End-point Assessment Requirements
Before an apprentice can progress to End-point Assessment, they must have achieved the relevant Functional Skills qualifications (or their equivalents). These are English, maths and (where applicable) ICT.
Level 2 apprentices are required to achieve Level 1 Functional Skills qualifications (or equivalent) and attempt Level 2 Functional Skills assessments both English and maths.
Level 3 (or Higher) apprentices are required to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications (or equivalent) in both English and maths.
Portfolio of Evidence
The Portfolio will contain evidence produced by the apprentice through real work activity. This should be built up over the course of the programme and contain the following types of evidence:
- A minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 pieces of performance review information and feedback from line managers and peers
- At least one documented project, or a number of smaller projects
- A learning journal/diary including regular updates.
This is a work based project or practical case study, completed within the 3 month end-point assessment window, that contains activity completed in the job role, such as the apprentice supporting a real event or pitch. The Project will comprise 2,000 – 5,000 words and should demonstrate how the apprentice has:
- Responded to commission and brief from a client
- Contributed to reports, event project plans and written presentations for clients
- Considered and planned event related logistics
- Liaised with event suppliers to combine and contribute to deliver an event
- Worked and collaborated with the on-site team at an event to ensure that the client’s and all the needs of all delegates are met.
- A structured discussion between the apprentice and their independent end-point assessor, lasting up to 60 minutes
- Reviews the project, evaluates particular aspects of the portfolio and addresses any parts of the standard that haven’t been covered elsewhere
- Explores the developmental journey of the apprentice
- The line manager or an employer representative is required to be present during the discussion
- The line manager or employer representative may actively ask questions, providing that they are submitted to, and approved by, the assessor/EPAO prior to the discussion.
- Training provider resource library
- EPA Specification
- Apprentice Get Ready Guide
How to engage with PAL.
Engaging with PAL couldn’t be easier. Simply contact us at email@example.com 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.