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Optical Tutor & Skills Coach

  • Date posted: Wednesday, 24 April 2024
  • Closing date: Sunday, 26 May 2024
  • Location: Blackburn
  • Salary: Up to £31,500 per annum
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Department: Professional Services
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Interview date: TBC

Vacancy Description

Training 2000 is a large, independent training provider, based in Blackburn, Lancashire and is owned by the University of Central Lancashire. We have a heritage of over 50 years in Lancashire, delivering learning and development solutions and prides ourselves on delivery of learning excellence and creating outstanding talent for Lancashire and beyond.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Optical Tutor & Skills Coach to join an established team of professionals within the Professional and Medical Services department. We are looking for a committed, passionate and dedicated individual to join the team to support the growth of the programme and continue the successes.

The main purpose of the role is to deliver innovative and inspirational coaching which covers the skills, knowledge, and behaviours relevant to the occupational sector, whilst providing effective learner support.

The postholder will also be responsible for a caseload of learners on apprenticeship programmes which includes reviewing, managing, guiding, assessing and preparing learners/employers for the End Point Assessment (EPA) within the Optical sector.

Some of the key duties of the role will include:

  • To prepare, agree and review apprenticeship training plans in accordance with awarding organisations specifications and standards, ensuring the effective evaluation of such programmes.
  • To assess and support learners on Level 3 Optical Assistant with portfolios and support in preparation for their EPA to enable learners to complete the required standard.
  • To design, deliver and co-ordinate online Optical delivery session.
  • Support the learners and employers through setting relevant work-based projects and assisting with the portfolio build to showcase for the end point assessment.
  • To conduct reviews, face to face or through Teams with the employer and learners reviewing skills, knowledge and behaviours through reviewing and setting of smart targets including English and Maths.
  • To effectively manage the Quality Assurance process of qualifications in line with awarding organisation specifications and standards in order to continuously improve the learner journey.

For further details, please refer to the Role Profile.

Benefits of Working for Training 2000?

We believe Training 2000 is a great place to work. We genuinely care about our employees and offer a highly competitive benefits package, including:

  • 27 days holiday (increasing to 32 days in accordance with service) plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part-time staff)
  • Opportunity to purchase an additional 5 days holiday per year
  • Birthday leave
  • Contributory pension scheme (after a qualifying period)
  • Life insurance based on 4 x annual salary
  • Annual CPD days and opportunities for career development and progression
  • Family friendly policies
  • Modern facilities and on-site cafeteria
  • Hybrid working
  • Free parking (on and off-site)
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme

Equality of Opportunity

Training 2000 are committed to equality, diversity and access for all.

Applicants who, because of a disability, would prefer recruitment information/application forms in a more accessible format should contact the HR team by e-mail: or by telephone: 01254 54659

Safeguarding Statement

Training 2000 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, learners, sub-contractors, employers and visitors to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to the receipt of enhanced clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or a check via the Update Service as well as other recruitment checks.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance, we conduct online/social media checks for all candidates shortlisted for interview in order to ascertain their suitability to work with children and young people.

We reserve the right to close this job vacancy early, should we find a suitable candidate prior to the closing date specified.