ST0239 AP01

Maximum Funding



18 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.

Consultative Project

  • The project can only be started once the apprentice has passed through Gateway and will take a maximum of 3 months to complete and submit. The project scope must be signed off by the independent assessor at the start of the end-point assessment.
  • It can be based on a situation where the apprentice has successfully worked with a customer to deliver a specific piece(s) of HR advice or provide an HR solution(s) for them. A more detailed brief for the Consultative Project will be provided by PAL.
  • The project is submitted as a 3000 word written report (+/- 10%).
  • This method of assessment has fail, pass and distinction grades.

Professional Discussion

  • The professional discussion must last for between 60 and 75 minutes.
  • The apprentice will be asked between 13 and 16 questions.
  • The discussion will focus on the skills and behaviours specified in Appendix 1 of the Assessment Plan, together will any knowledge and skills components that have not been covered in the Consultative Project.
  • 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