per the programme

Attendance reporting

Keep accurate attendance records and email learner and line manager by 11am the day following any non-attendance of apprentices in classes

Red flag reporting

Each programme will have a number of requirements regarding evidence / portfolio submission and completion of knowledge tests etc via the vle – email the learner and the line manager the day following any non-completion to the deadlines and follow up accordingly ensuring all communications and actions are documented on the learner record

Monthly progress reports to line manager

Submit monthly progress reports to the apprentice line manager and other stakeholders as requested – format of standard reporting to be agreed nationally

Qtrly progress and portfolio reviews

Meeting with apprentices and their employers on a quarterly basis to discuss progress and keep apprentices on track.  Formally review the apprentices progress and portfolio quarterly at a face to face meeting with the apprentice and their line manager.  Follow up with documented evidence of meeting and actions agreed and record on the learner file.  Diarise any actions to complete and follow up any non-completion, ensuring full audit record check

Manage Functional Skills

Manage the learner undertaking functional skills as required – this may include some one-to-one support if needed in Maths and English

Portfolio / evidence feedback

Keep to agreed service level agreements for portfolio / evidence feedback ensuring feedback is constructive and self-reflection encouraged – badge evidence submitted as required ensuring development of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours is evidenced clearly as the apprenticeship progresses.  Set new actions, diarise and follow through as appropriate


The role may also include attending business development meetings with clients, careers fairs or similar and other administration work relevant to the running of the apprenticeship programmes / Reading office and maintaining SFA / OFSTED compliance.  You will be required to attend training days with other First Intuition skills coaches. We will encourage all skills coaches to take relevant qualifications.

Key Skills/Experience:


Must be able to travel daily and have access to own car with clean driving licence

Ability to manage own workload

Be able to inspire, influence and motivate

Effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills

Strong organisational & time management skills

Computer literate

Confident and professional


Good knowledge of apprenticeships

Understanding of Accountancy Professional Qualifications & Finance Industry

Progression Opportunities:

This role has the opportunity for progress through undertaking the AAT Accounting Technician Qualification and becoming a Tutor / Senior Skills & Development Coach.