Building Greater Exeter, in conjunction with their project partner, Exeter College have launched ‘Inspire a Generation’ a training bursary for construction professionals. The initiative provides a unique opportunity for experienced  construction professionals to undertake training, funded by Building Greater Exeter, that not only offers a chance for them to upskill, but ensures we capture the skills of our experienced workforce to inspire and train future generations.

Now more than ever we need to ensure skills aren’t lost from the industry and are passed on to the future workforce. This opportunity encourages those with extensive industry experience who might be looking to spend less time on site and want to help others develop their career.

Building Greater Exeter are sponsoring five individuals taken from their project partners, to take a Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement Level 3 and Award in Education and Training Level 3, alongside their full-time work.

Once qualified these individuals will be able to take their learnings back to their workplace or teach/assess part time with a local training provider, using their honed mentoring skills to coach those new and progressing within the construction sector.

This opportunity may also be suitable for someone who has recently been made redundant.


The opportunity is for five experienced construction professionals working with Building Greater Exeter’s project partners, to apply to complete the qualifications listed below.

As these are teaching roles each candidate submitting the necessary application form will be subject to DBS checks and will undergo a formal interview at Exeter College.

Where an applicant is employed, then employers will be involved in the recruitment process in order to sanction time off for attendance at teaching sessions. There is an option to undertake the Level 3 Award in Teaching and Learning in the evenings.


Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement Level 3

12 Weeks

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement is a qualification that will prepare you for a career as an assessor. The three units cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

This is a practical based qualification intended for those who wish to assess both occupational competence and understanding in a working or other training environment. You need to have full competence in the subject area that you will be assessing.

You will be assessed using a variety of methods including online learning, workshops, assignments, observation and discussions.

The initial unit is a knowledge unit which is the basis for sound performance and provides the theory in understanding the principles and practices of the role of the assessor.

The other two units are practical in providing evidence of the ability to assess both practice and understanding

There are two taught days and two complimentary assignments. You will also be observed carrying out 4 assessments and using the knowledge gained in the first unit you will plan, assess using different methods and feedback.

Specialist occupational competence to a level 3 or above

Good communication and writing skills, computer skills an advantage


Award in Education and Training Level 3

12 Weeks

This qualification is for those who want to teach or train. It is designed for both the private training industry and post 16 education and covers the generic teaching skills that are required in becoming an effective teacher/trainer, equipping you to deliver education and training in any learning environment and forms a foundation for those with little or no previous experience of teaching or training.

The course is delivered by taught sessions, group activities, research and micro-teaching. You will be assessed on your practical skills and a portfolio of work built up throughout the course.

The subjects it covers are:

• Roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training (this unit will RPL to the level 4)
• Inclusive teaching and learning approaches
• Planning lessons and resources
• Motivating learners
• Assessment of learners and record keeping
• Feedback for learning

Specialist occupational competence to a level 3 or above

Good communication and writing skills, computer skills an advantage


The courses are currently due to run in late September 2020 and January 2021


Applications are now open until 27 August

To apply please send a one-page document outlining your interest to include the following:

• Name
• Company
• Area of expertise
• Any relevant experience
• What you could bring to this opportunity

Please send to: Dawn Chamberlain, Building Greater Exeter Project Manager and Morven Maclean, Business Development Coordinator before 27 August 2020 or contact Dawn or Morven for further information.