1st for EPA is on the Register of End Point Assessment Organisations (RoEPAO).
Our mission is to support apprentices to succeed in their apprenticeship. We do this by making the EPA process easy, providing apprentices with all the support needed to go through EPA and complete their apprenticeship.
By ensuring apprentices are fully equipped to carry out their role, we are supporting employers to create a workforce fit for the future.
Why choose us as your EPAO?
Here’s why employers and training providers choose 1st for EPA as their end point assessment organisation (EPAO):
Support and guidance
Full guidance and support is given to apprentices – We’ve created resources that prepare apprentices for EPA so they know what to expect and are ready for their final assessment.
Resource bank with guidance notes to support apprentices through end point assessment.
All our assessors are experts in the subject they assess. They understand the demands of the apprenticeship and the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to be successful.
Friendly team to answer all your questions.
We carry out end point assessment remotely wherever the Assessment Plan allows, meaning we work across the UK and can be flexible.
We claim your certificate
We claim the apprentice’s final certificate on completion of EPA.
How we work
When a training provider registers an apprentice with us, they are given a dedicated point of contact who will support the apprentice through EPA. We have a comprehensive resource bank and a friendly team to prepare every apprentice for EPA.
We make the EPA process simple, with guidance every step of the way for apprentices, training providers and employers.
How does EPA work?
The apprentice’s employer chooses an end point assessment organisation (EPAO), often with the help of their training provider.
The training provider registers the apprentice with the EPAO, giving an expected date for EPA.
The apprentice completes Gateway and schedules their EPA.
1st for EPA provides full support and guidance to help the apprentice prepare for EPA.
EPA is carried out with a qualified assessor.
1st for EPA carries out quality checks, then notifies the apprentice of their results and claims their completion certificate from the ESFA.
The standards we assess
HR Consultant/Partner End Point AssessmentLevel 5
1st for EPA offers End Point Assessment for Human Resources apprenticeships. We offer remote EPA for the HR Consultant/Partner apprenticeship standard. We have a team of experienced assessors and offer full support to help your apprentices succeed.
HR Support End Point AssessmentLevel 3
1st for EPA offers End Point Assessment for Human Resources apprenticeships, including the HR Support apprenticeship standard. We have developed support materials, giving apprentices all the tools they need to succeed.
Business Administrator End Point AssessmentLevel 3
1st for EPA offers End Point Assessment for the level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard. Our detailed guidance docs and friendly team offer support, giving apprentices all the tools they need to succeed in EPA.
Digital Marketer End Point AssessmentLevel 3
1st for EPA offers End Point Assessment for the Digital Marketer level 3 apprenticeship standard. We provide apprentices with all the guidance they need to succeed.