What is end-point assessment?
End-point assessment allows an apprentice to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills and behaviours to complete and achieve their apprenticeship.
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 end-point assessment of each apprentice. End-point assessment is graded as defined in the published assessment plan.
An apprenticeship certificate is only awarded after end-point assessment is successfully completed.
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 end-point assessment of apprentices and be in receipt of public funds. Only organisations on the Register can be selected to undertake the end-point assessment of apprentices for a specific standard. The Register is maintained by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and employers can choose which end-point assessment organisation to use from this list.
The Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service
The Energy and Utilities Independent Assessment Service delivers end-point 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 end-point assessment for ten apprenticeship standards and occupational pathways, and we were the first end-point assessment provider to have achievers on the English Trailblazer apprenticeship standards.
We have produced some helpful guides to end-point assessment for:
- Power Network Craftsperson
- Dual Fuel Smart Meter Installer (Electricity and Gas)
- Water Process Technician
- Utilities Engineering Technician
- Gas Network Craftsperson
- Gas Network Team Leader
- Gas engineering
- Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician
- Electrical Power Protection and Plant Commissioning Engineer
- Electrical Power Network Engineer
Selecting EUIAS as your end-point assessment 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 end-point assessment click here.
Find out more
If you have any questions or queries about energy and utilities apprenticeship standards or end-point assessment you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, complete our online enquiry form or call us on 0845 077 99 22.