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End-Point Assessment

The End-Point Assessment (EPA) is designed to enable the competence of apprentices to be assessed in accordance with the apprenticeship standard.

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What is End-Point Assessment (EPA)?
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Apprenticeship & EPA process - how it will work

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EYE L3

Month 1 – 18
On-Programme assessment

Months 18 – 21
Preparation for Gateway

Months 22 – 24
Undertake EPA:
1) Portfolio of evidence
2) Knowledge test
3) Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio

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CYPF L4

Month 1 – 18
On-Programme assessment

Months 18 – 21
Preparation for Gateway

Months 22 – 24
Undertake EPA:
1) Portfolio of evidence
2) Observation of practice by IAA
3) Competence interview with an IAA

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CYPF L5

Month 1 – 24
On-Programme assessment

Months 25 – 27
Preparation for Gateway

Months 28 – 30
Undertake EPA:
1) Portfolio of evidence
2) Situational judgement test
3) Competence interview

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If you would like further details regarding the End-Point Assessment process and how we can help you:
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End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) principles

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The approach to the End-Point Assessment is based on the following principles:

  • The EPA process should be meaningful and add value to both the apprentice and the employer by complementing and building on normal performance management and development processes;
  • It should enable and encourage progression and continuous professional development;
  • The EPA is designed to test the markers of competence laid down in the standard;
  • EPA methodologies have been selected on the basis that they will provide a high level of validity of the relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours;
  • EPA will be synoptic and will assess skills, knowledge and behaviours in an integrated way. It will take place at the end of the apprenticeship
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Suzanne is one in a million. We have worked together in a number of areas, supporting apprentices to achieve their goals. Suzanne has a wealth of experience in the early years and young people sector and is a great mentor.
JOY BAKER - ASSESSOR