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System links and support guides

We have collated below the links to our end-point assessment (EPA) systems and support guides to assist you in using them for EPA administration and delivery. 

Smart end-point assessment (SEPA) 

The SEPA system is our EPA registration and administration portal. This guide will show you, step by step, how to register your apprentices, put them through Gateway, set up new users for the platform and more. 

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SEPA system

EPA resources library 

All our EPA guidance documents and support materials are hosted within the EPA resources library.  

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Surpass is our secure testing facility for the digital delivery of written tests (Multiple Choice Questionnaires, Short Answer Questionnaires, Situational Judgement Tests). This guide should be followed if delivering digital tests with an in-person invigilator. 

Visit Surpass to download SecureClient from the secure delivery tab.

ProctorExam (online invigilation) 

ProctorExam is a proctoring (remote invigilation) platform that works in conjunction with Surpass, enabling the digital delivery of tests without the need for an invigilator. Find out more by watching this video. If delivering a proctored assessment, use this guide only. The Surpass guide is not necessary for proctored assessments. 

Candidates need access to a smartphone, laptop or PC and have Wi-Fi/internet. 

This guide for candidates provides step-by-step instructions for setting up and running a proctored assessment. We've also created video demonstrations for apprentices on how to use the proctoring system: Conducting a pre-assessment system test and Starting a proctored assessment

These assessments are booked by one of our Independent End-Point Assessors, and information is then sent directly to the apprentice with guidance on how to check their system and equipment and take the test.