End Point Assessment 2019-09-19T10:51:10+00:00

End Point Assessment

Elite Schools Programmes / Elite Training Services is on the Education and Skills Funding Agency register for apprenticeship assessment organisations

We are currently approved to deliver End Point Assessment (EPA) for the following new Apprenticeship Standards:

  • Level 2 Community Activator
  • Level 3 Community Sport and Health Officer
  • Level Personal Trainer
  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant (Pending)
  • Level 3 Sporting Excellence (Pending)

Elite is developing a portfolio of support materials and resources which will be available to all customers across all of the standards for which we are approved to deliver EPA services.

WHAT IS END-POINT ASSESSMENT?:

This new Apprenticeship assessment occurs at the end of a minimum period of training as an apprentice – typically 12 months. The employer, the training provider and the EPA organisation will decide whether the apprentice is ready to be tested.

  • The assessment is ‘synoptic’, which means it takes an overview of the apprentices’ competence
  • It consists of a number of different types of external assessment, typically:
    • Panel Interview
    • Professional discussions and Presentations
    • Observation of the apprenticeship at work
    • Written project work
  • Employers who have developed the apprenticeship standard will determine how to test for occupational competence within their industry
  • Each different type of apprenticeship, defined by occupation, will have a specific set of assessments which have to be passed to achieve a certificate
  • An ‘assessment plan’ is published for each one which contains all the details of the testing required to achieve a certificate
  • Some assessments are graded; e.g. pass, merit and distinction

HOW DOES EPA FIT INTO THE NEW APPRENTICESHIP STANDARDS?:

The employer and training provider will choose a Registered Apprenticeship Assessment Organisation to work with: (see below)

  • For all apprenticeships, a set period of training will need to be finished before the assessment begins – a minimum of 12 months or longer
  • Training providers and/or employers will need to ensure that their learners are ready to be assessed
  • The assessment process starts after this ‘gateway’ process has been initiated

WHO CAN OFFER EPA?:

  • All activity is managed by an impartial organisation known as a Registered Apprenticeship Assessment Organisation (RAAO)
  • RAAOs will have been approved by the Education and Skills Funding Agency before they can offer the service
  • This activity will always be separate from the training input
  • Independent end point assessment is key to ensuring that no-one involved in the management or training of apprentices is able to decide who is competent

Why Choose Elite for your EPA?

  • All staff work full time for Elite and this makes us very responsive and flexible for EPA
  • Use of the EduCare Toolkit with over 14 modules for your learners to use as part of their training
  • Over 30 years of Industry knowledge in sport, leisure, fitness and education
  • All assessors are employed full time by Elite maintaining standardised assessments and giving immediate response to enquiries
  • Assessors are experts in their field and highly skilled in assessing apprentices from all walks of life
  • Excellent guidance and support for all standards supporting apprentices on programme and at Gateway
  • Resources for tutors including Videos, PowerPoints, templates and info graphics etc
  • Allocated EPA manager to guide you through the process
  • Training and support days as standard (no extra charge)
  • We pride ourselves on our response time
  • Competitive prices for all End Point Assessments
  • You can talk directly to staff that know and understand the standards and the EPA process

Contact our EPA Manager today to discuss dates, times and next steps.
Office: 0151 208 8034  |  Mobile: 0752 566 2177
Email: paul@elitetrainingservices.co.uk

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