Standard
Code

STO622/AP01

Maximum Funding

£7000

Typical
Duration

18 months (not including EPA period)

Level

2

Standard
EPA Price*

£1100

EQA Provider

Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

*This price represents our maximum charge for the standard EPA (excluding reassessment). Please get in touch to discuss potential discounts and added value.

End-point Assessment Requirements

Functional Skills

Before an apprentice can progress to End-point Assessment, they must have achieved the relevant Functional Skills qualifications (or their equivalents). These are English, maths and (where applicable) ICT.

Level 2 apprentices are required to achieve Level 1 Functional Skills qualifications (or equivalent) and attempt Level 2 Functional Skills assessments both English and maths.

Level 3 (or Higher) apprentices are required to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications (or equivalent) in both English and maths.

Practical Demonstration

The practical demonstration must be conducted in a realistic work environment and will comprise of three mandatory tasks:
1. Strip, repair and rebuild a bicycle. The time duration for this task is a maximum of 3 hours (+10% at the EPA’s discretion). To achieve a distinction, the apprentice must
complete the task within 2 hours.  The bike must require 3 repairs which the apprentice must identify and rectify. The EPA will ask the apprentice 10 questions during the task
2. Build a new wheel. The time duration for this task is a maximum of 2 hours (+10% at the EPA’s discretion). To achieve a distinction, the apprentice must complete the task within 90 minutes. The EPA will ask the apprentice 5 questions during the task
3. Dealing with a customer. The time allowed for this task is 15 minutes and will be followed by 5 minutes for 2 questions from the EPA

All 3 tasks must be completed on the same day. To achieve an overall distinction, the apprentice must achieve a distinction in the practical demonstration.

Interview Underpinned by a Portfolio of Evidence

The interview focusses on the apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviours relating to hydraulics, suspension, electronic gears, use of information technology, ordering of parts, teamwork and receiving and providing feedback.

● The underpinning portfolio of evidence is completed during the on-programme period of the apprenticeship and must be submitted to the EPAO at the gateway
● The portfolio must contain a minimum of 2 pieces of evidence related and mapped to each of the knowledge, skills, and behaviours (KSBs) that will be assessed by the interview
● The portfolio could contain job cards, quotes and costings, purchase orders/order forms, photographic records, screenshots, video clips, handover records, product evidence, employer/customer feedback or complaint records
● The portfolio cannot contain any methods of self-assessment or witness testimonies
● The end-point assessor will review the portfolio and use it to identify areas for the interview – it is not directly assessed
● The interview must last 45 minutes (+10% at the EPA’s discretion)
● The apprentice will be asked 10 open questions plus follow up questions to clarify evidence and probe further if required
● The portfolio of evidence must be present during the discussion and the apprentice must refer to, and draw on,
its contents
● Webinar or video conferencing software can be used for the assessment.

Knowledge Test

● The test will be comprised of 30 multiple-choice questions
● The apprentice will have 60 minutes to complete the test
● ‘Closed book’ test (the apprentice cannot refer to reference books/materials)
● Externally set and marked by the assessment organisation
● Undertaken either on the employer’s premises or off-site using remote assessment where appropriate
● The pass mark for the test is 20 and above out of 30.

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Available Resources

  • Training provider resource library
  • EPA Specification (coming soon)
  • Apprentice Get Ready Guide

How to engage with PAL.

Engaging with PAL couldn’t be easier. Simply contact us at info@professionalassessment.co.uk or on 0800 1601899. Our senior team will contact you to find out about your requirements in more detail and discuss how we might need to adapt our approach to meet your needs. Once you are happy that PAL is the right fit for your programme, we set up your account, share our library of resources and support you to register your apprentices. You can then rest assured that you have a dedicated team on hand to guide you through your EPA journey and provide a responsive service when your apprentices are ready to be assessed.

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