End-point assessment

With over 170 years of experience, we can support you in navigating end-point assessment (EPA).

NCFE is an approved end-point assessment organisation for the following subject areas:

  • Customer Service
  • Business, Leadership and Management
  • Hospitality
  • Professional services
  • Social Care (offered under the CACHE brand)

NCFE is one of the few organisations approved by the Skills Funding Agency to deliver EPA. Our team of experienced assessment professionals will work with you to offer a full EPA service, including designing, developing and delivering quality and robust assessments, which fits with the specific needs of your sector.

Our service is flexible and responsive, allowing us to offer bespoke assessment services to meet your requirements.

What is end-point assessment?

End-point assessment (EPA) signifies one of the biggest apprenticeship reforms in recent times, and will constitute a large part of the new Trailblazer approach. An EPA is a collection of assessments that offers confirmation of knowledge, skills and behaviours (known as KSBs) for a particular role. It takes place once the apprenticeship training has been completed, and the apprentice is deemed ready for EPA. The EPA must be achieved before an apprenticeship certificate can be issued.

This approach stems from the 2013 government-commissioned Richard Review into apprenticeships, which called for an end to continuous assessment – in favour of an external assessment that more accurately reflected a learner’s capabilities and readiness for a particular role. 

What’s more, the independent nature of the assessment is designed to ensure that skills are transferable across different organisations and respected industry-wide.

Contact Us

Contact our EPA team for advice, guidance or to discuss your particular requirements on 0191 2408950 or email [email protected]