Data Engineer End Point Assessment

Level 5

1st for EPA assesses the level 5 Data Engineer apprenticeship standard.Choose the leading digital EPAO for full guidance, webinars and resources.Register your interest

What does EPA involve for Data Engineer?

The end point assessment, or EPA, for Data Engineer involves:

  1. Project Evaluation Report, Presentation and Questions
  2. Professional Discussion

EPA 1: Project Evaluation Report, Presentation and Questions

The project will be a significant piece of work that has a real business benefit and application. The agreed project will present a typical business task, appropriate for demonstrating the skills and knowledge of the standard.

The written project will be 3,500 words long. The presentation typically lasts 20 minutes, and the questioning 30 minutes.

EPA 2: Professional Discussion

The professional discussion is a structured, two-way conversation, lasting 80 minutes. It takes place by video call, between the apprentice and the assessor.


1st for EPA provides full guidance on preparing for end point assessment.

Data Engineer EPA

  • Remote EPA

    Remote EPA for Data Engineer

    1st for EPA carry out assessment for the Data Engineer standard remotely. The presentation, questioning and professional discussion take place by video call. Guidance is provided by our friendly team.

    Our remote EPA model allows us to offer flexible booking for apprentices throughout England.

  • Timescales for EPA

    Timescales for Data Engineer EPA

    EPA for Data Engineer should typically take 4 months to complete.

  • Assessment Plan for EPA

    Data Engineer Assessment Plan

    To see the Data Engineer apprenticeship details, visit the Institute for Apprenticeships website. These links open in new windows:


    See the Data Engineer Assessment Plan


  • EPA Guidance

    Data Engineer Guidance

    • We provide:
      • Qualification Specification
      • Apprentice Resource Pack
      • Portfolio Mapping
      • Proposal Scope Template
      • Detailed guidance and videos
    • We run a training provider on-boarding session to run through the EPA process, timescales and best practices for Data Engineer EPA.

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 Data Engineer?

EPA for this apprenticeship standard is £1450.

Get in touch for resit and re-take fees.

What’s the difference between a resit and a re-take?

How we make EPA easy

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

  • Support icon

    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

  • Experienced assessors icon

    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

  • Certificate icon

    Secure system

    To manage and schedule EPA

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