The independent assessor must observe one live 30-minute mentoring session.
In addition, the apprentice will provide the independent assessor with two 30-minute recordings of mentoring sessions, that will be viewed by the independent assessor as part of the observation on the day of the assessment.
The recorded mentoring sessions must take place and be recorded post gateway. The recorded mentoring sessions, may be with the same, or different, mentees. In the recorded mentoring sessions the mentor and mentee must be visible in the recording. Audio only recordings will not be accepted. Recorded and observed mentoring sessions may be 1:1 mentoring or group mentoring, reflecting the apprentices typical practice.
The professional discussion must last for 60 minutes. The independent assessor can increase the time of the professional discussion by up to 10%. This time is to allow the apprentice to respond to a question if necessary.
The independent assessor must have at least 2 weeks to review the Showcase Portfolio, following which a date will be set with apprentice to engage in the Professional Discussion.
A minimum of 8 questions will be asked by the independent assessor, informed by the apprentices Showcase Portfolio.