Training and Assessment Courses

We offer qualifications for assessors as follows:

Level 3 Award in Undertaking End-Point Assessment

This qualification supports the role of the Independent End-Point Assessor and is for those wishing to know more about the IEPA role, or who are currently in an IEPA role and would like to be qualified. This course provides specific knowledge and skills necessary to undertake End-Point Assessment effectively and competently


This course consists of one unit, “The Principles and Practices of End-Point Assessment”.  You will have individual sessions with an Assessment Mentor and complete 3 online tutorials covering the following:

Session 1

  • Invigilation policy and procedures
  • Use of simulated/actual assessment within this award
  • Understanding different types and methods of EPA
  • Comparing strengths and limitations of a range of End-Point Assessment types and methods

Session 2

  • Explaining the role and responsibilities of an End-Point Assessor
  • Explaining the function of EPA as part of an apprenticeship standard
  • Being able to summarise the requirements of apprenticeship standards and EPA
  • Understanding the difference between ongoing and End-Point Assessments
  • Different grading requirements and the differences between each of them

Session 3

  • Key factors to consider when planning End-Point Assessments
  • Summarising risks that may be involved in conducting EPA
  • How to plan and conduct End-Point Assessments in line with the standards and assessment plan
  • Understand relevant policies, procedures and legislation relating to all stages of EPA

How it is Assessed?
Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 5 are assessed through the completion and submission of an open-response assignment workbook document

Learning Outcome 4 is assessed through observation of real and simulated assessment activity and documentary evidence and documentary evidence

IQA Principles and Practices

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