Maximum Funding



12 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.

On Demand Test

  • 60 minutes on-demand, multiple choice test
  • Scenario-based questions, usually completed on-screen
  • Available grades for the test are pass or fail
  • Externally set and marked by the assessment organisation
  • Undertaken either on the employer’s premises or off site under controlled conditions.
  • Test will cover all knowledge areas of the standard

Retail Business Project

  • Based on an opportunity, problem, challenge or idea within the workplace
  • Proposal developed during the on-programme phase of the apprenticeship and outlined at the initial planning meeting with the end-point assessor
  • Project completed during the 12 week assessment window and presented to the end-point assessor
  • Supplementary evidence provided to the end-point assessor 5 days prior to the presentation
  • 30 minute presentation including question and answer session
  • The apprentice must perform to distinction level in the retail business project in order to achieve an overall distinction grade for the apprenticeship.

Professional Discussion

  • A structured, 60 minute discussion between the apprentice and their independent end-point assessor
  • Focusing on how the apprentice has demonstrated their performance during the apprenticeship and their overall achievement of the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the standard
  • The discussion will be led by the independent assessor and the agenda will be communicated in advance
  • The line manager is required to be present during the discussion.
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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