Data Technician End Point Assessment
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:
- Scenario Demonstrations with questioning
- 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 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 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.
Data Technician Assessment Plan
To see the Data Technician apprenticeship details, visit the Institute for Apprenticeships website here (link opens in a new window):
Data Technician Guidance
- 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.
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