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End Point Assessment

All apprentices must take an independent assessment at the end of their training to confirm that they have achieved occupational competence. Rigorous robust and independent end-point assessment (EPA) is essential to give employers confidence that apprentices completing an apprenticeship standard can actually perform in the occupation they have been trained in and can demonstrate the duties, and knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs) set out in the occupational standard.

The Colleges' Partnership is a registered end point assessment organisation having been assessed as being suitable to conduct independent assessment of apprentices. Employers of apprentices can select an organisation from the EPA register to conduct independent end-point assessment of their apprentices.

Only registered organisations such as The Colleges' Partnership are eligible to conduct independent end-point assessment of apprentices.

EPA can take a wide range of forms – it can include observation in the workplace, written tests of knowledge, interviews etc. It must include a minimum of two separate assessment methods.

As well as containing information on programme training and assessment, all apprenticeship standards must contain an end-point assessment. An independent organisation must be involved in the end-point assessment of each apprentice so that all apprentices following the same standard are assessed consistently.

For more information about End Point Assessment or to discuss your requirements, please call Hilary Yuille on 07702 253591, or use the Contact Form.