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EPA with Instructus Skills

Instructus Skill is a registered End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) and is approved to deliver the following Standard:

Retail Team Leader (Level 3) ⇢

We are an innovator in online End Point Assessments and can also deliver ‘traditional’ site visit Assessments for this Standard. Online Assessment gives your organisation and its apprentices the following benefits:

  • Competitively priced End Point Assessment Service;
  • Provides consistent and reliable assessment within and between cohorts;
  • Greater flexibility in arranging Assessment appointments;
  • No need to have the Assessor visit your premises – so less disruption for your business;
  • No security issues of having additional people on your premises;
  • The only fully online Retail Team Leader Assessment Service.

We would be delighted to discuss your EPA requirements and explain why Online Assessment is the right solution for your organisation and your apprentices. Please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated EPA Manager Johan Thomsen using the following details:

If your organisation is looking for EPA for other Standards it delivers, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are looking to add more Standards to our EPA Delivery in 2018 (e.g. Retail Standard Level 2, Business Administration, to name just a few).

EPA Explained

Apprenticeships in England are changing. Frameworks, the existing model of continuous assessment, are being phased out and replaced with a new delivery model, called Standards. End Point Assessment (EPA) is the assessment process that comes at the end of these new apprenticeships.

What are Standards and End Point Assessments?

  • Standards are apprenticeships designed by employer led groups (called ‘Trailblazers’) to provide the skills, behaviours and knowledge that employers need.
  • EPA aims to determine if an Apprentice is ‘occupationally competent’ by testing the skills, behaviours and knowledge that they have learned over the course of their training.
  • End Point Assessment takes place in the last 2-3 months of the apprenticeship, pending the apprentice meeting their Gateway criteria.
  • Gateway identifies the benchmarks and qualifications that the apprentice must achieve (from their training) before being able to take End Point Assessment.
  • The single assessment grade (of EPA) combines multiple testing criteria to demonstrate the competency of an Apprentice, emphasising the importance of the process of learning (as opposed to the outcome of learning).

End Point Assessment must be undertaken by an independent organisation (such as Instructus Skills) to ensure that an apprentice’s grading is both fair and consistent.


Our EPA Solution

Instructus has an innovative delivery model based on taking all assessment components online. Our online solution allows our assessors to cover all English regions, and ensures that the assessment process is reliable, valid and consistent.

Online Assessment is also highly useful for employers, as Assessments can be scheduled accurately and with minimum disturbance to the working day.

If you would like to find out more about our Online Assessment service, please send us an email or call on the numbers provided.

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