Cost of End Point Assessment
We are a specialist EPAO, collectively we have multiple years of experience within assessment through our educational backgrounds, alongside our industry experience, this gives us the understanding to conduct assessment consistently within each standards' Assessment Plan.
We only employ highly skilled and knowledgeable assessors each with an area of expertise, that meets our companies values to ensure End Point Assessment is a positive experience.
Please contact us so we can discuss your requirements for your organisations' expectations. Below are areas in which we can custom your pricing to your company.
Free re-sits on remote MCQs
(applicable to 1st re-sit)
Remote or face to face assessments
Required level of assessors' practice
(in line with Assessment Plans)
REGISTRATIONApprentices will be registered with 1st Awards at the start of their apprenticeship journey. This is recommended to ensure planning is timely and to accommodate all requirements for End Point Assessment. If for any reason, an apprentice cannot be registered at the start of the learning programme, please inform a member of the 1st Awards team. It is the responsibility of the training provider to update the EPAO of any changes to apprentice details, reasonable adjustments, cancellations and changes to end dates.
ALLOCATIONWe will allocate one of our specialist End Point Assessors to your apprentice at the point of gateway. Failure to update and changes could result in delays to your End Point Assessment. Please note that it may be necessary to change your Independent Assessor to ensure the flawless experience of the assessment.
GATEWAYOnce the Employer, Apprentice and Training Provider has agreed the apprentice readiness for End Point Assessment, the Gateway Meeting will take place. During the Gateway discussion, you will need to identify a suitable planning meeting date and time. You may be asked to provide 3 dates and times in total to ensure all parties can attend. Please ensure that relevant documentation is available for this meeting e.g. ID, functional skills evidence, Business Project Synopsis (where applicable), Recipe Logs, Portfolios and mapping documents where required.
PLANNING MEETINGThis will take place between Employer, Apprentice, Training Provider and Independent Assessor and will last for approx. 30 minutes, The Employer should provide a 2-week work schedule to ensure availability of all required parties. The outline of EPA expectations will be covered during this meeting, including the role of the EPA, grading, appeals, re-sits, re-takes, reasonable adjustments and provides a perfect opportunity to raise any questions.
DATE CONFIRMATIONFollowing on from the Planning Meeting, you will receive an email confirming your dates and times agreed for End Point assessments. Please ensure that any appointments that cannot be met due to unforeseen circumstances, are notified in a timely manner to the EPA to avoid any additional costs.
ASSESSMENTEnd Point Assessments will be conducted at the agreed dates and times that were confirmed at the planning meeting
RESCHEDULERe-sits and re-takes will be made available as per the 1st Awards re-sit/re-take policy
RESULTSPlease be aware that results will not be provided on the day of assessment. Each assessment component will be awarded a preliminary grade by the Independent Assessor and this will be Quality Assured to approve the grade. Results will therefore be made available via our online platform (ACE 360) approx. 7 days after the assessment took place.
OVERALL GRADEEach component that is assessed contributes to an overall Apprenticeship grade. These grades are pre-determined by the EQA.
CERTIFICATIONThe overall grade will trigger the certification process which will take 30 days unless an overall Distinction grade has been awarded. In this instance, the certification process will be much quicker. Once the certificate has been issued, there will be full traceability via ACE 360 to determine when the certificate has been sent and to whom.