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Upgrade to us for exceptional EPA service

We aim to support all centres, colleges, and training providers to ensure that Gateway and end-point assessment (EPA) are not a barrier to maximising timely apprenticeship achievement.


We think our service can't be beaten.

When you upgrade to NCFE for end-point assessment (EPA), you’ll experience market-leading benefits, service that’s second-to-none, and proactive support to guide you through a seamless EPA journey.  

We have best-in-class service-level agreements for every stage of the journey, giving you trust, transparency and confidence in the EPA process, that’s why we've been crowned EPAO of the Year 2022 

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Standards and price list

With NCFE, you can expand your provision in even more roles. We’ve developed standards that sit within our end-to-end EPA service offer, which provides:

  • Complete EPAs within 8 weeks of your Gateway acceptance date*

  • Feedback and results on each assessment component within 5 working days

  • A dedicated relationship manager to support you from start to finish.

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Why choose us for apprenticeships
  • Our pre-programme support and robust skills assessment tools set apprentices up for success by accurately reviewing their starting points – including our innovative One Assessment tool, which enables apprentices to complete both English and maths initial assessment in 30 minutes 

  • We offer a range of qualifications for a number of apprenticeship standards, from mandatory to those that are advisory and complement the delivery of particular apprenticeships  

  • Our Functional Skills qualifications have a market-leading 6-day results turnaround to maximise learner engagement, and offer on-demand and remotely invigilated assessment   

  • As one of the largest and most well-established EPAOs in the UK, we put provider and apprentice success at the heart of what we do to ensure the best possible outcomes and impact 

  • Our specialist team provides exceptional service to support you throughout the apprenticeship journey.  

EPA 2023 Award finalist

NCFE has been shortlisted for the Multi Standards
EPAO of the Year category in the EPA 2023 Awards.