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apprentices for EPA success


Digital

As a market leader in end-point assessment (EPA), we’ve delivered over 5,000 EPAs in the last year, with a 90% EPA pass rate, and have over 30,000 apprentices registered to take our EPA, across the range of sectors we service.

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

As customer expectations increase, Digital and IT skills are fundamental to the success of British businesses of all sizes. With the pace of technological change these skills are crucial to the productivity, efficiency and success of organisations both large and small.

Interested to find out more? Get in touch to discuss our offer for Digital.

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Digital skills for the future

We support providers of apprenticeships in the Digital industry, through a multi-product service committed to ensuring the delivery of a high-quality learning experience.

We support standards including: Infrastructure Technician, Cyber Security Technologist, Software Developer, Network Engineer, Unified Communications Technician and Digital Marketer, with Digital Support Technician, Data Analyst and IT Technical Salesperson to be launched later this year.

Our EPA and on-programme offer provides an end-to-end solution for the Digital sector. David Wackett, Industry Manager for Digital, said:

david thumbnail“We spend a lot of time interacting with employers, centres and industry experts to give a great insight into what our customers are looking for, which helps us develop our service for now and going into the future.”

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:

  • EPA preparation tool
  • Exemplar materials
  • Assessment Packs
  • Apprenticeships Training Manuals
  • Lead Independent End Point Assessor (LIEPA) reports
  • E-portfolio solutions: Get-to-Gateway, Learning Assistant and PIVOT
  • Expert tutor resources via SmartScreen including schemes of work, lesson plans and sample questions – saving you time and money creating resources, and ensuring consistent and standardised teaching approach
  • Virtual Assessment Service (VAS)

Our Virtual Assessment Service (VAS) saves time and money for centres by providing access to a virtual platform that supports the synoptic project without purchasing additional equipment and software licences.

Showcasing best practice

With our exemplar materials, sample tests and expert Technical advisors, you can get the latest insight into best practice to provide confidence to you apprentices.

Our sample synoptic projects are effectively “mock tests” that replicate the EPA event, providing confidence and reassurance for the tutor and apprentice ahead of the EPA event.

Expert advice at our networking events

Hosted by our Digital Technical Advisor, Ken Gaines, our events equip you with the knowledge you need to build apprentices’ confidence and competence.

Register for these events

Supporting organisations across their business

We have a breadth of offer supporting employers across skills areas such as in-house support services, 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 process and provide advice from the start. Our wider team includes digital experts, quality leads, and policy and funding specialists – all working together to provide solutions for you.

Practical finance options

We have 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.

Working with leading employers

We work with some of the world’s leading employers such as Microsoft and BT , collaborating closely with industry experts to provide a deep understanding of the sector.

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 the industry.