The purpose of the end point assessment (EPA) is to test that an apprentice is fully capable of doing their job before they receive their apprenticeship certificate. It also helps to demonstrate that what an apprentice has learned can be …
Every day, the Institute for Apprenticeships is working with employers to create and develop new apprenticeship standards. We’re doing this to raise the quality of apprenticeships, and to replace all the old apprenticeship frameworks by 2020.
Apprentices are the future of businesses. The UK is facing a skills shortage across many sectors and employers need highly skilled workers. Apprenticeships can close that gap by training young people.
We want to raise the quality of apprenticeships to the highest possible standard. Apprenticeships should be respected and placed just as highly as other education options such as university degrees.