Apprenticeships have evolved.
Standard based apprentices must undergo an independent assessment at the end of their training to confirm that they have achieved occupational competence.
This is the ‘End point Assessment’.
Who conducts the End Point Assessment?
Only an approved End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) can conduct the EPA. The EPAO must undergo thorough checks to gain approval to become an EPAO from the Education & Skills Funding Association (ESFA). LG RWC Ltd have been approved by the ESFA to deliver End Point Assessments.
How the Assessment works.
The end point assessment organisation uses the following methods to ensure that the knowledge, skills and behaviours mapped out in the standards are met:
-Project / Presentation demonstrations
– Discussions / Interviews
LG RWC aim to eliminate the need for multiple EPAO’s for engineering disciplines and offer EPA for
General Welder, Arc processes (ST0349) – Level 2
Pipe Welder, (ST0851) – Level 3
Plate Welder (ST0852) – level 3
Metal Fabricator (ST0607) – Level 3
Structural Steelwork Fabricator (ST0099) – Level 2
Engineering Construction Pipefitter (ST0162) – Level 3
Engineering Operative (ST0537) – Level 2
Engineering Fitter (ST0432) – Level 3
The end point assessment development team have been selected due to their extensive experience in teaching and assessment in many engineering disciplines. With over 100 years of collective experience the employer and training provider can be confident that the requirements of the apprenticeship standards are interpreted correctly.