How can we help you? Please check below for our most frequently asked questions.

The End-Point Assessment takes place at the end of an Apprentice’s studies, to test that an Apprentice is fully capable of doing their job before they receive their Apprenticeship certificate. It also helps to demonstrate that what an Apprentice has learned can be applied in the real world.

Click here to find out more about the EPA, or here to read about it on the Government apprenticeships website.

Please visit our ‘Fees‘ page and locate your apprenticeship for full details of our fee structure.

SSES will offer as much, or as little, support as you need. If you are considering Apprenticeships for the first time, then we can help you through the whole process from beginning to end. Alternatively, if you have previously had Apprentices go through an EPA and are confident with the process, then we will take your lead as to how much input you need from us.

The Gateway is the part of the Apprentice’s journey that begins after the Apprentice completes their on-programme training. The Gateway requirements will differ between standards; for a full list of the specific requirements please visit our ‘EPAs‘ page, and choose the relevent apprenticeship to find out more.

If you are an employer with a pay bill of over £3 million each year, you will have started paying the Apprenticeship Levy since April 2019.

Non-levy paying employers will share the cost of training and assessing their apprentices with government – this is called ‘co-investment’. You will pay 5% towards the cost of Apprenticeship training. The government will pay the rest (95%) up to the funding band maximum.

This link explains the requirements of funding.

More questions?

If you have any other questions that are not answered here, please give us a call, or drop us an email.

We’re always happy to help.