Data Technician End Point Assessment

Level 3

1st for EPA offers EPA for the level 3 Data Technician apprenticeship standard. Join us for full guidance, employer overviews, provider feedback and more. Register your interest

What does EPA involve for Data Technician?

The end point assessment, or EPA, for the Data Technician standard is made up of two components:

  1. Scenario Demonstrations with questioning
  2. Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio

EPA1: Scenario Demonstrations with questioning

The apprentice is given 2 scenarios complete with a data set. They are then given tasks to complete, whilst being observed by an assessor. 45 minutes are given for each scenario.

EPA 2: Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio

A portfolio of evidence is submitted at gateway. The discussion then takes place as a video call between the apprentice and assessor, lasting 60 minutes.

  • Remote EPA for EPA

    Remote EPA for Data Technician

    1st for EPA carry out assessment for the Data Technician standard remotely, using video calling. Full guidance and support will be provided.

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

  • Timescales for EPA

    Timescales for Data Technician EPA

    The EPA for the Data Technician standard should typically be completed within 3 months. Due to the nature of the assessment methods, apprentices can complete much sooner if they wish.

  • Assessment Plan for EPA

    Data Technician Assessment Plan

    To see the Data Technician apprenticeship details, visit the Institute for Apprenticeships website here (link opens in a new window):

    https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/data-technician-v1-0

    See the Data Technician Level 3 Assessment Plan

  • EPA Guidance

    Data Technician Guidance

    We provide:

    • Apprentice Toolkit
    • Portfolio Mapping

    We also run a training provider on-boarding session to run through the EPA process, timescales and best practice for Data Technician 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.

What does EPA cost for Data Technician?

Data Technician EPA is £950

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 for 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

  • We use ACE360

    to manage and schedule EPA

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