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Technicians could earn thousands of pounds extra, claims education firm

Published:  03 July, 2008

TECHNICIANS could be missing out on thousands of pounds of extra income, according to education provider Protocol National.

/>The company says there is a “desperate shortage” of qualified workplace assessors needed to monitor practical training among college stude

/>Workplace assessors monitor the learning progress of apprentices and trainees studying towards college qualificati

/>Protocol National says many technicians do not realise they are qualified workplace assessors. It says many techs qualify to do the work un-knowingly as part of other training cour

/>Chief exec Phil Harrison said full-time assessors could earn up to £50,000, with part-time work also available. He said placements during the day or evening could fit around an existing job to provide extra inco

/> “Assessors are vital to allow colleges to deliver the training programmes that the government requires, not to mention meeting the growing demand for vocational courses that are varied and interesting,” said P

/>“As such, anyone with an existing assessing qualification - or who is willing to undertake one now - is highly sought after, especially in subjects such as motor body repair and engineering.

/>For more information on workplace assessment, go to the Protocol National website at www.protocol-national.co

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