What is End-point Assessment?

What is End-point Assessment (EPA)?

End-point Assessment is an assessment of the knowledge, skills and behaviours that an apprentice has learned throughout their apprenticeship.

Assessments have been designed by employers and are conducted by an approved End-point Assessment Organisation (EPAO), such as Skillsfirst Assess.  They are graded in almost all instances and enable apprentices to demonstrate occupational competence in their chosen job role.

An apprentice will only receive their apprenticeship certificate after they have passed all of the elements of the EPA.

To understand what the EPA looks like for the standards you are interested in, you will need to read the assessment plan, which can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships Standards webpage