End Point Assessment Guides
End Point Assessment (EPA) is the final assessment for an apprentice to ensure that they can do the job they have been training for as part of their apprenticeship standard.
EPA is separate to any qualifications or other assessment that the apprentice may undertake during the on‑programme stage of the apprenticeship.
At the end of an apprenticeship, the apprentice will go through a ‘gateway’ process where they are signed-off as ready for a final assessment of their knowledge and practical capabilities. The assessment will be graded (in most cases) and the Independent Assessment Organisation (IAO) and assessor must be independent of, and separate from, the training provided by the provider and employer.
Each apprenticeship standard will have different End Point Assessment requirements, specific to the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that they have developed through their apprenticeship.
In order to provide some additional guidance regarding EPA, please see below for some handy guides that give and overview to EPA for the apprenticeship standards offered by CRC.
Accounting and Finance
Professional Accounting or Taxation Technician Level 4 EPA Guide
Catering and Hospitality
Childcare and Early Years
Construction and Trades
Building Services Engineering Craftsperson Level 3 EPA Guide
Building Services Engineering Installer Level 2 EPA Guide
Construction Assembly and Installation Operative Level 2 EPA Guide
Installation Electrician and Maintenance Electrician Level 3 EPA Guide
Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Level 3 Natural Gas Pathway EPA Guide
Engineering Technician (Machinist Advanced Manufacturing Engineering) Level 3 EPA Guide
Engineering Technician (Mechatronics Maintenance Technician) Level 3 EPA Guide
Engineering Technician (Product Design and Development Technician) Level 3 EPA Guide
Engineering Technician (Technical Support Technician) Level 3 EPA Guide
Engineering Technician (Toolmaker and Tool and Die Maintenance Technician) Level 3 EPA Guide
Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Level 3 EPA Guide
Hair and Beauty
Advanced and Creative Hair Professional Level 3 EPA Guide
Health and Social Care
Human Resources (HR)
IT and Computing
Leadership, Management and Business
Team Leader Supervisor Level 3(Post August 2020 registration) EPA Guide
Team Leader Supervisor Level 3(Pre August 2020 registrations) EPA Guide
Marketing, Events and Customer Service