Marketing Manager End Point Assessment
1st for EPA offers Marketing Manager End Point Assessment for the level 6 apprenticeship standard. We support employers and training providers to help their apprentices succeed. Register your interest
What does Marketing Manager EPA involve?
The end point assessment, or EPA, for the Marketing Manager standard is made up of two components:
- Project showcase, involving the creation of a marketing plan
- Professional discussion
EPA 1: Project showcase
The apprentice must create a marketing plan based on a real need of their employer organisation. The showcase requires apprentices to submit a 4000 word report, then take part in a 20 minute presentation and 30 minute Q&A session with a trained assessor.
EPA 2: Professional discussion
This is a 70 minute discussion between the apprentice and the assessor, carried out via video call. The discussion will typically include 5 competency-based questions and 5 scenario-based questions.
Full guidance and resources will be provided by 1st for EPA, including a Marketing Manager Toolkit that details the end point assessment and how to prepare for it. Both the showcase and professional discussion will be recorded.
Assessment Plan for Marketing Manager
To see the Marketing Manager apprenticeship details, visit the Institute for Apprenticeships website here (link opens in a new window):
1st for EPA carry out remote assessment for the Marketing Manager apprenticeship standard. Our remote EPA model allows us to offer flexibility, working with apprentices throughout England.
- Apprentice Toolkit: full guidance on what to expect and how to prepare for EPA
- Employer overview showing what EPA involves
- Project Plan template
- Example of a completed project plan
- Project Report Front Sheet and Mapping
- 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 Marketing Manager 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 Marketing Manager?
Our cost for the Marketing Manager apprenticeship standard’s end point assessment is £1300.
Resits are priced according to which component(s) need to be repeated.
If a re-take is needed, this is charged at the full fee of £1300.
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