Maximum Funding



12-18 months



EPA Price*


EQA Provider


*  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

English and maths

Before an apprentice can progress to End-point Assessment, they must have achieved the relevant level of English and maths, as per the requirements of the apprenticeship standard.

Level 3  apprentices are required to achieve Level 2 English and maths.

Knowledge Test

  • 60 minute, 50 question on-demand test multiple-choice test
  • Externally set and marked by the assessment organisation
  • Undertaken either on the employer’s premises or off-site using remote assessment where appropriate

The test focuses on non-organisation specific knowledge outlined in the apprenticeship standard such as regulations and laws, business fundamentals and project management principles.

Portfolio-based Interview

  • The portfolio must contain a minimum of 8-12 pages of evidence (or equivalent), to cover the standards. This evidence can be a combination of product evidence, testimonies, peer reports, apprentice reports, on-programme observations, professional discussions and recorded Q&As. There must be one observation/evaluation from the employer
  • The portfolio should be submitted to the end-point assessment organisation 1 month before the interview. The portfolio is not directly assessed, the content is used to plan the interview
  • The portfolio-based interview time is 30-45 minutes
  • The interview focuses on the purpose of the organisation and value of the apprentice’s role, quality in producing records or documents, and professional behaviours, including respect and personal qualities.

Project and Presentation

● The project is completed from month 9 of the apprenticeship whilst the apprentice is on-programme. The employer and training provider are responsible for supporting the apprentice with the selected project
● The project must be completed before end-point assessment commences and ideally submitted to the EPAO at the gateway meeting
● The assessment plan notes the project can be based on either a project the apprentice has worked on (that is taken an active role and ideally led the project) or a process they have improved
● The project presentation will be a presentation delivered by the apprentice to the independent end-point assessor
● Following the submission of the project, and prior to the presentation, the end-point assessor will provide the apprentice with a question to answer in the presentation
● The presentation will last between 15-30 minutes with the time divided equally between the presentation and the question and answer section
● The presentation will be recorded. It is expected that the apprentice produces it using Microsoft Office PowerPoint or Prezi to demonstrate their IT skills
● The presentation focuses on following knowledge, skills and behaviours: planning and organisation, project management, demonstrating quality standards, decision making and prioritising. Evidencing these skills in the presentation is coupled with effective communication in delivery.

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How to engage with PAL.

Engaging with PAL couldn’t be easier. Simply contact us at 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.

View the EPA Process Here:

EPA Process