Maximum Funding



12 months



EPA Price*


External Quality Assurance Body


*   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.

Presentation with Questions and Answers

The presentation assesses the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprentice across a range of the standard requirements.

● The presentation will be prepared and delivered by the apprentice based on a topic provided by the EPAO post gateway
● The apprentice will have 2 weeks once the title has been set to prepare and submit their presentation to the EPAO. The presentation will occur following submission, and within 4 weeks, of the title being set
● Questions and answers with the end-point assessor will follow the presentation. The total assessment time is 50 minutes
● Webinar or video conferencing software can be used for the assessment.

Professional Discussion Underpinned by a Portfolio of Evidence

The professional discussion assesses the apprentice’s occupational competence and allows them to explore their own practices and experiences.

● The underpinning portfolio of evidence must be submitted to the EPAO at the gateway
● The end-point assessor will review the portfolio of evidence and use it to identify discussion areas – it is not directly assessed
● The professional discussion assessment time is 60 minutes
● Webinar or video conferencing software can be used for the assessment.

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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