Junior Content Producer End Point Assessment
1st for EPA offers End Point Assessment for the Junior Content Producer level 3 apprenticeship standard. We support apprentices and training providers with all the guidance they need to succeed in their EPA. Register your interest
What does Junior Content Producer EPA involve?
The end point assessment, or EPA, for the Junior Content Producer standard is made up of three components:
- Workplace observation
- Set brief test
- Professional discussion
EPA 1: The workplace observation
An assessor will observe the apprentice carrying out their usual duties. 1st for EPA provide guidance so the apprentice and employer can prepare and have appropriate tasks available. Due to a Covid flexibility, the observation may be carried out remotely, using video call. The apprentice may work from home.
EPA 2: Set brief test
The purpose of the test is to see how the apprentice responds to a client brief. A set brief will be given, and the apprentice will have a choice of two content creation tasks. They will have 3 hours to prepare, then 1 hour to pitch their response to the assessor.
EPA 3: Professional discussion
The professional discussion is a one-to-one discussion between the apprentice and assessor. The assessor will ask about the apprentice’s work, including that shown in the apprentice’s portfolio.
Full guidance and resources will be provided by 1st for EPA, including a Junior Content Producer Toolkit that details the end point assessment and how to prepare for it.
Assessment Plan for Junior Content Producer
To see the Junior Content Producer apprenticeship details, visit the Institute for Apprenticeships website here (link opens in a new window):
The Junior Content Producer apprenticeship standard can be assessed remotely at the moment due to a Covid flexibility. This will be in place until at least 31 March 2021, and will then be reviewed.
- Apprentice Toolkit
- Portfolio mapping document
- Employer guide: Preparing for the Workplace Observation
We also run a training provider on-boarding session to run through the EPA process, timescales and best practice for Junior Content Producer 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 Junior Content Producer?
Our cost for the Junior Content Producer apprenticeship standard’s end point assessment is £1800.
Discounts may be negotiated where remote assessment is possible or where multiple apprentices are being assessed.
Resits are priced according to which component needs to be repeated.
If a re-take is needed, this is charged at the full fee.
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