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Associate Assessor - Production Assistant (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 Production Assistant (Level 3).

Production Assistant (Level 3)

A production assistant provides support and help to editorial or technical colleagues to ensure the smooth delivery of content for tv or radio productions. These productions may cover different genres including screen and audio sectors such as Film, TV, Radio, Podcast and online content producers. Broadcast production assistants work as a part of production team and need to be adaptable and able to learn quickly on the job; building their understanding of the tv and radio industry as they move across production teams. They may also provide support to colleagues in technical areas such as camera, lighting and sound. and offering up solutions to production problems

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


Assessment Methods 

  • Research project: a three-day workplace project after the apprentice has gone through the gateway, set by the employer, approved and marked by our assessor
  • Set test: a 15-minute pitch to assessor after 30-minutes preparation time. To be held at the training provider or employer premises on the assessment day
  • Professional discussion: a 45-minute discussion with the assessor. To be held at the training provider or employer premises on the assessment day


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


Associate assessors for Production Assistant (Level 3) must: 

  • Have appropriate experience working in a broadcast production role (of which at least 12 months should be within the last 3 years) 
  • Willingness to undertake training about assessment practice, operating the assessment tools and grading 
  • Experience of assessment 
  • 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

The following are desirable but not essential for this role:

  • Holding or working towards an assessor qualification e.g. award in undertaking end point assessment 
  • Experience of working within the education sector 


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)