Where can I find information on End-Point Assessments?
No two End-Point Assessments are the same. Each End-Point Assessment has their differences, depending on their level and their sector. What every Apprenticeship does have, is two vital documents. You may have heard of the ‘Apprenticeship Standard’ or the ‘Assessment Plan’. In order to find out what the requirements are and what’s involved for specific EPAs, you’ll need to know what those documents are.
Where can I find information on specific End-Point Assessments?
- The Apprenticeship Standard
- The Assessment Plan
The EPA Assessment Plan is completely different to any other. It is not like the regular assessment plan you may have created during your time as an Assessor. We’ll go more into this shortly, but first, we’ll explain what an Apprenticeship Standard is.
What is an Apprenticeship Standard?
An Apprenticeship Standard contains all of the Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours (KSBs) the Apprentice needs to have met during their Apprenticeship. It will also state;
- The duration of the Apprenticeship;
- The level of the Apprenticeship;
- Any qualifications needed beforehand; for example, Maths and English;
- And also any career progression opportunities.
Here’s an example of the Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standards.
The Apprenticeship Standards are used to create the EPA Assessment Plan.
What is an EPA Assessment Plan?
Equally important, the EPA Assessment Plan is the document that works as a specification for an End-Point Assessment.
Some would say it’s like a guide for the End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) to use. It shows the assessments they need to carry out with their Apprentice during the EPA. However, you as the End-Point Assessor would not create this document; it is created by an Awarding Body. Therefore, this why we mentioned previously about the EPA Assessment Plans being completely different.
Going back to the lines of Business Administration for an example; specifically the Level 3 Assessment Plan. It includes a Knowledge Test, a Portfolio-based Interview, and a Project Presentation. Furthermore, the Assessment Plan will include all the details on how long should be spent on each assessment method; what KSBs each method is evidencing; and the grading scale.
Above all, the Apprentice must pass each assessment that has been set in the assessment plan, in order to become qualified.
Becoming an End-Point Assessor
If you want to become an End-Point Assessor, then we would recommend enrolling on to our End-Point Assessor course bundle. Alternatively, if you already hold a valid assessor qualification, then we would recommend our online EPA CPD course. If you have any questions, please get in touch on 01205 805155 or email us at email@example.com.
Other EPA blogs in this series:
- What is End-Point Assessment?
- The Purpose of End-Point Assessment – What is it?
- What can an End-Point Assessor assess?
- What does an End-Point Assessment involve?
- How do I find an End-Point Assessment plan?
- What do I need to become an Independent End-Point Assessor?
- Who do End-Point Assessors work for?
- Who are End-Point Assessment Organisations?
- How can I find End-Point Assessment Organisations?
Steve is a Chartered Manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
He provides Educational Consultancy to the 19+ sector as well as being an Assessor, IQA, EPA and Digital Marketing Professional. When not doing any of these he finds time, every now and then, to write blogs and articles.