Argyll College UHI offer further and higher education in one of the most geographically fragmented areas of Scotland. We are an academic partner of The University of the Highlands and Islands. The university operates through a partnership of twelve colleges and research institutions, located throughout Argyll, the Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role:

MA Assessor – SVQ Carpentry & Joinery SCQF Level 6

Salary range Salary for this post is £24,756 pro rata.
DurationFixed Term – 1 year in the first instance
Working hoursPart Time 0.5FTE
LocationArgyll College Area
Closing DateFriday 29th October 2021

We are recruiting for a 0.5FTE Modern Apprenticeship (MA) Assessor in Carpentry & Joinery at SCQF level 6. 

The MA qualification consists of two components:

  • SVQ Carpentry and Joinery at SVQF Level 6 (GM7T 23)
  • PDA Carpentry and Joinery at SCQF Level 6 (GR9F 46)

The PDA is taught in a block delivery pattern at our CERC building in Lochgilphead with the evidence for the SVQ gathered within the student’s workplace. 

Assessor duties include observations within the student’s workplace, collating and recording the evidence gathered within the college e-portfolio system, mapping evidence to the SVQ and PDA components of the MA qualification and ensuring there is sufficient evidence gathered to meet awarding body requirements.  It will be important to build good working relationships with the student’s employer as well as working closely with the college lecturers teaching the NPA component.

Candidates should hold a Level 8 qualification or equivalent/relevant vocational qualification as well as English and Maths at Level 6 or above.

Ideally you will hold an Assessors qualification (A1 or equivalent) or be willing to complete within first year of employment. 

Travel within Argyll will be necessary and as such a driving licence is an essential requirement.

Closing Date for applications is 29th  October 2021

The role is part time (0.5FTE) and fixed term for 1 year in the first instance.

Please email your completed application to


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