Quality in Apprenticeships

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Our new report, Quality in Apprenticeships: How end-point assessments are producing better skilled, higher quality workers, brings together a number of case studies to describe how quality is secured through end-point assessment in England’s reformed apprenticeship system.

End-point assessment (EPA) was introduced to provide a final, independent check that each apprentice has the skills, knowledge and behaviours required for their job role. Case studies from employers and providers included in our report suggest that there are real benefits to this new assessment approach.

End-point assessment organisations (EPAOs) are responsible for delivering EPA and they work closely with employers and providers to ensure that apprentices are well prepared and supported. This collaborative relationship has been particularly important in responding to the challenges of COVID-19. Our report illustrates how EPAOs have responded innovatively to changing employer and provider needs during the pandemic, finding flexible solutions to support apprentice achievement in the most difficult of circumstances.

Quality in Apprenticeships shows how quality EPA is at the heart of every apprenticeship.

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