Business Analyst EPA

Level 4

We provide Business Analyst EPA for version 1.1 of the level 4 apprenticeship standard. Our independent assessors are professional business analysts with extensive experience in the field. 1st for EPA works with training providers and employers to help your apprentices succeed. The role of a Business Analyst appeals to employers in all sectors. As a leading end point assessment organisation (EPAO), we support providers and apprentices through the EPA process. If you have Business Analyst apprentices, book a chat today to find out what support we offer. Speak to us

Business Analyst EPAO – 1st for EPA

At 1st for EPA we offer a range of comprehensive End Point Assessment (EPA) services in England. As an esteemed End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO), we pride ourselves on delivering top-of-the-range assessments that have been tailored to meet the unique needs of various industries. So if you’re looking for exceptional EPAO services for Business Analyst apprenticeships, you’re in the right place.

We understand the critical role that a Business Analyst will provide when it comes to promoting organisational success through effective analysis, strategy formulation, and problem-solving. This is why we offer Business Analyst End Point Assessments, they ensure that apprentices demonstrate proficiency in key competencies that are essential for growth, especially in such a dynamic field.

Our Business Analyst End Point Assessment covers essential areas such as:

Business Analysis Techniques: Assessing apprentices’ ability to apply a range of techniques to analyse and understand business process models, requirements, and stakeholders’ needs effectively.

Requirement Elicitation and Management: Evaluating apprentices’ capability to gather, document, and manage requirements efficiently, ensuring alignment with organisational objectives.

Data Analysis and Interpretation: Testing apprentices’ skills in collecting, analysing business processes, and interpreting data to derive valuable insights for informed decision-making.

Solution Evaluation and Implementation: Assessing apprentices’ proficiency in evaluating potential solutions, identifying optimal strategies, and supporting successful implementation.

Communication and Stakeholder Engagement: Evaluating apprentices’ communication skills and their ability to engage with diverse business and technical stakeholders to ensure clarity, consensus, and effective collaboration throughout the project lifecycle, helping to achieve successful business outcomes.

What’s involved in Business Analyst end point assessment?

The end point assessment for Business Analyst has two components. At 1st for EPA, we provide detailed guidance and resources for all assessment methods:

  1. Project proposal with presentation and questioning
  2. Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

EPA 1: Project proposal with presentation and questioning

For the first part of the end point assessment for the Business Analyst apprenticeship standard, apprentices are asked to write a proposal for a project that would benefit their organisation. They are asked to submit a 5,000-word written proposal, deliver a 15-minute presentation and then have 30-minute question time with the assessor.

EPA 2: Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

Apprentices are asked to submit a portfolio of evidence at gateway. This supports the professional discussion, which will be conducted by video call, one-to-one between the apprentice and assessor. It will last 60 minutes.

EPA Details for Business Analyst Apprenticeship Standard

EPA for Business Analyst is complex, and 1st for EPA provides a detailed toolkit to support apprentices through every stage. We also have an overview for employers, and support for training providers. Every apprentice receives full feedback on how they performed in EPA, regardless of the final grade achieved. To see why we’re the fastest-growing EPAO, please get in touch and we’ll show you everything we offer.

  • Remote EPA

    Remote assessment for Business Analyst

    At 1st for EPA, we carry out remote EPA for Business Analysts. We provide flexible scheduling with short lead times for bookings. We work with employers and apprentices across England.

  • Timescales for EPA

    Timescales for Business Analyst EPA

    The EPA period for the Business Analyst standard is typically up to 5 months, though apprentices can complete sooner if they wish.

    The project must be completed within 6 weeks from approval, with the presentation delivery, questioning and professional discussion taking place 2 weeks later.

  • Assessment Plan for EPA

    Assessment Plan for Business Analyst

    You can view the Business Analyst assessment plan here. Alternatively, you can also read the apprenticeship details by visiting the Institute for Apprenticeships website. If you have any further questions on the assessment process or details included, book a 30-minute chat with our team today.

  • EPA Guidance

    Guidance available

    At 1st for EPA, we go above and beyond to provide our clients with a full Apprentice Toolkit, as well as offering a training provider onboarding session and regular updates. This allows us to run through the assessment process, timescales and best practices for Business Analyst EPA.

  • Business Analyst Apprenticeship FAQs

    Learn more about the end point assessments we provide and the Business Analyst apprenticeship standard in our frequently asked questions. If your query has not been addressed here, please contact us. Our team at 1st for EPA are available to answer any questions in a 30-minute chat to learn more about the service we offer.

How does EPA work?

  • The training provider recommends an EPAO, often with input from the employer.

  • 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 emails the apprentice their results and claims their completion certificate from the ESFA.

What does EPA cost for Business Analyst?

The cost of an end point assessment for the role of the Business Analyst apprenticeship standard is £1650.

EPAO for Business Analyst Apprentices

Why Choose 1st for EPA for Your Business Analyst EPAO Needs?

Expertise: Our team includes a number of experienced professionals who have extensive experience in business analysis and assessment methodologies, which also ensures a high-quality evaluation and validation of the apprentices’ skills.

Tailored Assessment: We understand that every organisation has unique requirements. This is why we offer flexible assessment solutions that have been tailored to your specific business context and apprenticeship program.

Robust Evaluation Framework: Our Business Analyst End Point Assessment is built upon a robust framework that adheres to industry standards and best practices, providing reliable insights into an apprentices’ competency levels.

Personalised Support: From initial consultation to post-assessment guidance, our dedicated team is committed to providing personalised support every step of the way, ensuring a seamless and rewarding experience for both apprentices and employers.

Continuous Improvement: We continually refine and update our assessment methodologies to reflect the evolving needs of the industry, ensuring that our services remain at the forefront of excellence.

Partner with 1st for EPA today and empower your apprentices to excel as proficient and certified Business Analysts, supporting them to deliver business improvements. Contact us to learn more about our Business Analyst End Point Assessment services and how we can help you!


How we make EPA easy

Here’s why employers and training providers choose 1st for EPA as their end point assessment organisation (EPAO):

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    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

  • EPA Guidance

    Resource bank

    Resource bank with guidance notes to support apprentices through end point assessment

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    Experienced assessors

    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 icon

    Friendly team

    Friendly team to answer all your questions

  • Remote EPA

    Remote EPA

    We carry out end point assessment remotely wherever the Assessment Plan allows, meaning we work across the UK and can be flexible

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    Secure system

    to manage and schedule EPA

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