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 (or Higher) apprentices are required to achieve Level 2 English and maths.

Knowledge Test

  • The test will comprise of 30 multiple choice questions.
  • Apprentices will have 55 minutes to complete the test.
  • The test is closed book (apprentices cannot refer to reference books/materials).
  • Set and marked by the end-point assessment organisation.
  • The test is graded fail, pass or distinction.
  • Undertaken either off-site using remote assessment where appropriate, or on the employer’s premises.

Simulated Scenario

  • Apprentice will be required to demonstrate skills, competence, and behaviour in their job role. Due to the highly sensitive nature of the business, this assessment method will be via a simulated scenario.
  • The independent assessor will select two scenarios from a bank created by PAL.
  • Apprentice will have 20 minutes per scenario to plan out their verbal response, followed by 5 minutes to present their response to the independent assessor.
  • The independent assessor will have 5 minutes at the end of each response to ask follow up questions.
  • The scenarios will test behavioural, analytical and decision-making skills for the areas of team leadership, customer engagement and business development.
  • The simulated scenario has fail, pass and distinction grades.

Professional Discussion

  • The professional discussion must last for 75 minutes (+10% at the independent assessor’s discretion).
  • The independent assessor will ask the apprentice a minimum of 10 competency based questions.
  • The professional discussion has fail, pass and distinction grades.
  • Webinar or video conferencing software can be used for this 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