Data Analyst End Point Assessment
1st for EPA assesses the level 4 Data Analyst apprenticeship standard. Full guidance, templates and toolkits are available. Register your interest
What does EPA involve for Data Analyst?
There are two versions of end point assessment for Data Analyst, depending on when you started.
Apprentices who started their apprenticeship before 1st June 2021 will be on v1.0 unless their training provider has moved them onto v1.1. Apprentices who started on or after 1st June 2021 will be on version 1.1. Check with your training provider if you’re not sure which version you’re on.
EPA for Data Analyst v1.0 involves:
- Portfolio of work
- Employer reference
- Project, lasting 1 week
- Interview, lasting 2 hours.
EPA for Data Analyst v1.1 involves:
- Project with presentation and questioning, including a 3,500 word report, 20 min presentation and 20 min questioning
- Professional discussion with portfolio, lasting 1 hour.
Remote EPA for Data Analyst
1st for EPA carry out assessment for the Data Analyst standard remotely, using video calling. Guidance is provided by our friendly team.
Our remote EPA model allows us to offer flexible booking for apprentices throughout England.
Timescales for Data Analyst EPA
EPA for Data Analyst should typically take 3 months to complete.
Data Analyst Assessment Plan
To see the Data Analyst apprenticeship details, visit the Institute for Apprenticeships website. These links open in new windows:
Data Analyst v1.0
Data Analyst v1.1
Data Analyst Guidance
We provide an Apprentice Toolkit with full details on the EPA, what to expect and how to prepare.
For employers, there’s an Employer Overview.
We run a training provider on-boarding session to run through the EPA process, timescales and best practice for Data Analyst EPA.
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.
How we make EPA easy
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 use ACE360
to manage and schedule EPA