Unlike traditional NVQ assessor positions, if you want to find End-Point Assessor jobs, you can’t just go to any old college or training provider. Instead, you will need to go to specialist organisations that have been approved to deliver End-Point Assessments…
Who do End-Point Assessors work for?
At this moment in time, there are organisations all over the UK that are offering End-Point Assessor jobs; from professional bodies, to awarding bodies, to training providers. But they do all have one ‘name’ in common…
End-Point Assessment Organisations (EPAOs). EPAOs have all gone through the government’s application process and have been approved to offer End-Point Assessments.
These organisations can vary significantly; both in terms of the amount of apprenticeships they are approved to offer and their geographical coverage. So if you’re in the market for End-Point Assessor jobs, you need to find EPAOs that:
- Are approved to facilitate EPAs in apprenticeship standard(s) you are competent in;
- Will take on apprentices in geographical areas you can cover.
Less is More
I can guarantee you that there isn’t as many EPAOs as you may think there is as well. As of 1st August 2019, there were 245 approved End-Point Assessment Organisations. When you consider that between them, they need to cover every single apprenticeship standard across the country… 245 isn’t a massive number.
But in the long term, having a relatively small amount of End-Point Assessment Organisations will make it easier to standardise End-Point Assessment across the board. So in fact, in many ways ‘less is more’ when it comes to End-Point Assessment Organisations.
Tell me more about EPAOs
So, now you know who Independent End-Point Assessors work for, what’s next? Well, it all depends on what you are looking for now…
For those of you who want to learn more about EPAOs, take a look at who End-Point Assessment Organisations are and what they do.
Alternatively, if you are job hungry, here’s how to find End-Point Assessment Organisations.