Information Communications Technician End Point Assessment

Level 3

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


What does EPA involve for Information Communications Technician?

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

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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 the gateway. The discussion then takes place as a video call between the apprentice and assessor, lasting 60 minutes.

Information Communications Technician EPAO

Here at 1st For EPA we are your trusted partner for Information Communications Technician End Point Assessment (EPA). As a leading End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) in England, we specialise in providing comprehensive and reliable assessment services that have been tailored to match the needs and specifications of Data Technician apprenticeships including structured and unstructured data, legal and ethical principles within data and how to present data securely.

Why Choose 1st For EPA as your Information Communications Technician EPAO?

Expertise in Information Communications Technician Assessment: At 1st For EPA, we understand the needed skills and knowledge required for a successful career as a Data Technician. Our team of assessors and experts are experienced in the specific competencies that are needed by the role, ensuring your apprentices receive accurate and effective assessments.

Comprehensive Assessment Process: Our Information Communications Technician End Point Assessment process is designed to evaluate apprentices across various criteria, including data analysis, database management, and data security. We ensure that apprentices are thoroughly tested in all relevant skills and knowledge areas.

Flexible Assessment Solutions: We understand that every employer and apprentice may have unique requirements. That’s why we offer flexible assessment solutions tailored to your specific needs. Whether you prefer assessments, remote evaluations, or a combination of both, we can accommodate your preferences.

Regulatory Compliance: 1st For EPA is fully accredited and regulated by Ofqual in England and you can trust that our assessments will match the highest standards and meet all regulatory requirements.

Seamless Administration: We take the hassle out of EPA administration and our user-friendly online platform will simplify the scheduling and management of assessments, providing a smooth experience for both employers and apprentices.

Key Services for Information Communications Technician EPA

Assessment Planning: Our experts will work closely with employers and apprentices to develop a standardised assessment plan that aligns with the specific Information Communications Technician Standard.

Remote Assessments: We offer the flexibility to conduct assessments on-site at your workplace or remotely, ensuring minimal disruption to your apprentices’ daily routines.

Feedback and Support: We provide feedback to apprentices on their performance.

Quality Assurance: Our robust quality assurance processes guarantee that our assessments are consistent, fair, and reliable.

Choose 1st for EPA for Information Communications Technician End Point Assessment

If you’re ready to take the next step in securing the future of your Information Communications Technician apprentices, get in touch with 1st for EPA today. We’re committed to supporting the success of apprentices and ensuring they meet the industry standards for Information Communications Technicians.

Ensure your apprentices are well-prepared and assessed by the best in the industry. Choose 1st for EPA for Information Communications Technician EPA services that make a difference. As your dedicated partner for Information Communications Technician End Point Assessment in England, we will combine expertise, flexibility, and regulatory compliance to deliver assessments with great customer service. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can support your Information Communications Technician apprentices on their journey to success.


  • Remote EPA

    Remote EPA for Information Communications Technician

    1st for EPA carry out assessment for the Information Communications 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 Information Communications Technician EPA

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

  • Assessment Plan for EPA

    Information Communications Technician Assessment Plan

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

    See the Data Technician Level 3 Assessment Plan

  • EPA Guidance

    Information Communications 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 practices for Information Communications Technician 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 Information Communications Technician?

Information Communications Technician EPA is £TBC

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):

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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

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    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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