End Point Assessment
What is an end point assessment?
End point assessment (EPA) allows apprentices to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills and behaviours to complete and achieve their apprenticeships.
It is taken by apprentices at the very end of the on-programme phase of training when their employer (and in some cases their training provider) is satisfied that they have met the requisite gateway criteria.
To ensure assessment is consistent and comparable, employers must select an independent organisation to carry out the assessment of each apprentice. EPA is graded as defined in the published assessment plan.
An apprenticeship certificate is only awarded after an EPA is successfully completed.
The EUIAS provides EPA for 12 sector-based standards.
The Register of End Point Assessment Organisations
The Register of End point Assessment Organisations is a list of organisations that have been approved to carry out independent assessment of apprentices and be in receipt of public funds. Only organisations on the Register can be selected to undertake the EPA of apprentices for a specific standard. The Register is maintained by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and employers can choose which organisation to use from this list.
The Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service
The Energy and Utilities Independent Assessment Service delivers assessment for a broad range of apprenticeship standards across the energy and utilities and adjacent sectors. We are approved on the Register of End point Assessment Organisations to deliver assessment for ten apprenticeship standards and occupational pathways, and we were the first provider to have achievers on the English Trailblazer apprenticeship standards.
We have produced some helpful EPA guides for:
- Power Network Craftsperson
- Dual Fuel Smart Meter Installer (Electricity and Gas)
- Water Process Technician
- Utilities Engineering Technician
- Gas Network Craftsperson
- Gas Network Operative (replacing Gas Network Team Leader)
- Gas Engineering Operative
- Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician
- Electrical Power Protection and Plant Commissioning Engineer
- Electrical Power Network Engineer
- Engineering Construction Pipefitter
- Water Network Operative
Selecting EUIAS as your service provider
We recommend you appoint your end point assessment organisation at the start of the apprenticeship, so you and your apprentices are clear on what is expected.
To select us to provide your apprenticeship assessment click here.
Find Out More
If you have any questions or queries about energy and utilities apprenticeship standards or EPA you can email us at email@example.com, complete our online enquiry form or call us on 0121 713 8310.