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Preparing apprentices for EPA success

Taking care of skills

As a leading brand in apprenticeships and qualifications in Adult and Child Care, we cover a range of standards and have the assessment infrastructure in place to service end-point assessment (EPA) demand.

These include: Adult Care Worker and Lead Adult Care WorkerEarly Years Educator, Early Year Practitioner, Leader in Adult Care and Lead Practitioner in Adult Care.

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Our EPA and on-programme offer provides an end-to-end solution for the Care industry. Geraldine Donworth, Industry Manager for Adult Care, Health and Child Care said: 

geraldine thumbnail“City & Guilds has consistently provided support for a wide range of employer groups during the development of the apprenticeships in these areas, from some of the very first standards to those currently being produced.”

Interested to find out more? Get in touch to discuss our offer for Adult Care and Child Care.

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Adult and child care – preparing apprentices for EPA success

Adult care and child care together form the second largest sector in the country. In 2018 there were a total of 1.62 million jobs in adult care alone, with research showing that the quality of early education and care for pre-school children is higher when practice is led by specially trained graduates. The care sector is also set to be the fastest growing sector from 2016-2024, with our projections showing an expected increase of more than 223,000 jobs.*

*People power and Workforce Intelligence data

As a market leader in EPA, we’ve delivered over 21,000 assessments since EPA started, with a 90% pass rate. We have over 51,000 apprentices registered to take our EPA across the wide range of sectors we serve.

We put customer success at the heart of apprenticeships, and our emphasis on support, quality of materials and assessment preparation for apprentices together with 140 years of working in education and with industry partners, makes us a trusted leader in EPA services. 

Support that we have available for you and your apprentices include:

Preparation to pass first time

We have unrivalled support and assessment preparation for you and your apprentices:

  • Lead independent end-point assessor (LIEPA) reports
  • Digital e-portfolio solutions: Get-to-Gateway (including content that is mapped to the standard), Learning Assistant and PIVOT
  • Tutor support and assessment preparation resources via SmartScreen

Our growing portfolio of apprenticeship products and services gives you the tools you need to build apprentices’ confidence and competence, support your delivery and prepare for robust assessment that’s valued and trusted by industry.

Showcasing best practice

With our exemplar teaching and learning support materials, sample tests, and support from expert Technical Advisors, you can get the latest insight into best practice to provide confidence to your apprentices so they can successfully achieve their EPA.

Our resources are mapped to the apprenticeship standards and designed to draw out the skills, knowledge and behaviours apprentices need so they’re confident for assessments.

EPA webinar series for standards in care

There are more employer focused webinars in March and April to join – focusing on retaining and progressing talent. These webinars will take the format of a discussion forum, allowing employers to discuss these key issues in the care sector.

Date

Time

Title

Booking link

16 March 2021

09.30 - 11.00

Retaining talent by embedding values

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18 March 2021

13.30 - 14.30

Retaining talent by embedding values

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27 April 2021

09.30 - 11.00

Progressing talent with value led leadership

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29 April 2021

13.00 - 14.30

Progressing talent with value led leadership

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Our EPA team including Technical Advisors Paul Robottom and Suzi Gray, our Industry Manager Geraldine Donworth and EPA partnership manager Janice Collins are hosting a webinar series to offer advice and guidance of delivering EPA across a number of existing and new standards including Dental Nurse (V3), Leader in Adult Care and Lead Practitioner in Adult Care. Find out how we can support you and register directly below.

Date

Time

Title

Recording link

19 November 2020

14.00 - 15.30

End-Point Assessment support for Adult Care and Child Care standards in England

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02 December 2020

10.00 - 11.00

Introduction to Dental Nurse (Version 3)

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09 December 2020

09.30 - 11.00

End-Point Assessment - the new integrated approach for the Dental Nurse apprenticeship

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14 January 2021

10.00 - 11.30

Supporting End Point Assessment – Leader in Adult Care & Lead Practitioner in Adult Care apprenticeships

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02 February 2021

09.30 - 11.00

Supporting your Workforce Development Strategy in Care (For employers - morning session)

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04 February 2021

13.30 - 15.00

Supporting your Workforce Development Strategy in Care (For employers - afternoon session)

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Expert advice at our regional networking and CPD events

Hosted by our highly experienced Industry Manager and Technical Advisors, our events equip you with the knowledge you need to build apprentices’ confidence and competence.

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Supporting organisations across their business

We have a breadth of offer supporting employers across skills areas such as in house consultancy support services, apprenticeships in business skills, customer service and leadership and management to name a few. We also offer Functional Skills across five levels from Entry Level 1 to Level 2.

We can also accredit in-house training programmes with our Assured Service.

Dedicated support team

Our EPA Customer Success team are on-hand to walk you through the EPA registration and booking process and provide advice from the start. Our wider team includes care experts, quality leads, and policy and funding specialists – all working together to provide solutions for you.

Flexible finance options

We have flexible payment options in place to make things easier for you. Our EPA pricing model includes a small fee at registration upfront with the rest of the cost after assessment and we don’t charge VAT on EPA.

High quality assessment

With the rigour and consistency of our Independent End Point Assessor training, you can be confident in the quality and standardisation of our EPA.

Our LIEPA reports are produced annually with valuable insight into the assessment process, providing crucial lessons learned in EPA, for your benefit.

A trusted and recognised brand in the sector

We are trusted in the market, and have recently collaborated with the Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC) to be the sole providers for a suite of health, social care and childcare qualifications contracted by Qualifications Wales, to provide qualifications from Level 1 to Level 5 for Health and Social Care, and Childcare.

We have deep industry connections - our industry manager, Geraldine Donworth is Vice-Chairperson for the AELP Health and Social Care and Childcare forum, demonstrating our standing in the sector.