End-Point Assessment with TQUK is everything you want it to bee.
TQUK was approved to deliver end-point assessment of apprenticeships by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) in April, 2017 and having completed apprentices on the Adult Care Worker, Lead Adult Care Worker, Commis Chef and Hospitality Team Member apprenticeships already, TQUK EPA is thriving in the new world of apprenticeships.
If you would like an in depth look at our End-Point Assessment offer, then we would encourage you to look no further than our sister site, The Hive. Our bee-utiful End-Point Assessment website is dedicated to all things apprenticeships and you’re sure to find everything you need over there including:
– Our approved apprenticeship standards
– Standard analysis and breakdown
– Easy to read apprenticeship factsheets
– Clean and clear EPA pricing structure
– Overview of assessment components
– Downloadable EPA pricelist
– Downloadable EPA component retake pricelist
However, if you’re just looking for an overview of what end-point assessment is and how we can help, stay right here. You’re in good hands.
So how does End-Point Assessment work?
In a nutshell, the new trailblazer apprenticeship model consists of two components:
Standard: Each standard details the requirements for the successful achievement of the apprenticeship which generally includes knowledge, skills and behavioural criteria.
In addition to this criteria, the standard will contain other mandatory content which could include a relevant industry-based qualification, along with recognised maths and English qualifications (e.g. functional skills).
Assessment Plan: Every published standard will be accompanied by a more detailed assessment plan. This document details the requirement for the delivery, assessment and quality assurance of that standard.
An End-Point Assessment is an assessment process that offers confirmation of knowledge, skills and behaviours (known as KSBs) for a particular job role once the apprenticeship training has been completed.
When an apprentice reaches the end of their training, the employer, training provider and EPA organisation (TQUK) will make the joint decision to initiate the assessment process. This occurs in what is called the Gateway meeting.
Once the apprentice moves into the end-point assessment phase, they are required to complete and pass a specified number of component assessments which confirm they have the required knowledge, skills and behaviour to be successful in their position. TQUK assesses these components.
To find out more about our end-point assessment services, please head over to our End-Point Assessment website and immerse yourself in all things ‘EPA’. Alternatively, you can get in touch using our contact form here.