The Assessors Guild is the Professional Body for Assessors

We are the only dedicated body for Vocational and Technical Assessors within the UK. The Assessors Guild is committed to supporting those who underpin the delivery of Apprenticeships and Vocational Assessment. We will shape the industry with our valued members.

Our Professional Body gives assessors a set of professional standards, a place to come and share thought leadership and a hub for continued professional development. Our aim is to provide support and drive rigour, quality and consistency in assessment.

Members will be recognised as committed to supporting high quality learning and safe achievement as well as ensuring the competence of learners and apprentices for their future careers.

For so long, the importance of the Assessor has gone unnoticed – We aim to change this through:

  • Exposure to approved learning resources and CPD,
  • Implementation of assessor professional standards,
  • Networking events and online forums to bring the community together,
  • The maintenance of relationships with members and sector stakeholders.

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We aim to professionalise the assessment industry by:

  • Measuring our members against stringent Professional Standards.

  • Providing opportunities for ongoing professional development.

  • Being a thought leader in assessment

  • Use our Membership filtering service to reduce the time you spend removing unqualified candidates.
  • Source available Assessors looking for work, including freelance Assessors via our Member portal.
  • Advertise CPD externally and book CPD for your staff at discounted rates.
  • Access policy and news briefings.
  • Access or advertise learning resources.
  • Influence the implementation of Government policy.
  • Be a part of and helping to shape this new professional Membership Body.
  • Become an accredited organisation to demonstrate to EPAOs that your staff have reached the required Assessors Guild Professionals Standards.
  • Be a part of and help to shape this new Professional Body.
  • Use our Membership filtering service to reduce the time you spend removing unqualified candidates.
  • Access policy and news briefings.
  • Source available Assessors looking for work, including freelance Assessors via our Member portal.
  • Access and advertise learning resources.
  • Advertise your CPD offering and book CPD for your staff at discounted rates.
  • Influence the implementation of Government policy.
  • Become a Member and get your own simple Members Profile
  • Be part of a the Professional Body for Assessors.
  • Make yourself stand out by becoming a registered Member if you meet our professionals standards. A simple but rigorous process.
  • Access CPD and record your CPD.
  • Access to free and discounted learning resources.
  • Have your own enhanced Members profile that is your shopfront to potential Employers.
  • Access discounted CPD and record your CPD
  • Network with other Assessors.
  • Keep up to date via our member only briefings.
  • Have your voice heard.
  • Use our Membership filtering service to reduce the time you spend removing unqualified cadidates.
  • Source available Assessors looking for work, including freelance Assessors via our Member portal.
  • Access policy updates and news briefings.
  • Advertise externally and book CPD for your staff at discounted rates.
  • Access or advertise learning resources.
  • Influence the implementation of Government policy.

Sam Taylor, Head of The Assessors Guild

Sam Taylor heads up The Assessors Guild and comes from a teaching, assessing and quality background. Sam understands the diverse assessment landscape after 30 years of experience in education.

She has a wealth of experience as a qualifications and assessment specialist, having held high profile roles as Responsible Officer, Director of Vocational Learning as well as a Chief Examiner.

Sam’s vision is for The Assessors Guild to represent the assessment sector through:

  • Quality benchmarked CPD opportunities
  • Professional Standards
  • Providing a voice to a previously under-represented assessment community
  • Providing a member portal with access to jobs, professional development, policy and news updates.

The Assessors Guild is an advocate for technical, vocational and end point assessors and quality assurers, offering a comprehensive support network for our members.