The Apprenticeship Journey

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Your apprenticeship journey

Your apprenticeship journey will be as unique as you are, and it is designed to support you with to gain new skills and knowledge. The End-Point Assessment element of your apprenticeship will come in the final couple of months and is carried out by an independent organisation to your training provider, such as us.

During this final stage, we carry out an independent assessment with you to ensure that you have gained the knowledge, skills and behaviours that are required of your apprenticeship qualification. But don’t worry, it isn’t as daunting as it sounds and you only undertake this final stage when you, your training provider and employer agree that you are ready to do so. However by successfully completing this stage and gaining your EPA certification, it demonstrates to your employer and industry that you have the knowledge and skills demanded of your industry and job role.

Enrol

This is completed with your training provider. You will be asked to complete their enrolment process which includes the likes of an eligibility and baseline skills check. You won’t be able to get started on your apprenticeship until you have completed all parts of the enrolment process.

Study

This stage is facilitated by your training provider and is where your journey may differ from your friends or colleagues. During this stage, you will be supported by your Assessor who will help to guide you through your apprenticeship, normally by them coming to your workplace or you having a day release from work to go to a training centre.

Gateway

Once you, your training provider and employer all agree that you have completed the apprenticeship and are ready for EPA, this is where we come in (yay!) as your End-Point Assessment (EPA) organisation. It starts with the gateway, which basically means we check that you’ve completed everything you needed to for your apprenticeship and arrange for the EPA assessment methods. You can find out more about these on this website.

Certificate

Once you have successfully completed your EPA (normally within 2 months of going through Gateway), you will have officially completed all elements of your apprenticeship and your apprenticeship certificate will be claimed and sent to your employer. If you don’t pass your EPA first-time, you may be able to re-sit certain elements of it.

Want to talk to a human?

We’d love to talk to you about your End-Point Assessment needs and how we can support you. Simply complete this form and we will get back to you, or you can call us on 0151 662 0139.