End-Point Assessment ensures that an apprentice has gained the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of their apprenticeship. But don’t think of it like a school exam, think of it as a way of providing a quality mark to the apprenticeship qualification that has just been studied.
End-Point Assessment has come about as a result of trailblazers which has seen the number of apprenticeship standards increase as the Government seeks to raise the number of apprenticeships being studied nationally by 2020. The trailblazers have been developed alongside employers, with the aim of ensuring the apprenticeship programme is relevant and valid for the sector. By adopting this employer-led model, it ensures that the apprenticeship will be meaningful, ultimately benefiting the apprentice. End-Point Assessment is included within the apprenticeship standard, and acts as the ‘quality assurance’ mark of an apprenticeship.