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Associate Assessor - Standard: Media Production Co-ordinator (Level 4)

  • 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.

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 Digital Community Manager.

Media Production Co-ordinator

Media Production Co-ordinators work in the creative media industries, as part of a production team delivering a film, TV or animated series, commercials or in specialist post production departments.


 The broad purpose of the occupation is to co-ordinate productions using specialist production management skills, knowledge and experience. A production co-ordinator can work across all genres in film, television, radio/audio or commercials; they may work in the production office, on set, in a studio or on location, in the UK or internationally. In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with and supports the Production Manager or VFX Producer and the wider production or post-production teams and with clients and crew. On larger productions they may work in a team with production assistants working to them.


Apprentices will undertake the core element of the apprenticeship, and then they will choose to specialise in one of the two production options.


Option 1: Film, TV, Commercial, Short Form Radio and Audio Production – The Production Co-ordinator working as a member of the Production team will provide operational support to the Production Manager. 

Option 2: Post, VFX/CG and Animation - The Production Coordinator or Junior Bookings Producer working in post-production, VFX/CG or Animation areas is responsible for assisting their team with the day-to-day running of a single project or multiple projects. 

Assessors for this standard should be knowledgeable within the creative media sector and have recent, relevant experience at the same level, or a more senior level than the apprentices they are assessing, working within the sector/managing online communities/brand management/digital marketing 

Typical job titles undertaking this standard could include:


Booking co-ordinator, Junior booking producer, Production co-ordinator.


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


Assessment Methods 

  1. Production project, presentation and supplementary questioning
  2. Professional discussion underpinned by 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 Media Production Co-ordinator must: 

Have recent, relevant experience within the creative media sector gained within the last 2 years at a level above as that of the apprentice, or significant experience within the sector

Knowledge of the following occupational areas

Working as a production executive, line producer or production manager in either TV, film, radio and audio, commercial, post -production, animation or VFX environments

Demonstrate willingness to undertake training about assessment practice, operating the assessment tools and grading 

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

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

An assessor qualification would be desirable, but not essential e.g. award in undertaking end point assessment. Successful assessors will be required to undertake assessment training. 


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)