End-Point Assessment

Approved by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), we’re already delivering end-point assessment (EPA) of apprenticeship standards across a range of subject areas. We offer a flexible service, clear pricing structure and a large range of support materials to support employers, training providers and apprentices.

Assessu – who are we?

We’re at the cutting edge when it comes to apprenticeships, from advice and expertise to our end-point assessment (EPA) solutions, we can support you in navigating your assessment journey. Assessu is part of the Remit Group, who has a history of respected quality training and development delivery across a wide range of work-based industries and sectors. Assessu is an externally quality approved end-point assessment organisation and registered with the ESFA on the government’s Register of End-Point Assessment Organisations (RoEPA). Working as an independent end-point assessment organisation, Assessu offers a range of services specialising in the completion of end-point assessment in Retail, Hospitality, Health and Social Care, Management, Business Administration and Supply Chain. We have a fully integrated online portfolio and management information system to support, manage and securely store all assessment documentation for all apprentices going through their end-point assessment. This is to ensure all assessments are compliant with both rigorous internal and external quality assurance processes, providing employers with the reassurance and confidence that Assessu can deliver an efficient, robust and high-quality assessment experience nationally.

Why choose Assessu?

The end-point assessment journey is clearly planned and illustrated to ensure that all parties understand their own role in the assessment process during the planning meeting.

Planning and delivery of our end point assessments ensure a positive apprentice and employer experience

Professional, vocationally competent and impartial End-Point Assessors

A collaborative approach with employers, and Assessu colleagues help to provide a seamless assessment experience

Remote assessments allow greater flexibility, maximises assessment opportunity and cost efficiencies

End to end support and guidance provided from Gateway to results

Fair, consistent and validated judgements provided by expertly trained and respected professionals

Meeting The EPA Requirements

Employers are in the driving seat to choose their end-point assessment organisation. We are notified by the training provider. Once the apprentice is ready for their assessment the training provider will then hand the apprentice over to us.

Assessu prides itself on ensuring our team of end-point assessors, invigilators and internal quality assurers are provided with customer and standard-specific training to ensure they provide all customers with the highest level of service during the EPA process. Each independent end-point assessor has to demonstrate the relevant understanding of the required knowledge, skills and behaviours before they are able to join our professional register, which includes recent relevant occupational competence and industry knowledge.

Support and Guidance

The End-Point Assessment (EPA) Learner Journey

The start of the apprentice’s end-point assessment journey begins with the completion of a ‘readiness declaration’ stating that the apprentice is ready to begin the end-point assessment. Once discussed, and an agreement has been reached between all parties including employer, apprentice and training provider, a ‘Readiness for Gateway’ declaration is signed by all and submitted by the training provider to Assessu.

The employer should be confident that the apprentice is ready to complete all of the end-point assessments and all parties are signing the declaration to show they agree to proceed to the next stage. The End-Point Assessor follows the schedule to complete the assessments as planned. All assessments completed will go through quality assurance before the final grade is confirmed.

Next, once agreed that the apprentice is ready to undertake the EPA the ‘Readiness for Gateway’ form is completed and signed, then submitted by the training provider to the end-point assessment organisation for the planning meeting to be arranged.

The planning meeting is to agree on a schedule for the assessments within the assessment plan. Where possible this is carried out and recorded over Skype and includes the employer, apprentice, training provider and the independent End-Point Assessor. During this meeting the identity of the apprentice must be verified with photo ID, full or provisional driving licence or passport.

Further guidance will be provided before this meeting, dependent on the different assessments and any specified timeframes. The independent end-point assessor will then make sure the dates fit in with the assessment window as well as confirming suitable testing arrangements and invigilation procedures. This ensures that we comply with all requirements for internal and external quality assurance processes.

The independent end-point assessor ensures the apprentice and the employer understand the assessments that are being planned and agreed. This usually covers how the apprentice should prepare for them, if the employer is required to attend and when they will receive the agenda for the professional discussion. This is often the final part of the end-point assessment process.

The apprentice, employer and training provider receive the confirmed dates from the completed planning meeting document. The independent end-point assessor follows the schedule to complete the assessments as planned. All assessments go through quality assurance before the final grade is confirmed.

Who Assures The Quality Of The Assessment?

Different professional bodies work with different sectors. Visit any of their websites for further information at the links below.

Business Administration
Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE)

Supply chain
National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR)

Management
Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE)

Retail
People 1st International

Care
Skills for Care

Hospitality
People 1st International

About us

Assessu is part of the Remit Group. The business is independently operated by an experienced board of directors and managers from across the education and training sector, offering a unique balance of industry insight, knowledge and expertise to provide every employer and their apprentices with a fair and quality assured end point assessment experience.

Introduction to the Assessu Team

Karen Green – Head of Assessu
T: 0115 975 9550
E: karen.green@assessu.co.uk

Sarah Dean – Centre Manager
T: 0115 975 9550
E: sarah.dean@assessu.co.uk

Board of Directors – Terrence Fennell (non executive), Kerry Boffey (non executive), Karen Green

Contact us

If you would like to discuss any part of the assessment services Assessu provide, our team will be happy to assist and can be contacted using the various ways below: