Junior Content Producer End Point Assessment

Level 3

1st for EPA offers End Point Assessment for the Junior Content Producer level 3 apprenticeship standard.Guidance, feedback and mocks are available to support apprentices, employers, and training providers.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:

  1. Workplace observation
  2. Set brief test
  3. 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. The observation may be carried out remotely, using video call, if the employer requires. The apprentice may work from home if this is how they usually work.

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 EPA

    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):


    See the Junior Content Producer Level 3 Assessment Plan

    The Junior Content Producer apprenticeship standard can be assessed remotely at the employer’s request.

  • EPA Guidance

    Junior Content Producer Guidance

    We provide:

    • Apprentice Toolkit: full guidance on what to expect and how to prepare for EPA
    • Employer overview showing what EPA involves
    • Employer guide: Preparing for the Workplace Observation
    • Portfolio mapping document
    • Mock Set Brief Test
    • Blog with regular advice articles
    • Regular feedback for training providers to share areas for improvement, which can feed into your Quality Improvement Plan (QIP).

    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 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 Junior Content Producer?

Our cost for the Junior Content Producer apprenticeship standard’s end point assessment is £1750 remote/£2070 with on-site observation.

Resits are priced according to which component needs to be repeated.

If a re-take is needed, this is charged at the full fee.

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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