PR and Communications Assistant End Point Assessment
1st for EPA offers End Point Assessment for the Public Relations and Communications Assistant level 4 apprenticeship standard. We provide full guidance to support apprentices, employers and training providers through EPA. Register your interest
What does Public Relations and Communications Assistant EPA involve?
The end point assessment, or EPA, for the Public Relations and Communications Assistant standard is made up of two components:
- Multiple choice knowledge test
- Work-based project, involving a report, presentation and questioning
EPA 1: The multiple choice knowledge test
Apprentices complete a multiple choice test online. The test contains 30 questions, with 4 possible answers each. Apprentices will have 1 hour to complete the test. The test will be invigilated and recorded.
EPA 2: Work-based project
The apprentice will carry out a real project for their employer, with the aim to increase awareness and interest in, or on behalf of, a
client. Apprentices will submit a 2500 word report on their project, then give a 10-minute presentation followed by 25-minute questioning with an assessor.
Full guidance and resources will be provided by 1st for EPA, including a PR and Communications Assistant Toolkit that details the end point assessment and how to prepare for it.
Assessment Plan for PR and Communications Assistant
To see the PR and Communications Assistant apprenticeship details, visit the Institute for Apprenticeships website here (link opens in a new window):
1st for EPA carry out remote assessment for the PR and Communications Assistant apprenticeship standard. Our remote EPA model allows us to offer flexibility, working with apprentices throughout England.
PR and Communications Assistant Guidance
- Apprentice Toolkit: full guidance on what to expect and how to prepare for EPA
- Employer overview showing what EPA involves
- Two mock knowledge tests
- Project Proposal template
- Example of a completed project proposal
- 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 PR and Communications Assistant 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 PR and Communications Assistant?
Our cost for the PR and Communications Assistant apprenticeship standard’s end point assessment is £1600.
Resits are priced according to which component needs to be repeated.
If a re-take is needed, this is charged at the full fee of £1600.
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