Requirements for end-point assessment are written into the assessment plan for each new Apprenticeship Standard. This is done by groups of employers, known as Trailblazers, who develop the Standards.
The assessment plan will set out the knowledge, skills and behaviours required, together with an outline of the assessment methods to be used, for the end-point assessment. The assessment plan should guide assessment organisations, enabling them to deliver the high-quality and rigorous end-point assessment as designed by the Trailblazer group.
In order to allow individual employers choice over who delivers their EPA, the assessment plan must be ‘organisation-neutral’, which means that it must not name any specific training or assessment organisations.
End-point assessment will be delivered by assessment organisations that are on the Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations (RoAAO ). Individual employers have the freedom to select their own training provider and assessment organisation from the RoAAO.
Once an Apprenticeship Standard is ready to deliver, the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) will list the apprenticeship for tender by potential assessment organisations. Organisations wishing to register for delivering end-point assessment should respond to the tender. They must prove their capacity to carry out assessments and develop assessment instruments, tests, examinations and assessment centres.
City & Guilds is a registered assessment organisation for a number of Apprenticeship Standards.
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