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Assessment of Edge Hill University apprenticeships

Edge Hill University is an Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) approved end-point assessment organisation.

End Point Assessment (EPA)

EPA is the final stage of an apprenticeship programme. It’s a synoptic assessment of whether an apprentice has developed the skills, knowledge and behaviours outlined in the applicable apprenticeship standard from the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfATE). During a period called gateway, the employer and training provider decide if their apprentice is ready to complete EPA. More information about EPAs can be found on the website.

Who carries out EPA?

EPA is delivered on integrated higher and degree apprenticeship programmes by an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO). Here at Edge Hill University, we are both the training provider and the EPAO. Whilst EPA is integral to the programme, it is independent to the training to ensure impartiality.

Below are the current EHU (degree) apprenticeships with links to their Institute for Apprenticeships (IfATE) standards and End Point Assessment plans:

Edge Hill degree apprenticeshipsIfATE standards and EPA plans
Nursing AssociateNursing Associate standards and assessment plan
Registered NurseRegistered Nurse standards and assessment plan
Advanced Clinical PractitionerAdvanced Clinical Practitioner standards and assessment plan
Operating Department PractitionerOperating Department Practitioner standards and assessment plan

What happens after EPA?

As an apprentice, when you pass your EPA you successfully complete your apprenticeship and receive a dedicated apprenticeship certificate separate to your EHU programme award and graduation.

Governance of EPA

EPA is externally monitored by the Office for Students (OfS) to ensure it is timely, fair and consistent.

EHU EPA Policies & Guidance

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