What do I need to Become an Independent End-Point Assessor?

What do I need to Become an Independent End-Point Assessor?

Interested in becoming an Independent End-Point Assessor? Well, come the end of this post, you will know what you need or at least where you can find out exactly what you need.


What do I need to become an Independent End-Point Assessor?

To become an Independent End-Point Assessor, you will certainly need:

  • A certain amount of experience working within your area of expertise;
  • A valid assessor qualification.

There is also a good chance that you will need:

  • An IQA Qualification;
  • A relevant vocational qualification to back up your industry experience.

But to be perfectly honest, there isn’t a ‘one shoe fits all‘ answer to this question. Simply because the requirements for IEPAs often vary based on two things;

  1. The Apprenticeships you would be competent to offer End-Point Assessments in;
  2. The End-Point Assessment Organisation themselves (These are the companies that have been approved to offer EPAs).

All that being said, to answer that question for you; if you don’t hold a valid assessor qualification, you will need to get one in order to become an IEPA. Likewise, if you don’t hold an IQA qualification, adding one to your CV will also stand you in good stead when it comes to applying for IEPA roles.

Which assessor qualification do I need?

Ideally, you need the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA). This is the most current and highly regarded assessor qualification.

The CAVA course would qualify you to carry out both knowledge-based and competency-based assessments. These are fundamental skills for Independent End-Point Assessors.

Which IQA qualification do I need?

There are 3 Internal Quality Assurance Qualifications. The one that you should look to add to your qualification armoury is, the Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices

Qualifying as an IQA can be hugely beneficial for helping you to become a better assessor effectively. By understanding assessment from a quality assurance perspective, it can help to improve skills like time management and holistic assessment. Both of which are crucial for anyone looking to become an Independent End-Point Assessor. 

But, where can I find out ‘exactly’ what I need to become an IEPA?

To find this out, you would need to have a look at the relevant ‘Assessment Plan’.

In the context of Apprenticeships, an Assessment Plan details everything there is to know about the EPA, including the requirements IEPAs must meet. So all you need to do, is find the Apprenticeship(s) you believe you will be competent in. From there you can find the Assessment Plan for the respective Apprenticeship and consequently, the requirements you would need to meet.

The ‘How do I find an Assessment Plan‘ section on our EPA Knowledgebase should prove useful if you’d like to find the Assessment Plans relevant to you.

What does an End-Point Assessment involve?

What does an End-Point Assessment involve?

An End-Point Assessment involves a variety of assessment methods; each of which will be one-off assessments. Generally speaking, most End-Point Assessments involve 2 or 3 of these assessments.

But as for the EPAs you could be delivering… Well, the answer to that question could be different for each and every apprenticeship.


What does an End-Point Assessment involve?

See the thing is, the End-Point Assessment is different for each Apprenticeship Standard. So to provide you with a more detailed answer to the question, “What does an End-Point Assessment involve?“, you need to identify the Apprenticeships you would be competent to assess in. Once you know which Apprenticeships you are interested in becoming an Independent End-Point Assessor (IEPA) for, you can have a look at the EPA holy grail, the ‘Assessment Plan’.

Assessment Plans

For those of you who already have experience in assessment, this isn’t an assessment plan as you know it. In the context of EPA, the Assessment Plan is more like a specification for a qualification. It covers everything that the relevant End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) needs to know about an EPA to deliver it. But most importantly, for you as a prospective IEPA, the Assessment Plan details what assessment methods are used and what the requirements are for each. 

Just in case you are curious, we tell you where to find an assessment plan in our EPA Knowledgebase.

Here’s a bit of an End-Point Assessment taster for you; below are a few Apprenticeship Standards along with what their EPA’s involve.

The Level 3 Business Administration EPA involves a:

  • 60 minute Multiple Choice Test
  • 30-45 minute Portfolio-based Interview
  • 20-30 minute Presentation

However, the Level 4 Children, Young People & Families Practitioner EPA involves a:

  • 80 – 90 minute Observation of Practice
  • 55 – 60 minute Competence Interview

Whilst, the Level 2 Autocare Technician EPA on the other hand, involves:

  • 2 x Knowledge Assessments
    • 1 x 60 minute Multiple Choice Questions
    • 1 x 45 minute Alternate Format Questions
  • a one day Practical Observation (with pre-set tasks)
  • a 60 minute Professional Review (structured discussion)

So as you can see, there’s no ‘one size fits all’ answer.

Weighting

We’re not going to go into too much detail on weighting in this post, but it’s good to know the basics.

Each assessment within the EPA counts for a certain percentage of the overall grade. So for example, a written exam may count for 30% of the overall grade, whilst an observation may make up the remaining 70%. This is important to know because even though there may be 3 or 4 assessments involved in an EPA, some will carry more weight than others.

All that being said, the apprentice must still achieve a pass on every assessment in order to pass their Apprenticeship.


Do you still have more EPA questions? Not a problem, our EPA Knoweldgebase should have you covered!

Can an End-Point Assessor assess other parts of an Apprenticeship?

Can an End-Point Assessor assess other parts of an Apprenticeship?

In short, no. As an End-Point Assessor, you cannot assess other parts of an Apprenticeship – not for the same candidate, anyway. But you could for other apprentices. Let us explain…


What assessor roles are open to me as an IEPA?

Should you be qualified to work as an Independent End-Point Assessor (IEPA), the chances are, you will also be qualified to assess learners completing their NVQs, be that as part of an apprenticeship or not. So to be honest, if you did get work as an IEPA, there’d be a good chance you could assess learners completing their NVQs in that area as well. 

However, you cannot assess an apprentice during the ‘on-programme’ phase of their Apprenticeship, if you are delivering the EPA. This is because the Assessor who carries out the EPA needs to be independent; hence their name, ‘Independent‘ End-Point Assessors. Prior to the End-Point Assessment, the IEPA must not have had any contact with the apprentice whatsoever.

But, this doesn’t completely rule you out of assessing apprenticeships. Whilst you can’t assess other parts of an Apprenticeship for the same candidate you are carrying out the EPA on, that doesn’t mean you can’t do it for other candidates. Basically, you can assess an Apprentice through their Apprenticeship as long as you aren’t also the IEPA. As we mentioned above, the reason for this is that the IEPA can’t have assessed or trained candidate in question at any point during their apprenticeship.

Freelance or Full-Time?

So as you may have gathered, as an End-Point Assessor, you can still work as an NVQ Assessor as well. This is providing you are only working as a freelance Independent Assessor. To begin with, the majority of positions that were being advertised for IEPAs were freelance. However now, we are seeing more and more full-time opportunities cropping up.

As End-Point Assessments really start to come into fruition, we anticipate there to be an increase in the demand for both; freelance and full-time IEPAs. Something worth bearing in mind over the next couple of years! But remember, if you want to be able to assess NVQs as well as EPAs, you’d need to keep a look out for the freelance positions.


All that being said, it’s unlikely any of those roles will be open to you without an assessor qualification. So if you haven’t got one already, the CAVA Course is your starting point.

What is the purpose of an End-Point Assessment?

What is the purpose of an End-Point Assessment?

So, you know what End-Point Assessment is. However now, you’re just not entirely sure on what the purpose of EPA is exactly? Well, we can help.


What is the purpose of an End-Point Assessment?

To put it simply, the main purpose of an End-Point Assessment is to make sure that an Apprentice is fully competent to carry out their job. If you want to understand how the End-Point Assessment confirms an apprentice’s competency, then you’re going to need to know about K-S-Bs.

K-S-Bs stands for Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours. Every Apprenticeship Standard lists the K-S-Bs that an Apprentice must demonstrate in order to be deemed occupationally competent. That is where the End-Point Assessment comes in.

End-Point Assessments have been developed to test whether an Apprentice has learned all of the necessary K-S-Bs during their Apprenticeship. Obviously, if they have, then they’re competent. Happy days! However if the Independent End-Point Assessor believes that the apprentice hasn’t hit all of the K-S-Bs, then they fail their EPA because they’re not fully competent yet.

That being said, the apprentice does always get the opportunity to retake the EPA. Because let’s be honest, we all have our off days.

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It’s not necessarily just a case of pass or fail either. This is where the secondary purpose of an End-Point Assessment comes in. As an IEPA, you would be required to grade the apprentice based on their performance in the EPA. The grading scale can change from one apprenticeship to another. However in most cases, the three options are: fail, pass or distinction. You will find some apprenticeships are just pass or fail. Whilst others include ‘merit‘ as a possible type of pass as well. 

So, not only does the EPA confirm that an apprentice is competent, but it also confirms the extent of their competence.


Important to remember…

The Apprentice must do their EPA and must achieve a minimum of a ‘pass’ on every assessment within the EPA. Until they do, they can’t get their Apprenticeship certificate and they won’t technically be seen as ‘occupationally competent’.

And that, ladies and gentleman, is the purpose of EPA.

Where Do I Begin With Setting Up A Training Company?

Where Do I Begin With Setting Up A Training Company?

At Brooks and Kirk, we have over 20 years of experience in running our own Training Provider. It’s quite possible that you’re considering running your own – which is great! Now, your initial thought may be ‘where do I begin with setting up a training company?’ and if it is, you’ve come to the right place! We’re going to use the experience we’ve gained over the years to help you with everything you’ll need to know about starting your own training company, right from the beginning.


What Type of Courses Do I Want To Deliver?

The first thing that you will need to decide about setting up a training company is what type of courses you want to deliver.

If you want to deliver Bespoke Courses (ones that have been written by yourself/your company), then you and your staff are not required to be qualified or have any existing training experience. If this is the route that you want your company to go down, then take a look at our page on Bespoke Courses.

However, if you want to deliver Accredited Courses, then the route you need to go down is very different. It will involve qualified members of staff…


What Qualified Staff Do I Need To Deliver Accredited Courses?

If you want to deliver Accredited Courses, such as BTECs or NVQs, then your company will need to be registered with an awarding body. You may have heard of some popular awarding bodies, such as Pearson Edexcel, or City&Guilds. 

However, before you register with an awarding body, there are a couple of things you will need. In terms of members of staff, you will need an absolute minimum of:

  • 1 Qualified Internal Quality Assurer (IQA)
  • 1 Qualified Assessor

The Internal Quality Assurer

The IQA of your company will be responsible for monitoring your centre’s assessment practices and procedures. Your IQA will be the person who organises visits from Awarding Bodies as mentioned above. One of their main responsibilities will be to internally evaluate, maintain and improve the quality of assessment.

This person will need the Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices.

The Assessor

The Assessor of your company will be responsible for assessing your learners in their place of work and/or their learning environment (whichever one is relevant). This means that they will be able to take your learners through their qualification and ensure that they have the knowledge, skills, and behaviours necessary. 

This person will need the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement.

In any event, the IQA and the Assessor for your company CANNOT be the same person. You may find it beneficial to have more than one Assessor within your company. Especially as the company and the workload expands. It’s also important to note that you as the company owner do not necessarily have to be the IQA.


For more information on delivering Accredited Courses, take a look at our page on Starting Your Own Accredited Training Company.

Preparing Your Apprentice For Their End-Point Assessment

Preparing Your Apprentice For Their End-Point Assessment

If you’re an Assessor with candidates that have their End-Point Assessment coming up, then you’ve come to the right place. The run-up to the End-Point Assessment (EPA) will be the most stressful time for your Apprentice, so they’re going to need all the support and help from you that they can get. To help you out, we’ve written up our top tips for preparing your apprentice for the End-Point Assessment.


What Is The End-Point Assessment?

The EPA is a variety of Assessments that takes place at the end of an Apprenticeship. The Apprentice cannot gain their qualification without passing the EPA. Whilst this sounds pretty straightforward, it’s very stressful for the Apprentice, as their final grade will rely on it. Not only this, but the EPA has to be delivered by an independent registered Apprentice Assessment Organisation (RAAO). In any event, it cannot be delivered by the training provider or employer. This means that all parties have to work together to make sure their Apprentice passes the EPA. Otherwise, the employers will have to pay for retests – and nobody wants that.


How Can I Prepare My Apprentice?

Practice

Make sure that your candidate practices with a variety of Assessments on the run up to their EPA. Each Apprenticeship Standard will have its own Assessment plan for the EPA. The Assessment plan will show which assessment methods need to be used. Therefore, you’ll be able to prepare your candidate with the relevant assessment methods. From the Assessment plan, you’ll know which KSBs (Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours) will be looked at in the EPA. Keeping track of your candidate’s work throughout their Apprenticeship will give you an idea of their strengths and weaknesses. Which brings me to my next tip…

E-Portfolio

An E-Portfolio is an electronic portfolio. With an E-Portfolio, you will be able to track your candidate’s progress online and send assignments via the E-Portfolio system. This makes the whole training process much easier to manage. Not to mention employers can also track their apprentice’s progression throughout the course. By keeping track, employers can ensure their Apprentice isn’t scheduled to sit the EPA before they’re ready. Plus, you’ll also have clear evidence of learning and a full audit trail available at any time. 

Communicate with the Employer

The EPA has completely changed how apprentices are assessed. You’ll have to work closely with employers to make sure your apprentice is ready and has all the KSBs necessary. It is important that everyone is on the same page in regards to the Apprentice’s progress. Communicating with the employer is a key part of preparing your candidate for their EPA. They may be entered in the EPA when they aren’t ready.


Alternatively, if you have any other questions related to the EPA, we wrote a blog on End-Point Assessment FAQ. So have a look there to see if we can answer any questions you might have!

The Top 10 Industries To Work In In 2019

The Top 10 Industries To Work In In 2019

Fancy a career change this year? Fewer than 40% of British people are not happy with their job, and 73% of them are actively looking to change which industry they work in. CV-Library collected lots of data throughout 2018 to find out what exactly it is that candidates want from their career. From this research, they were able to reveal which industries to consider working in, in 2019.


10. Charity

People who work for charities often say that they have a very diverse work environment. As a matter of fact, 91% of them say it! So if your perfect career involves working with such a varied team, working for a charity is definitely the way to go. Plus, there are about 166,000 charities in the UK – so you’ve got plenty to choose from!


9. Care

Care work came 9th on CV-Library’s list of industries to work in, in 2019. This isn’t surprising, as the Care industry is the most popular industry that we train people to become Assessors in. Most people start their career in care from a genuine interest in the welfare of others. Others have started off by caring for a unwell relative. Some have even started as volunteers. An NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care can give you the training you need to become a carer. After completing your training you can continue to move up the care ladder, so there’s lots of room for personal development and improvement in the Care industry. 


8. Construction

Construction is an industry that will continue to flourish and expand as long as there are new buildings. The Government has pledged that there will be 3 million more apprenticeships in construction by 2020, and more than 3/4 of construction workers say they have a good work-life balance. That’s more than any other industry! Seeing your work develop in front of your eyes is one of the most satisfying aspects of working in construction. You are able to watch a building transform and grow into the final product, knowing you have been a part of the process.


7. Education

Whilst the Education sector isn’t the most highly paid, those who work in this sector don’t do it for the money – or for the 6 weeks off during the summer (as nice as that sounds). One of the reasons for becoming a teacher is to impact a community in a meaningful way. The Education industry gives you the most direct ways to make an impact, and if you are driven by the desire to help those around you, being a teacher is an invaluable contribution. Not only that, but 94.6% of education professionals said that they get on with their colleagues, making this the perfect industry if you’re looking to work with a friendly team!


6. Hospitality

Throughout the tough economic times in the UK, the hospitality sector has remained fairly stable. Even though the travel and hospitality sector did take some hits, the industry survived and is still vibrant and flourishing. Plus, it’s often been known that people that work in this industry can get some of the best tips and bonuses. Some tips in high-end hospitality frequently go as high as 20% when the service user has an excellent experience.


5. Design

Careers in design are all about creating things that are eye-catching and grab the audience’s attention. The design industry tends to revolve around a product.  In order to be successful, you must be very creative; you know what looks good, you can come up with new ideas and develop your own style. However, having a creative flair alone is not enough. Working independently as a freelancer in design is really common, but most designers don’t actually work entirely on their own. If you’re working for a design agency, it is essential to develop excellent communication and teamwork skills.


4. IT

Over 20 million British workers use some form of IT every day as part of their job. With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that the IT sector is one of the fastest growing and in-demand industries in the UK. It means that more than 150,000 new entrants are needed each year to satisfy the high demand. Throughout 2018, the IT industry has seen some of the highest salaries across the UK, with advertised pay averaging at £44,060 a year. Crikey.


3. Marketing

Marketing is a growing industry and a vital part of almost every organisation. Technology is constantly advancing, as are the opportunities to market more effectively. So not only could you be involved with new, exciting marketing techniques, but you could also use what you learn to move up within marketing. Plus, over 1/3 of marketers revealed that they travel for work and 62.5% of these people said they make multiple trips a year. This is makes Marketing the ideal industry if you like to travel!


2. Engineering

Professional engineers get to tackle real problems and find the best solutions for them. It demands imaginative and logical thinking. The world changes constantly and engineering does with it.  Every working day as an Engineer is different. Over half of engineers said they truly enjoy their current role, with 41.3% putting their happiness down to the great company culture. Looks like Engineering is the industry that keeps you smiling!


  1. Accounting

The top recommended industry to work in is Accounting. Once they are qualified, chartered accountants can easily be found working in high-level jobs all over the globe. Accountants have the skills that all businesses need, which means they’re constantly in demand. Consequently, Accountants get a chance to earn a pretty penny. With a huge 91.3% of Accountants saying that they get on well with their manager, this is the industry for you if you want a boss you can get on board with.


The best part of all this is that you can become an Assessor in all of these sectors and many, many others! Find out how on our CAVA page…

What’s The Average Salary Of An Assessor?

What’s The Average Salary Of An Assessor?

The Assessor salary can vary, depending on the:

  • Industry
  • Location
  • Employer

Some industries are more popular and pay higher than others. Some locations have a higher wage than others, and some employers will pay more than others. However, that’s part and parcel with any job. Across all industries, locations, and employers, the average salary of an Assessor is £27,000. So let’s narrow this down a little:


Industry

The highest paid Industry in the world of Assessing is Health and Social Care. In the last month (December 18 – January 19), the average Assessor salary in Health and Social Care has risen by 12%, bringing them to £32,500. From our own research, we actually found that Health and Social Care was our most popular industry that we have trained people to become an Assessor in. So, the fact that it has the highest average salary is not something that surprises us.

The industries that also came out with an average of £32,500 was Engineering, Manufacturing, and Construction.

These were followed closely by Education at £27,000; Administration at £25,000 and Catering and Hospitality at £24,000.

Now, this doesn’t mean to say you should drop your Assessing career in Catering to go down the Health and Social Care route. Job prospects change all the time, and the average Assessor salary can get lower as well as higher.

This graph from Reed.co.uk shows how the average salary can vary…

salary 6 mnths

July: £29,843
August: £28,549
September: £28,008
October: £29,434
November: £29,152
December: £29,608

 


Location

It’s no surprise that London holds the number one spot for the highest average Assessor salary in terms of Location. An Assessor working in London will earn an average of £32, 569. The general average salary for someone working in London is £35,072. So the Assessor salary is not far off this mark.

Leeds holds the second highest average Assessor salary at £30,075, followed by Birmingham at £29,764 and Manchester at £29,541


Employer

The most common Employer for Assessor jobs are awarding bodies, such as Pearson and City & Guilds, and training providers. There are also many private companies who will look to hire Assessors for their own business needs, such as ‘Direct Care’ who hire a number of Health and Social Care Assessors to help people through their qualifications throughout the UK.

Each salary will be at each individual company’s discrepancy. 


We’d just like to point out that this is all factually correct as of January 2019, but as with any sector things can change!

Getting Back To Work After Christmas

Getting Back To Work After Christmas

If you’re lucky, you’ve spent the last two weeks doing nothing except consuming a lot of food and drink and browse the sales. But we’ve all got to face it now; Christmas is over. Whether you’ve started working again this week or are waiting for Monday morning to come around, there’s nothing easy about that first day back at work after Christmas. In fact, there’s nothing easy about the first week back.

Aaaaand now we’re back in the real world.


The First Morning

That first day back at work when you wake up and it’s still dark and feels like the middle of the night can throw us out of sync. All the jollies of Christmas are over, and that alone is enough to put a downer on your mood. But now your alarm is going off every 10 minutes, and no matter how many times you hit snooze, you do have to get out of your duvet cocoon and go to work.

So you force yourself to get in the shower, and you’re stood there thinking about all the nice things you could do if you had just one more day off. Like getting back into your comfy clothes, finishing off all the Christmas leftovers and sweets. You make a mental note to remind yourself to get a lottery ticket. It’s a morning of very wishful thinking.

After getting out the shower and sitting in your towel for the absolute maximum time possible, you decide it would be a good idea to get dressed. You immediately regret this when you can’t do the top button up on your trousers. You act shocked despite knowing how much food you have eaten for the past two weeks, and how much mulled wine you’ve guzzled. Oh dear.

Just to top your morning off, your drive to work is pleasantly quiet. At least something is going right! Until you suddenly realise, that the reason the roads are so quiet is that everyone except for you is still in bed.

Right, STOP. Now is the time to stop wallowing in pity and realise that you cannot possibly spend the rest of your days eating endless tubes of Pringles whilst watching film after film. Time to prepare for what’s ahead.


Time To Focus

Focus on the year and opportunities ahead, and remind yourself why you enjoy your job!

Plan It Out

If you thought ahead and knew you would feel like this in January, now’s a good time to look at that ‘To-Do’ list you made back in December. However, if you didn’t make one, this situation is still salvageable. Think about the day ahead and what you need to do. If you’re at a complete loss, a good starting point is to check your work emails. Reply to all necessary messages and clean your inbox up. Decide on a few things you want to achieve before the week is out. Take time to make a list to help manage the priorities for the days ahead.

Now take a look at your diary, and see what you’ve got planned for the month ahead. Have you got any scheduled visits to learners, or do you still need to pencil some in? Plan your visits now, and then everything else can work around this accordingly.

Change It Up

It is a brand new year after all, so why not treat yourself to a bit of a change around. This could be as simple as changing your computer screen background, putting some new photos up or buying some new stationary to use. It’s surprising, but, such a little change can actually give you the positivity and motivation that you need.

Push yourself a little bit further than you think you can possibly go, but don’t take ‘changing it up’ as a way to reinvent yourself. This is especially the case if your change is a diet. Massive crash-diet weight loss programmes are more often than not doomed to fail. Just take the new year as an opportunity to better something about yourself. Anything!

Reflect On The Festive Period 

As mentioned before, we can all too easily get caught up in the negative mindset of ‘I need another week off, there are still things I want and need to do before I go back to work!’  To rid yourself of this damaging mood, take a moment to reflect on what you did and enjoyed over Christmas.  This will make you feel more grateful for, and appreciate your time off.

Talk To Colleagues

Once everyone has got back into ‘work mode’ and dealt with their urgent tasks, organise a catch-up meeting.  This will help you to understand your colleagues’ aspirations for work this year and if necessary, help you to delegate more effectively with what they wish to achieve. You can all support each other, and you’re always happy to support them when they take time off. So take this opportunity to make sure everyone is on the same wavelength! 


Remember that everyone is in the same boat. Some people even went back to work earlier than you. Only Santa can get away without making a to-do list until next December rolls around!

Who Does The End-Point Assessment Affect?

Who Does The End-Point Assessment Affect?

About a month ago, we created an End-Point Assessment FAQ blog to answer the most popular questions relevant to the EPA. Something we didn’t include in this post was ‘Who Does The End-Point Assessment Affect?’. That’s because we felt that this question needed a whole different post of its own! So; here’s your answer.


Employers

The first group that the EPA effects, is Employers. They will have to work very closely with their chosen training provider. This is so that they can monitor the progression of their apprentices. If the learners are not prepared for the EPA and therefore fail, employers may be charged extra for retakes. This then means that the employer will need to negotiate re-sit fees with their EPA provider.

By using a digital e-portfolio, employers are able to track their learners’ progression throughout their course. If the employer is keeping track of the progression, they can ensure that they’re not scheduled to sit the EPA before they are ready.


Learners

The second group is an obvious one; the learners. A common reason for apprentices to choose vocational training instead of an academic course is because it matches their practical strengths. Now the EPA is mandatory for every apprenticeship, there’s a chance that learners may struggle to pass their course. In reality, people may actually be discouraged from applying for the apprenticeship in the first place for this reason.

On the other hand, other learners may actually become motivated by the grading system in place. It may encourage them to work hard to achieve their desired grade – whether that be pass, merit, or distinction.


Training Providers

Last but not least, the EPA will effect Training Providers. They will now have to collaborate with the EPA provider to make sure that their delivery matches the assessment plan. The assessment plan is outlined in the standard.


If you’ve got more questions, take a look at our EPA FAQ blog (linked above)!