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End Point Assessment

The new apprenticeship standards require apprentices to take an end point assessment at the end of their apprenticeship which synoptically assesses the required knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined in the apprenticeship standard. This ensures that before being awarded their apprenticeship certificate, apprentices are fully occupationally competent. It can be helpful to compare this to a driving test, where an independent assessor checks that you can actually perform the duties you have trained for.

Each EPA has at least two assessment methods – it can include an observation of the apprentice in the workplace, written tests, portfolios of work and interviews.