ST0120 v1.1

Maximum Funding



15 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.

Project Report with Presentation, Questions, and Answers

  • 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 can be based on a specific problem, a recurring issue, an idea or opportunity, the implementation of new applications or systems, proposed changes to operating procedures, or system monitoring.
  • The project is submitted as a 1500 word written report (+/- 10%) and the apprentice has 4 weeks to complete and submit the report.
  • The apprentice will present their project to the independent assessor followed by a question and answer session combining for a total assessment time of 45 minutes. The presentation will typically last for 15 minutes, followed by the apprentice being asked a minimum of 8 questions about their project report and presentation, typically lasting for 30 minutes.
  • This method of assessment has fail, pass and distinction grades.
  • Webinar or video conferencing software can be used for the assessment.

Professional Discussion underpinned by a Portfolio of Evidence

  • The underpinning portfolio is completed during the on-programme period of the apprenticeship and must be submitted to PAL at Gateway.
  • 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) and the apprentice will be asked a minimum of 12 questions.
  • The portfolio of evidence must be present during the discussion and apprentices will be expected to draw on its contents.
  • The professional discussion as fail, pass and distinction grades.
  • Webinar or video conferencing software can be used for this method of assessment.

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