Why On-Programme Assessors Need To Know About EPA
End-Point Assessment is a huge part of the Apprenticeship and Assessing worlds. You may think that as you don’t want to be an End-Point Assessor, you don’t need to know about it. We believe otherwise. Any Assessor – including On-Programme Assessors – involved with Apprenticeships, in any way, need to know as much as possible about EPA.
As an On-Programme Assessor, it’s best you know about End-Point Assessment. Whilst you won’t be taking your Apprentice through their actual EPA, you still need to have as much knowledge as possible about it. Your Apprentice will likely have a lot of questions about the EPA and you need to be able to support them and answer these questions.
Your candidates that are going through their Apprenticeships may also find it beneficial to have Mock End-Point Assessments. There’s no issue with the Mock EPA being conducted by yourself as the On-Programme Assessor; but it is obviously vital that you have the correct, up-to-date knowledge in order to prepare them efficiently.
It would be especially beneficial for you to have EPA Knowledge if the company you are working for is on the register of End-Point Assessment Organisations. If this is the case, you need to know your stuff. Plus you never know; your employer might give you the opportunity to carry out an EPA – and it might be something you want to carry on doing.
On the whole, it definitely doesn’t hurt to have the knowledge. It can open doors to many other opportunities in your career.
How Can I Gain The Knowledge?
Now, the number one way we would recommend to get to grips with End-Point Assessment is our EPA qualification. It doesn’t matter how much or how little experience you have in assessment; if you agree that having End-Point Assessment knowledge would benefit you, this qualification is perfect for you. We designed our comprehensive course to give anyone the opportunity to learn all there is to know about EPA and put EPA skills into practice. Oh and best of all – it’s all online. So there’s no work you need to do prior to or after attending. Phew.
For any further questions you may have about End-Point Assessment, please take a look at our EPA Knowledgebase Page.
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.