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Become an independent end-point assessor

Be an independent end-point assessor

We’re recruiting for suitable, qualified people to become independent end-point assessors.

To maintain customers’ trust in our rigorous assessment, we want people with the right background and then we make sure we give them the training and support to do well:



Beauty Therapy

Building Services

Business Skills

Catering and Hospitality

Construction and Built Environment

Digital and IT




Health and Social Care






If you’re competent in areas not listed here, please get in touch anyway as the apprenticeship standards we work in change over time and we’ll keep your details on file (for 36 months) and can contact you.

Support for your training

We’ll provide introductory training sessions for all our new independent end-point assessors, giving you the structure, policy and procedures, and regulatory requirements.

We provide on-going help and support to all our assessors with updates, webinars and briefings. This will keep you up-to-date with quality assurance and qualification requirements.

As an independent end-point assessor, you’ll be contracted on an annual basis although it won't be possible to guarantee set amounts of work.

What we’re looking for

The role of our independent end-point assessors is to assess apprentices against industry-specific competences.

We want to hear from you if you:

  • Have no connections with the assessment centre and/or apprentice (to maintain objectivity)
  • Have current technical or occupational understanding in areas being assessed
  • Are fully conversant with the standards and criteria being assessed
  • Be able to demonstrate the occupational competency, required qualifications and criteria as detailed in the apprenticeship standard person specifications (see above)
  • Have experience in interviewing techniques
  • Can work independently
  • Have good time management skills

Our independent end-point assessors are responsible for maintaining their own continuing professional development (CPD) to ensure competency is up-to-date, and in line with qualification requirements.

Task profiles

Apply now

To apply, complete all sections of:

Lead and Independent End-point Assessor: application form (DOCX, 101KB)

> CPD record form (DOCX, 70KB)

> Equal Opportunities: application form (DOCX, 43KB)

> Equal Opportunities: what's it got to do with you (PDF, 439KB)

  • CVs must be submitted to support your application to give a detailed overview of how you meet the person specification for the standard(s) you are applying for. These can be found above under each industry area.
  • Your application must clearly demonstrate how your occupational experience, qualifications and competency maps to the full expectations set out in the person specification for the standard (s) you are applying for. Applications that do not clearly show this are unlikely to be forwarded to the next stage of our recruitment process.
  • Your application will be delayed and may be rejected if the correct occupational qualifications and/or experience are not listed.
  • When completing your CPD log it is essential that you include evidence of how you are maintaining competency with up to date industry experience that is directly linked to the standard(s) you are applying to assess.
  • Referees will be contacted via email as part of our shortlisting process.

If we have no vacancy for a role you’re interested in or your application is unsuccessful at first, we’ll keep your application on file for 36 months in case a suitable vacancy arises.

We don’t accept applications from training providers although individuals employed by, or working on a consultancy basis for, training providers are welcome to apply.

City & Guilds is approved to deliver independent end-point assessments across many new apprenticeship standards in England.