Updated 02 July

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

Update – Local Lockdowns and EPA

On 29 June the Government communicated that Leicester City Centre would be placed in lockdown as part of a localised strategy to contain the spread of Covid-19. We will adjust our policies and delivery accordingly where local lockdowns are imposed. If you work in a town or City that has been placed back into lockdown and need advice on EPA please contact our team on 0844 543 0000 (option 5) or email centresupport@cityandguilds.com for support.

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.