Maximum Funding



12 months



EPA Price*


External Quality Assurance Body


*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 2 apprentices are required to achieve Level 1 English and maths.

Apprentice Showcase

  • The apprentice will select appropriate evidence from the on-programme portfolio to demonstrate the minimum requirements for this method of assessment and to meet the brief.
  • The apprentice will present their showcase to an independent assessor to provide an opportunity for them to interview the apprentice and delve deeper into the learning and experience.
  • The apprentice showcase is graded fail, pass or distinction.
  • Webinar or video conferencing software can be used for the assessment.

Practical Observation

  • The observation involves an independent assessor observing an apprentice undertaking a range of day-to-day workplace activities to allow them to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and behaviours through naturally occurring evidence.
  • The assessment will last a minimum of 1 hour and a maximum of 90 minutes.
  • Each situation within the observation will be different, but it is mandatory that the observation covers as a minimum:
    • presentation
    • equality
    • interpersonal skills
    • communication
    • personal organisation.
  • The observation is graded fail, pass or distinction.

Professional Discussion

  • The professional discussion must last for a maximum of 60 minutes.
  • The professional discussion is graded fail, pass or distinction.
  • Webinar or video conferencing software can be used for the assessment.
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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