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

  • 90 minute (including 30 minutes reading time) on-demand test
  • 45 multiple-choice questions
  • 70% must be achieved to gain a pass
  • 85% must be achieved to gain a distinction
  • Scenario-based questions covering a range of knowledge across the standard
  • Externally set and marked by the assessment organisation
  • Undertaken either on the employer’s premises or off-site under controlled conditions.

Practical Observation

  • 4-hour (+/-10%) observation of the apprentice in the working environment
  • Time may be split to cover preparation and service
  • Shows apprentice covering a range of tasks in their specialist function
  • Verbal questioning permitted (on completion of the activity, within the allocated time) to clarify observations.

Professional Discussion

  • A structured, 60-minute (+/-10%) discussion between the apprentice and their independent end-point assessor
  • Covering key areas of the standard, the apprenticeship training experience and skills and knowledge acquired during the programme
  • The discussion is led by the independent assessor and the agenda will be communicated in advance
  • The line manager may be, but is not 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