End-Point Assessment is made up of a number of assessment elements which you must pass in order to complete your apprenticeship.

Depending on the apprenticeship you are undertaking, there are different elements which you will need to pass which are designed to ensure you are meeting all the required knowledge, behaviour and skill-based criteria as set out in the standard.

The rules surrounding each of the core assessment elements differ from standard to standard so we would advise you to read through the relevant assessment breakdown through each of our standard specific pages. *LINK TO Standards*

The EPA must be delivered by an independent Registered Apprentice Assessment Organisation (RAAO), not the training provider or employer, so all parties have to work together to make sure their apprentice passes the EPA.

The steps to reaching your End-point Assessment

The steps below show the process and what is involved in reaching your End-point Assessment.

Start your apprenticeship

You will start your apprenticeship with your employer and be supported by your training provider.

Initial assessment

You will have your assessments with your training provider. The results of these assessments will help them to plan how to progress with your learning.

On programme learning

You will complete various diploma units with your training provider, throughout the apprenticeship.

Assessment gateway

Your employer and training provider will agree when you are ready, and have achieved what is required, to proceed to your End-point Assessment.

End-point Assessment

You will sit your End-point Assessment which will consist of:

  • Vocational Competence Observation (VCO)
  • Professional Practice Test (PPT)
  • Professional Discussion (PD)

Gateway Evidence and your End-point Assessment

Once you are ready to undertake your End-point Assessment, your training provider will contact the School and send us your Gateway Evidence. The steps we will take to make sure you are ready to proceed with your End-point Assessment are below:

Infographic explaining what the School will do once they receive Gateway Evidence and EPA request.

Fig. What happens once we receive an EPA request?