Equine Groom Independent End-point Assessor


Equine Groom Independent End-point Assessor

1st4sport Assessment

South Yorkshire & Cumbria

Summary of the role

Title:                                        Equine Groom Independent End-point Assessor (IEA)

Location:                                 Home Based (Contract for services)

Reporting to:                           End-point Assessment Manager


The world of Apprenticeships in the UK is changing dramatically and we’re looking for occupationally competent Independent End-point Assessors for the Equine Groom Apprenticeship Standard to help us drive forward our End-point Assessment service.

1st4sport Assessment are looking for enthusiastic dedicated professionals to join their Equine Groom Independent End-point Assessors Team across a range of occupational routes including racing, breeding and horse care.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To conduct Independent End-point Assessment in line with the Apprenticeship Standard Assessment Plan.
  • To declare any personal or professional interest in any Apprenticeship Standard Training Provider.
  • To complete assessor induction and assessment records.
  • To complete actions identified through the 1st4sport Assessment EPA on the internal quality assurance process and report to the EPA Manager within the required timescale.
  • To identify and report areas of best practice and development as required.
  • To actively participate in required 1st4sport Assessment training, standardisation and moderation activities, to ensure a consistent approach to independent end-point assessment.
  • Assessing and documenting apprentice competence against industry specific apprenticeship standards, at designated venues using the stated assessment methods.
  • Providing advice and support on end-point assessment sites and to the Independent End-point Assessment team
  • Maintaining a thorough knowledge of 1st4sport Assessment Independent End-point Assessment policies and procedures.
  • It’s important to note that our Independent End-point Assessors are contracted on an annual basis, and that this is not a permanent role with 1st4sport Assessment.



An understanding of apprenticeship standards, with specific knowledge about the Equine Groom standard across one or more occupational routes (racing, non-racing and breeding)

  • Experience of producing clear, accurate and concise written reports
  • Proficient IT skills
  • Analytical, critical thinking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise effectively
  • Ability to work independently

Essential industry specific qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum five years’ recent experience working in the equestrian industry and the specific occupational route that they will be assessing through the standard
  • Experience at a higher level (Level 3 or above as a minimum) than the role being assessed so that they understand the context of the role
  • Current CPD activity, which demonstrates that they are up-to-date with industry specific themes that are relevant to the role covered by the standard
  • Technical and management expertise to ensure they can assess all areas of the occupational route (s) that they will assess
  • Must hold or be working towards an assessor qualification (A1/A2/D32/D33/TAQA or equivalent qualification). Current experienced Assessors who do not hold a qualification may be able to qualify for this role, before the end of 2020.
  • Must hold or be prepared to work towards the Level 3 Award or Certificate in End Point Assessment
  • Have access to a PC or laptop with internet access


  • Experience of preparing for and communicating to a target audience
  • Experience of marking and grading assessments
  • Hold a Health and Safety at work qualification
  • Hold or working towards a valid Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Hold or working towards a recognised Safeguarding qualification

How to apply

How to Apply?

If you are interested in the above vacancy, please email a copy of your CV and a brief cover letter detailing how you meet the job specification.

  • CVs must be submitted to support your application to give a detailed overview of how you meet the person specification for the standard you are applying for.
  • You are encouraged to demonstrate how your occupational experience, qualifications and competency maps to the full expectations set out in the person specification for the standard you are applying for.
  • Your application may be delayed and/or rejected if the correct occupational qualifications and/or experience are not listed.
  • Referees will be contacted via email as part of our shortlisting process.


Shortlisting will take place as soon as possible following the closing date. Please could you indicate clearly on your application a telephone number where you can be contacted during office hours (9.00 am – 5.00 pm). 

Successful applicants will be contacted via telephone and email/letter with information relating to the interview time, location and format. 

Competitive pay rates.

Closing Date: 29th March 2019

Closing Date