Maximum Funding



24 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 5 apprentices are required to achieve Level 2 English and maths.

Professional Discussion underpinned by a Portfolio

  • The underpinning portfolio is completed during the on-programme period of the apprenticeship and must be submitted to PAL at Gateway.
  • The portfolio must contain ‘real’ work evidence and be mapped to each of the knowledge, skills, and behaviours (KSBs) that will be assessed by the professional discussion.
  • The portfolio will typically contain 8 pieces of evidence in total. The evidence should be qualitative as opposed to quantitative and each piece of evidence is likely to demonstrate more than one knowledge, skill and/or behaviour (KSB).
  • The independent assessor will review the portfolio and use it to identify areas for the professional discussion – it is not directly assessed.
  • The professional discussion must last for 60 minutes (+/- 10% at the independent assessor’s discretion).
  • The apprentice will be asked a minimum of 8 questions during the professional discussion.
  • This method of assessment has fail, pass and distinction grades.

Project with Presentation, and Questioning

  • This method of assessment has 2 components:
    • Component 1 – Project with a project output.
    • Component 2 – Presentation with questions.
  • The project can only be started once the apprentice has passed through Gateway.
  • It will address a digital learning designer task tailored to the organisational requirements of the apprentice’s employer which reflects the normal working practices within the role.
  • The project is submitted as a 5000 word written report (+/- 10%) AND a final product output that is equivalent to a minimum of 15 minutes learning time for the end user.
  • The apprentice will present their project to the independent assessor followed by a questioning session with a minimum of 8 questions, with a total assessment time of 60 minutes.
  • This method of assessment has fail, pass and distinction grades.

Available Resources

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