Level 3 Award in End-Point Assessment - EPA Assessor

This EPA course is perfect for those who want to assess Apprentices in their specialist area. The Level 3 EPA Award is relevant for all types of Apprenticeships.

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End-Point Assessment - EPA Assessor Course Overview

Who is this course suitable for?

The Level 3 Award for End-point Assessors equips you with the knowledge and skills to carry out end-point assessment in the sector you operate in. This qualification is right for you if you wish to gain a more specialised understanding of how to carry out assessments for Apprentices in your area.

If you are interested in becoming a full assessor for other qualifications, not apprenticeships, then please see our TAQA Assessor courses.

What do I need to become and End Point Assessor?

You can study this course if you are planning on delivering or are already conducting end-point assessments. You do not need any other assessor qualification prior to studying this course, but you will need access to two learners doing apprenticeships while studying your EPA Award. 

If you do not have access to 2 apprentices who you can assess while studying this Apprenticeship Assessor course then we recommend you do the theory unit only called the L3 Award in Understanding EPA.

Alternatively, if you are looking for a more holistic understanding of the assessment process instead of only focusing on end-point assessment, our Level 3 CAVA course might be a better fit for you. This course will enable you to assess a range of qualifications in addition to Apprenticeships e.g. NVQ or RQF courses.

What kind of EPA job can I do after this End Point Assessor Course?

Once you've completed the qualification, you can progress to a role as an end-point assessor in beauty, construction, fitness, health & social care, education and more. You can even get work with an Awarding Organisation in the UK as an Independent End-Point Assessor.

Why choose ELN?

  • Unlimited Personal Tutor support - live 1:1 video tutorial for induction 
  • ISO 9001 and ISO 29993 certification - quality assured for your peace of mind
  • Live Tutorials on Zoom with Peer Discussions
  • Interest-Free Monthly Instalments - get full access to the course and tutor on the first payment
  • No Hidden Charges
  • Group Discounts - email on info@eln.co.uk straight away
  • Pearson Edexcel accreditation - the largest Awarding Body in the UK and abroad
  • Classroom-based in-house 3 day course + blended options available

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Key details

Course Credits: 6

Course Duration: 6 months

This course is perfect for you if you're currently either planning or are already conducting end-point assessments. Regardless of which specialist area you operate in, you can study the Level 3 Award for End-point Assessors.

The objective of this qualification is to qualify you as an End-Point Assessor and you can work with Awarding Bodies as an Independent EPA. This course covers assessment methods that are used in the majority of assessments for approved apprenticeship standards.

If you do not have access to 2 apprentices who you can assess while studying this Apprenticeship Assessor course then we recommend you do the theory unit only called the L3 Award in Understanding EPA.

End-Point Assessment - (EPA) Qualification Requirements

The Level 3 Award for End-point Assessors course is available for all candidates who fulfil the following criteria:

Age range: 19+

Core skills: There are no formal entry requirements for this training course however candidate must have reading and writing skills in order to complete the assignments on this course.

Access to Internet using a laptop / pc / tablet using up to date Windows, Android or Apple operating systems.

Access to two learners doing apprenticeships


Units and Learning Outcomes

  1. Know about end-point assessment concepts and principles 
    1. Outline regulatory and legislative arrangements for end-point assessment 
    2. Explain the purpose of end-point assessment
    3. Outline key processes and principles of end point assessment 
    4. Describe how to ensure diversity and equality is at the centre of practice
  2. Understand how to assess apprentices using end-point assessment
    1. Explain the range of assessment methods that can be used for end-point assessment 
    2. Compare end-point assessment methods to those used during on-programme delivery
    3. Explain how assessment methods can be adapted to meet the needs of apprentices 
    4. Explain how to judge whether apprentice work is sufficient, authentic and current 
    5. Explain how to ensure assessment decisions are • Reliable
      • Valid
      • Fair
      • In line with the component criteria 
    6. Describe best practice when recording assessment, in line with regulations and legislation
  3. Understand the process of planning for end-point assessment 
    1. Explain the importance of planning meetings 
    2. Outline who should be involved in the planning meeting
    3. Describe what information should be made available during the planning meeting
    4. Explain how planning can minimise risks 
    5. Analyse how planning may differ for face-to-face and remote assessment
  4. Understand the importance of communication during the end-point assessment process 
    1. Explain the benefits of pre-assessment briefing 
    2. Summarise the importance of communication styles
    3. Describe how to build rapport and trust 
    4. Explain how to ensure clear and consistent language throughout the assessment process
  5. Understand the process of quality assurance in end-point assessment
    1. Describe quality assurance arrangements within the scope of end-point assessment
    2. Describe the enquiries and appeals processes 
    3. Analyse how quality assurance maintains integrity within the sector
  6. Understand the role of continuous professional development for end-point assessors 
    1. Describe continuous professional development activities
    2. Evaluate the importance of continuous professional development 
  1. Be able to confirm the start of the end-point assessment process 
    1. Review gateway evidence against the set requirements 
    2. Confirm the accuracy of gateway evidence 
    3. Communicate that the apprentice is now in the end-point assessment period
  2. Be able to plan the end-point assessment process 
    1. Establish appropriate relationships to plan end-point assessment effectively 
    2. Chair a planning meeting with key contacts to plan and prepare for end-point assessment 
    3. Complete and share accurate planning meeting documentation 
    4. Follow the agreed process for end-point assessment planning 
    5. Minimise risks in the end-point assessment through planning 
    6. Determine reasonable adjustment for the apprentice as required
  3. Be able to ensure that pre-assessment requirements are met 
    1. Follow agreed pre-assessment briefing requirements 
    2. Resolve questions raised prior to assessment 
    3. Implement controlled assessment conditions according to End-point Assessment Organisation documentation
  4. Be able to assess apprentices using end-point assessment 
    1. Use neutral language throughout the assessment period
    2. Make fair, valid and safe assessment decisions using information from standardisation 
    3. Judge whether apprentice work is sufficient, authentic and current 
    4. Complete documentation in line with internal and external guidelines 
    5. Close the assessment period in accordance with End-point Assessment Organisation policy
  5. Be able to improve assessment decision making using the quality assurance process 
    1. Contribute to standardisation activities in accordance with End-point Assessment Organisation policy 
    2. Follow internal sampling process for quality assurance 
    3. Respond to any internal quality assurance requests 
    4. Use internal quality assurance as a tool for future development
  6. Be able to improve practice through continuous professional development 
    1. Maintain own occupational competence in line with the Assessment Plan 
    2. Identify short-, medium- and long-term goals for development 
    3. Review how current continuous professional development supports own effectiveness in assessment 

EPA Qualification Assessments

Unit 1:

7 x short theory assignments

Unit 2 (practical evidence): This is a brief overview. Your personal tutor will have a phone call with you before you start this unit to ensure you understand the requirements for each learning outcome. They will also help you decide which naturally occuring evidence you can use from your own work rather than creating work for you just for the sake of this EPA course.

  • General documents relating to the apprenticeship standards, IQA processes, qualification specs etc
  • Planning documents relating to your End Point Assessments, this includes ILP's and gateway planning, communication with the apprentice and stakeholders etc
  • Assessing documents evidencing your assessment of two apprentices
  • Feedback and evaluation evidence: Your own self-evaluation of your end point assessment practice, feedback to your apprentices (can be video recorded or observed in-house by a colleague).

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