Maximum Funding



18 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.

Qualifications and On-programme Assessment

In order to reach end-point assessment, apprentices will need to be supported through their on-programme learning by the employer and training organisation in the following elements:

  • Passed Paediatric First Aid or Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • English and mathematics qualifications in line with the apprenticeship funding rules
  • Building a portfolio of evidence to support end-point assessment

Observation with questioning

  • In the observation with questions, an independent assessor observes the apprentice in their workplace and asks questions. The apprentice completes their day-to-day duties under normal working conditions. Simulation is not allowed. It gives the apprentice the opportunity to demonstrate the KSBs mapped to this assessment method.
  • The observation with questioning must take 1 hour 20 minutes (+10% at the independent assessor’s discretion). The observation with questioning must take place in person.
  • The observation has fail, pass and distinction grades.

Professional Discussion underpinned by a Portfolio of Evidence

  • The independent assessor will review the portfolio of evidence and use it to identify areas for the professional discussion – it is not directly assessed.
  • The professional discussion must last 90 minutes (+10% at the independent assessor’s discretion).
  • The portfolio of evidence must be present during the discussion and apprentices will be expected to draw on its contents.
  • The professional discussion has fail, pass and distinction grades.
  • 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