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End-Point Assessments (EPA's)

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In February 2019, Community First Academy Trust was accepted onto the register of End-Point Assessment Organisations. 

What is End Point Assessment?


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Overview Of Post-Graduate Teaching End-Point Assessment 

Having completed a programme of initial teacher training and obtained QTS, the apprentice will reach a gateway to end-point assessment.

  • The trainee continues employment and training with the employer as a Newly Qualified Teacher or may take employment with another employer for their NQT year.
  • All entry and gateway requirements are met, including evidence of achieving all the standard ITT entry requirements.
  • The employer (with advice from the training provider) decides whether the apprentice is ready for the gateway and notifies the independent end point assessment organisation.

The independent assessor conducts the end-point assessment and gives each element of the assessment a mark. This assessment will comprise of:

  • A lesson observation observed and assessed by the independent assessor.
  • A professional discussion will take place to assess the apprentices’ knowledge, skills and behaviours with regard to the Teachers’ Standards. The professional discussion will be held between the apprentice and a panel, composed of the independent assessor, a representative from the apprenticeship training provider and a representative from the employer.

Having examined and assessed the evidence from the lesson observation and the professional discussion, the independent assessor awards the apprentice a final grade: outstanding, pass or inadequate.


The end-point assessment is carried out by staff from independent end-point assessment organisations on the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations. Representatives from the employer and the apprenticeship training provider will assist in asking questions during the professional discussion. However, the final decision on the grade of the professional discussion and lesson observation with a professional dialogue, and whether the apprentice has passed the end-point assessment, rests with the independent assessor from the apprentice assessment organisation.


Summary of End Point Assessment Roles and Responsibilities


Apprentice ·Participates fully in their training and development

·Contributes actively to their performance review

·Contributes to the decision on the timing of their end-point assessment
Apprentice’s Employer ·Chooses assessment provider from the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations

·Supports the apprentice throughout their training and development

·Conducts reviews to monitor progress

·Determines when the apprentice is competent, meets the requirements of the gateway, and notifies the assessment organisation

·Facilitates the end-point assessment (i.e. provides accommodation)

·Supports the assessor during the professional discussion
Training Provider ·Provides on-going education and training for the apprentice

·Provides tools and processes to support the apprentice throughout the training programme, prior to the gateway

·Carries out regular reviews with the apprentice and the employer

·Advises the employer when the apprentice is ready to go through the gateway

·Supports the assessor during the professional discussion
Assessment Organisation ·Takes no part in the training or employment of those apprentices for whom they complete end-point assessment

·Devises assessment materials

·Decides when the end-point assessment is to be conducted and administers the end-point assessment

·Decides whether the end-point assessment is to be deferred

·Recruits and trains independent assessors

·Ensures assessors are occupationally competent, are able to assess the performance of the apprentice using the end-point assessment method and are able to determine the grade achieved

·Have, and implement, a clear policy on Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations

·Maintains robust internal quality assurance processes

·Actively participates in the internal moderation and external quality assurance procedures described in this assessment pla
Assessor ·Assesses the lesson observation

·Assesses the professional discussion

·Determines the final apprenticeship grade


Book an End Point Assessment (EPA) with us

Community First Academy Trust's EPA service is independent to our provision of apprenticeship training. To ensure consistency and impartiality the EPA cannot be carried out by the training provider delivering the apprenticeship.

Employers have the option to secure our services to conduct the end point assessment of an apprentice (not trained by Kingsbridge SCITT) once they have achieved QTS, during the fourth term of their apprenticeship.

To enquire about our costs, availability and EPA service please contact us.

Click here to review the End-Point Assessment Plan for the post-graduate teaching apprenticeship

We use ACE 360 - Connecting Kingsbridge to Training Providers and managing End-Point Assessments in one place
  • Receive learner records from your training providers, see progress against the Standard and with managed End-Point Assessment component tools built in.
  • ACE360 is an industry-wide Apprenticeship management system that enables you to manage Apprenticeship Standards efficiently, securely, and paper free.
  • ACE360 is an integrated Apprenticeship Standards management tool that connects you to the organisations delivering Apprenticeships, from learner enrolment through to Apprenticeship assessment.
  • ACE360 has been developed impartially in conjunction with industry partners to ensure it meets the needs of the sector and is compliant with all relevant regulations.