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Associate Assessor - Data Technician (Level 3)

  • Full-time
  • Freelance
  • Homebased

Hours per week: Contracted, Freelance

Salary/Fee: Fee per assessment, based on daily rate

Location: Multiple locations across the UK. Occasional travel to AIM HQ in Derby may be required

About the role

AIM supports the growth in the end-point assessment (EPA) of apprenticeship standards, delivery of high-quality EPA, and working in partnership with major employers across sectors. We are currently focusing our work on the creative and cultural industries. We are seeking to recruit talented and motivated assessors across a range of standards in the creative sector, including Data Technician.

Data Technician 

Data Technicians work in all sectors where data is generated or processed; the broad purpose of the occupation is to source, format and present data securely in a relevant way for analysis using basic methods; to communicate outcomes appropriate to the audience; analyse structured and unstructured data to support business outcomes; blend data from multiple sources as directed and apply legal and ethical principles when manipulating data.

These professionals interact with a range of stakeholders in their work life including colleagues, managers, customers and internal and external contacts. Data Technicians typically work as a member of a team and, at this level, will be responsible for collecting and processing data typically under the guidance of a senior colleague or multiple colleagues across the business/organisation.

The context in which data technicians are working will dictate how they approach their work and the tools that they use. We work closely with employers to ensure that our assessments recognise this and that our assessment materials reflect this whilst maintaining the requirement that apprentices should be competent to work as a data technician in any industry

Assessors for this standard should be knowledgeable within the occupation and have recent, relevant experience at the same level, or a more senior level than the apprentices they are assessing.

More information on this standard can be found on the AIM website.

Assessment Methods 

  1. Scenario demonstrations with questioning
  2. Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio

AIM Associate Assessor

End-point assessors carry out independent assessment of apprentices once they have passed through the gateway. End-point assessors must ensure their occupational competence and knowledge are up to date to ensure they have the right skills and knowledge to remain credible to employers and assess an apprentice's competence.

As an associate end-point assessor working with AIM you will:

  • Assess and document apprentice competence against apprenticeship standards at designated venues using the stated assessment methods
  • Carry out and document end-point assessment activities in line with AIM and regulatory arrangements
  • Provide concise written feedback to apprentices to explain assessment decisions
  • Complete and submit reports within the necessary timescales 
  • Provide advice and support on end-point assessment 
  • Participate in training and standardisation activities to ensure a consistent approach to end-point assessment
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the organisation and AIM end-point assessment policies and procedure


Minimum requirements

Associate assessors for Data Technician must: 

  • Hold an assessor qualification, e.g. award in undertaking end point assessment. Successful assessors will be required to undertake assessment training. 
  • Have experience of working in the field of data analysis, as demonstrated within the Data Technician Apprenticeship Standard, gained in the last year or significant experience of the occupation/sector
  • Have experience of the application of this occupation across a variety of industries
  • Have experience of working with real life data analysis projects
  • Understand and have experience in the implementation of projects
  • Demonstrate willingness to undertake training about assessment practice, operating the assessment tools and grading
  • Be independent of the apprentice, their employer and training provider(s) i.e. there must be no conflict of interest
  • Hold minimum of level 2 English and Maths
  • Be resident in the UK and have the right to work in the UK


In addition

Some experience of working in the education sector would be desirable but not essential as we are looking for industry practitioners. Experience of assessment is desirable, but not essential.

Our assessors should also have:

  • Diversity orientation and an inclusive approach
  • Excellent organisational skills and a professional approach 
  • Timekeeping and punctuality
  • Problem solving skills and ability to stay calm under pressure 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • Self-motivation and a flexible approach with apprentices and employers
  • A driving licence (desirable, not essential)