NCFE launches new EPA platform

By: Kievah Wallace

PR and Social Media Officer

Thursday 22 February 2018

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Apprenticeships are going through their most significant transformation for a generation. NCFE is one of the few recognised assessment organisations approved by the Education & Skills Funding Agency to deliver end-point assessment and offers support in a variety of sectors and subject areas.

Keen to offer NCFE customers the best experience in the new world of end-point assessment, we scoured the market to find the best technological solution to help deliver our excellent service. Smart Apprentices (part of Smart Assessor) have created SmartEPA, a bespoke platform exclusively designed for the new style of end-point assessments for apprenticeships and together, we’re providing a market-leading service to achieve maximum outcomes for our customers and learners.

Mike Boswell, Head of Apprenticeship Services at NCFE said: “NCFE is delighted to be working with Smart Apprentices who share our commitment to lifelong learning and technical education. We’ll be helping our customers navigate through the new landscape of apprenticeships and the SmartEPA platform will ensure that our customers receive the very best end-point assessment experience.”

CEO Fiona Hudson-Kelly recalls the inspiration for SmartEPA: “I am a believer in life-long learning and like to lead by example. At the age of 50 I embarked on my Masters degree in Business Administration and was fascinated to research the characteristics of rapid growth companies. My research led me to the interesting fact that companies experience rapid growth when they notice a change in their trading environment, usually a legislative change, which creates a new product opportunity.”

“Smart Apprentices spotted this opportunity and created a new technology in record time to meet the new legislative change to end point assessment and get first to market with a purposely designed bespoke technology”.

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