The published price represents our maximum charge (excluding reassessment) for each apprentice. Please get in touch to discuss where discounts might be available and where PAL can add value.

In accordance with ESFA conditions for end-point assessment organisations, PAL’s EPA fees are not more than 20% of the funding band maximum for the standard, and are also guided by any relevant affordability criteria in the assessment plan.

Standard Total EPA Fee (excluding reassessment)
Commis Chef  STO228 £1300
Hospitality Team Member  STO233 £800
Hospitality Supervisor  STO230 £800
Chef de Partie  STO227 £1600
Senior Culinary Chef  STO864 £1800
Production Chef  STO589 £800
Senior Production Chef  STO232 £800
Hospitality Manager  STO229 £1100
Team Leader or Supervisor  STO384 £800
Operations or Departmental Manager  STO375 £1250
Event Assistant  STO168 £900 (remote PD)
Retailer  STO327 £650
Retail Team Leader  STO326 £750
Retail Manager  STO325 £900
Adult Care Worker  STO005 £600 (remote PD)
Lead Adult Care Worker  STO006 £600 (remote PD)
Business Administrator  STO070 £750
Healthcare Cleaning Operative  STO843 £800
Lead Practitioner in Adult Care  STO007 £1000
Leader in Adult Care  STO008 £1000
Bicycle Mechanic  STO622 £1100

Charges include the cost of travel, administration of the assessment service, assessment planning, and assessment guidance and resources.

Where non-levy Employer contribution is the source of funding, VAT will be applied to that portion of the fee only. Otherwise, the stated charges include all taxes and shall be payable against submission of invoices from the Assessment Organisation.

Fee Schedule

The full EPA fee will be invoiced to the lead training provider when the Gateway/EPA referral is made and is non-refundable. Invoices are payable thirty days from receipt.

Additional Fees

Additional fees may be incurred which fall outside the scope of the Total EPA Fee, as summarised below.

Reassessment Fees

Incurred where one or more failed assessment components need to be resat or retaken.

All Standards 1st Reassessment Subsequent Reassessments
Each Component Reassessed £150 £150

Cancellation Fees

Incurred where insufficient notice is given to cancel or reschedule a planned assessment, or cancel a registration.

Cancelled Planned Assessment Components Less than 7 Days’ Notice More than 7 Days’ Notice
Each cancelled assessment components £150 £50
Cancelled EPA Registrations 8 Weeks or Less More than 8 Weeks
Cancelled/withdrawn EPA registrations £100 No fee
Reschedule of EPA Date (pre-gateway)
Change to EPA Date by more than 30 days £100


Incurred where a formal assessment decision appeal is made by, or on behalf of the apprentice.

Standard/ Product All Appeals
Each Formal Appeal Investigation £150

The Training Organisation is responsible for the payment of additional fees.