End-point assessment (EPA) is an assessment of the knowledge, skills and behaviours that your apprentice has learned throughout an apprenticeship, which confirms that they are occupationally competent.
Assessments have been designed by employers in the sector and are conducted by independent bodies known as end-point assessment organisations (EPAOs).
The apprentice will only get their apprenticeship certificate after they have passed all the elements of their EPA, including any required standards in English and maths.
What does assessment involve?
Each apprenticeship includes an end-point assessment plan, which describes how the apprentice should be tested against appropriate criteria, using suitable methods. For example, your apprentice may need to complete:
- a practical assessment
- an interview
- a project
- written and/or multiple-choice tests
- a presentation
The college will work with you and your apprentice to prepare for the EPA.
When your apprentice successfully completes their apprenticeship and passes their EPA, they will be awarded a certificate by the End Point Assessment Organisation i.e. City & Guilds, Pearson, AAT.
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