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Highfield Level 3 End Point Apprenticeship Assessor (EPA) Qualification – Distance learning for Independent Assessors currently undertaking End Point Assessments

Best for Training is offering this Qfqual Accredited EPA qualification as a distance course for independent assessors who are currently undertaking end point assessments. This distance learning model has been approved by the awarding organisation, Highfield.

There is a great demand for Independent Assessors to undertake apprenticeship End Point Assessments. With a Government target of 3 million apprentices, every new apprentice must have an End Point Assessment.  It’s clear there is a rapidly growing need for suitable people to become Independent End Point Assessors. This is a fantastic development opportunity for any independent  assessor looking to expand their employment prospects and accredit their skills.

The distance option has been designed to support independent assessors to gain a recognised Ofqual qualification to identify their skills and knowledge in undertaking end point assessment. It will also support new independent assessors to gain further understanding and knowledge about end point assessment processes.

You will provide evidence of the skills required of an Independent Assessor and the practice and process of End Point Assessment.  The course will provide specific knowledge and skills for those who would like to gain a more specialised understanding of EPA processes and practices.  It will support you to understand and use EPA principles and practices to assess an apprentice against an apprenticeship standard.

The Award has 1 unit which must be fully completed to gain the qualification

  • The Principles and Practices of End-Point Assessment

This qualification is assessed by the following method:

  • The qualification consists of knowledge and skills assessments. The knowledge is assessed by the completion of an assignment consisting of 14 knowledge questions. Learners demonstrate their skills  by submitted anonymised work product evidence and reflective accounts.

Those who are already Independent EPA Assessors and want a certificate to accredit their existing skills.

You are expected to complete your award one calendar month from enrolment.

Qualification: Highfield Level 3 Award in Undertaking End-Point Assessment (RQF)

One mandatory unit: The Principles and Practices of End-Point Assessment – Level 3 (6 credits)

Learning outcomes:

1. Understand the principles and practices of end-point assessment as part of an apprenticeship standard.

2. Understand different types and methods of end-point assessment.

3. Know how to plan end-point assessments in line with the apprenticeship standard and assessment plan.

4. Be able to make end-point assessment decisions.

5: Understand quality assurance of the end point assessment process

The price includes:

  • Highly qualified assessors who are Independent EPA Assessors and also EPA IQA’s
  • Course materials
  • Online support
  • Registration and certification
  • Postage of certificates

This qualification will enable you to apply to be an Independent End Point Assessor EPA with EPA Organisations. You can use the certificate to demonstrate your current CPD, skills and knowledge. As a more experienced Independent Assessor, you could consider applying for team leader and internal quality assurer roles within end point assessment organisations.

Sam Sutton and Anne Horn are both IQA’s and Independent End Point Assessors for a number of large End Point Assessment organisations and have been involved in the pilot implementation of EPA assessments for the new Apprenticeship standards.

Julie Train is currently working nationally with several large End Point Assessor Organisations as an Independent Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer. Julie is an experienced tutor, assessor and IQA and has a wealth of experience and knowledge around apprenticeship delivery including the new apprenticeship standards and quality assurance. Julie has excellent knowledge and experience of apprenticeship employer engagement and  business development.

Our assessors are highly experienced and knowledgeable in the changes within the apprenticeship sector and have received incredible feedback from other learners who have achieved their qualification via this distance learning model.

Sam and Anne have many years of experience successfully delivering apprenticeships and delivering high quality training. They also deliver Assessor, Internal Quality Assurance qualifications and Initial Teacher Training.  They write resources for Awarding Organisations and are External Quality Assurers. As former Ofsted Inspectors, Sam and Anne also provide consultancy services to colleges and apprenticeship training providers to prepare for Ofsted inspections and monitoring visits.

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2 reviews for Highfield Level 3 End Point Apprenticeship Assessor (EPA) Qualification – Distance learning for Independent Assessors currently undertaking End Point Assessments

  1. 5 out of 5


    This was a great way for me to do the qualification. It took me three weeks. Sam was realLy helpful when I pestered her for help. I got the certificate a week later too.

    Great service

    Thank you

  2. 5 out of 5


    What a thoroughly professional and supportive approach from the centre. I very much enjoyed working through the unit, confident that guidance was there should I need it.

    I am so pleased this qualification is available in this format and will be recommending it as much as I can. It is the way forward!

    Thank you so much.

    • :

      Thank you so much for your feedback Caroline – it was a pleasure working with you.

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Duration 1 month
Level Level 3
Awarding Organisation Highfield
Distance learning For Independent Assessors currently undertaking End Point Assessments
Secure Your Place Pay a £115 deposit, £115 final payment
Price £230.00

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