End Point Assessment

Next Level Training alongside the learner and employer, will choose the end point assessment organisation (EPAO), dedicated to deliver the end point assessment (EPA).

The Next Level Training team will support you in upskilling your knowledge to meet the EPA elements required. This will be of a high quality with flexible training and outstanding resources to help you progress.

Learners will be graded on different areas, dependant on the apprenticeship standard they are working towards, please refer to the individual standard brochure for more details

Our dedicated tutor team will help guide and observe learners carrying out specified tasks as set out in the assessment plan. Oral questioning and where applicable online tests, will also support your knowledge and understanding. The learner will be graded at a pass, merit or distinction level depending on performance at the EPA.

What is an End Point Assessment? End Point Assessment (EPA) is the name given to the final assessment for a learner to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and behaviours to meet their role requirements.

These assessments take place, once agreed with all parties, at the end of an apprenticeship, following a period of training and development often referred to as the ‘on-programme’ training period.

How does an End Point Assessment work? When a learner reaches the end of their training, the employer (supported by the training provider) will make the decision on whether or not the leaner is ready to take the EPA – this decision process or stage is known as the “gateway”.

Who conducts the End point assessment? Only an approved End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) can conduct an EPA, our preferred EPAOs are City & Guilds and ILM. As the training provider, we would make all the necessary arrangements with the EPAO.