Senior Simulation Technician Apprenticeship Trainer/Assessor

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) has an exciting vacancy within our Apprenticeship Team to provide training and assessment for healthcare support worker apprenticeship programmes, plus hold primary responsibility for a caseload of clinical and non-clinical apprentices who require a higher level of one-to-one learning support due to a learning disability or difficulty (LDD).

The key purpose of this role is to:
  • Assess apprentice learning needs and prior learning
  • Plan, deliver and assess individual programmes of learning to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours as defined by national apprenticeship standards
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding apprentices with learning disabilities and difficulties
  • Demonstrate clinical and non-clinical procedures and processes, and assess these through professional discussions, and observations in the workplace.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will report to our LDD Apprenticeships Lead (Band 7), and will support and mentor apprentices with additional needs via face-to-face tutorials and other bespoke methods. You will also spend time within clinical settings providing coaching and feedback to Apprentice Healthcare Support Worker through assessing written assignments, professional discussions, and observations of practice, to enable them to be successful in their role and at their End Point Assessment.

The ideal candidate would be an experienced assessor with:
  • Senior Healthcare Support Worker or similar clinical experience with a Level 3 qualification in Health or Health and Social Care (e.g. apprenticeship, diploma, A levels), and a relevant Foundation Degree (or be working towards)
  • Maths and English qualifications - Functional Skills Level 2 /GCSE grade 4-9 (A-C) or equivalent
  • Vocational competence in a wide range of clinical skills
  • Previous assessing/teaching/training experience
  • Assessor qualification
  • Specialist knowledge and experience working with people who have LDD
  • Ability to communicate complex information and be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • A passion for widening participation into healthcare roles. Encouraging, supporting, and championing NHS careers for all
  • Knowledge of curriculum design and development
  • Experience of working within an Ofsted-regulated organisation

  • A full driving licence and access to a car

About us

HHFT has been a successful apprenticeship training provider offering training to new recruits and existing employees since 2018. In 2022 Ofsted rated us as a 'Good' provider and the provision has continued to attract national attention for making apprenticeships more accessible for people with needing additional learning support.

We are a multi-disciplinary team, working across a matrix of specialties and divisions. This enables us to deliver robust support to divisions to develop the future workforce. We are really proud of our contribution to widening participation and access to qualifications and careers in the health service, and we are looking for someone to work in this key role to support and enhance this agenda.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will help our apprentices embed new knowledge and skills in the workplace, complete their care certificates (where appropriate), assist them to gather e-portfolio evidence, and make assessments of their competence by:
  • Training and facilitation, including induction
  • Providing career guidance for present and future prospects
  • Carrying out activities to make sure all learners ALS needs are assessed and supported
  • Individualising training plans to meet needs
  • One-to-one coaching and feedback sessions with apprentices
  • Running tutorials and/or group sessions as needed
  • Carrying out Progress Reviews with apprentices and their managers
  • Efficient record keeping using electronic e-portfolio systems
  • Marking assignments and observations in practice
  • Preparing the learners for successful End Point Assessments.

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Educated to Foundation Degree (or be working towards or have equivalent experience)
  • Completed recognised training as a Simulation Technician
  • Maths and English qualifications - Functional Skills Level 2 /GCSE grade 4-9 (A-C) or equivalent
  • Assessor qualification


  • IQA Qualification
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Senior Healthcare Support Worker Level 3 qualification (inc apprenticeship/A Level in equivalent subject)



  • oFull driving licence and able to drive between sites

Skills & Ability


  • Occupational competence in working as a Simulation Technician in Education
  • Ability to show empathy and effective listening skills
  • Ability to communicate complex information
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Ability to build effective relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Proven assessment skills, including planning and marking work and carrying out observations in practice
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of the wider team
  • High standards of documentation and record keeping
  • Enthusiasm and a passion for teaching and coaching
  • IT skills including the use of e-portfolios and e-learning tools


  • Internal Quality Assurance and verification skills

Experience & Knowledge


  • Experience of providing pastoral support
  • Specialist knowledge and experience working with Simulation Technology
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Knowledge of apprenticeship programmes
  • Proven training and coaching experience


  • Experience in the design and delivery of educational programmes
  • Experience in mentorship or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Education Centre, Romsey Road


SO22 5DG

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