End-Point Assessment services and resources to support the learner prepare.
Before end-point assessment, the Level 2 English and Maths components of the apprenticeship must be successfully achieved. In addition, a Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work and either a:
- Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Persticides Guidance; or
- Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides
must be completed.
Apprentices are assessed by an end-point assessor, appointed by YMCA Awards.
We only work with experienced assessors who have current occupational expertise and knowledge of the area they are assessing.
The EPA consists of three distinct assessment methods, in this running order:
1. Online knowledge test:
a one-hour, 40 question multiple-choice test
2. Practical skills assessment:
observation of three essential skills completed over no more than six hours
3. Professional discussions:
an hour long competency-based discussion of evidence selected/adapted from the apprentice's portfolio
Grading is made up of three categories: Pass, Distinction and Fail. Each assessment is graded individually and then combined to determine the EPA grade.
Resources we offer to support the learner/training provider:
- Hoticulture or Landscape Operative Y-Kit
Full EPA services £900 per learner