Updated 04 November

Returning to Face-to-Face assessments for EPA –
declaration regarding venue

Update 04/11 - National Lockdown update

The Government have recently announced a national lockdown for the month of November to contain the spread of Covid-19.

We are actively doing everything we can to mitigate any impact on your apprentices and we will continue to manage our service just as we have in the last few months to honour all our face-to-face appointments. Our Independent End-Point Assessors continue to undertake face to face assessments, however if for any reason we need to amend any bookings we will aim to re-schedule with the next available IEPA to reduce the impact on you and your apprentices.

If you have an EPA event booked and you need to re-schedule the assessment please contact our EPA booking team via centresupport@cityandguilds.com or 0192 4930 800 who will be happy to help you. We will work closely with you to get a new date arranged as soon as possible.

If you are delivering EPA in Hair, Beauty and Barbering please visit the latest statement on our FAQ page.

We have been monitoring the emerging government guidance regarding returning to work and education, and as restrictions start to ease we have been reviewing our procedures for a return to Face-to-Face assessments.

The safety of apprentices and our assessors are of paramount importance, so we have now put in place an online declaration form for centres to complete to provide assurances on the safety of the EPA venues, in accordance with government guidelines.

If you are planning to revert to Face-to-Face assessments, please take some time to read the government guidelines, prior to filling in the form.

Once you have completed the form and declaration we will be in touch to progress your EPA event.

Provider/Employer declaration that assessment venue(s) meet Government advice re Covid-19

This declaration must be completed by either the provider or employer, depending on whether assessment is taking place at the provider or employers’ premises respectively.

Declaration conditions – please read

Please list all venues this declaration applies to.

Note, a provider cannot sign this declaration on behalf of an employer.

The signatory must be an individual with the authority to sign on behalf of the provider/employer.

Further advice can be found at the government dedicated page.

City & Guilds reserves the right to request the employer/provider to review and reconfirm their declaration prior to any subsequent face to face assessment.

This declaration does not supersede judgements made on the day of assessment. Therefore, during the assessment, if the candidate or assessor determine that their health is being put at risk, then both parties can unilaterally abort the assessment. In this scenario, City & Guilds reserves the right to make a cancellation charge, but the candidate will not be disadvantaged, and the assessment attempt will not be counted and will not be marked as failed.

Please complete the form below.