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City & Guilds has been approved to deliver end-point assessment for a number of new Apprenticeship Standards.

The introduction of end-point assessment (EPA) is one of the biggest changes to apprenticeships in England, following the Government’s reforms. To meet this change, we’re working with Trailblazers (groups of employers who are designing the new Apprenticeship Standards) to develop end-point assessment for a number of Standards.

Some of these new end-point assessments have now been approved by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). As a result, we are pleased to announce that City & Guilds is on the new SFA Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations (RoAAO).

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Our approved end-point assessments

 The Apprenticeship Standards for which our end-point assessments have been approved are:


When will our End Assessment services be available?

We are currently working with Trailblazer groups to refine their requirements so that we are able to offer these end-point assessments. Once this work is complete, we will update these pages to announce when our End Assessment service will become available.


How do we develop end-point assessments?

Our end-point assessments are developed in close collaboration with leading employers from the relevant sectors.

Gaining a place on the Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations means that our approach to end-point assessment design and delivery meets the demanding criteria set by the Government.

Will more industries be covered?

Yes. We are continuing to develop end-point assessments for many more Apprenticeship Standards. Once these have been approved by the SFA, we will make these services available for delivery.


How will our end-point assessments be delivered?

Our end-point assessment delivery will vary depending on the sector and the apprenticeship. Our options for this include:

  • Contracting freelance assessors
  • Arranging to use assessors from employers, providers and colleges which we will have contracts with. In these instances, it will be to assess apprentices which they have not been involved in training
  • Subcontracting with providers and colleges which we have contracts with, to use their assessors


Become an Independent End Assessor

We are currently looking for suitable candidates to become City & Guilds Independent End Assessors.

For more information on applying, please follow the link to:

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The Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations (RoAAO)

All assessment organisations need to apply to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to be included on the Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations (RoAAO) for each Apprenticeship Standard.

Applications cannot be made until the SFA has approved the Standard as ‘ready for delivery’ and opened the tender process.


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