The apprenticeship reforms: how Lifetime will tackle EPA

To date apprenticeship training has been assessed at multiple intervals throughout the year-long apprenticeship programme. Going forwards, and with the transition to the new apprenticeship standards, apprenticeship programmes will be assessed at the end of the programme. This new method of assessment is known as end-point assessment or EPA.

Lifetime trainers will review all internal training and support against the knowledge and skills requirements of the standard to ensure apprentices are EPA ready. Apprentices will be offered regular assessment practice sessions to embed and apply their learnings, while motivating them and building their confidence for the final assessment. These will include observations, research activities, and professional discussions.

Although the progression of our apprentices is of paramount importance, when taking into account the potential for re-assessment costs, achievement rates will become ever more critical in determining the ROI success of an employer’s apprenticeship programme. To support and to inform end-point assessment readiness decisions, and EPA gateway completion, a full mock assessment will be completed with the employer and apprentice between months 10 and 12.

Take a look at our apprenticeship reforms page for more details on how Lifetime can support your training needs.

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