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.
On Demand Test
- 2 hour (including 30 minutes reading time) on-demand, multiple choice test
- 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.
- 4 hour 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.
Business Project (not applicable to enrolments prior to 07/01/2019)
- The apprentice will produce a project based on an opportunity/challenge/idea to make an improvement to the business, e.g. efficiency, improved ways of working, reducing wastage
- The apprentice will plan, research and submit the 2000-5000 word project to their employer and the independent end-point assessor
- The apprentice will present the project to the independent assessor and the employer in a formal 30 minute presentation with a question and answer session.
- A structured, 90 minute 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 will be 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.