Senior People Professional EPA

Level 7

1st for EPA offers Senior People Professional End Point Assessment for the level 7 apprenticeship standard. We have experienced EPA assessors and offer support, guidance, blogs, and videos, to help apprentices succeed.Register your interest

What does the Senior People Professional EPA involve?

The end point assessment, or EPA, for the Senior People Professional standard has two elements. These are:

  1. Professional discussion, underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
  2. Project proposal, presentation and questioning

Full guidance and resources will be provided by 1st for EPA.

EPA 1: Professional Discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence

This discussion is based largely on the portfolio of learning that the apprentice creates while on programme and submits at gateway. The  professional discussion itself is carried out by video call, one-to-one between the apprentice and assessor. It will last around 2 hours.

EPA 2: Project proposal, presentation and questioning

The project will be an extensive piece of work carried out based on a real business need. Apprentices must write a 7,000 word report, deliver a 20 minute presentation and then undergo 40 minute questioning with an assessor.


Full guidance will be provided by 1st for EPA.

  • Remote EPA

    Our Senior People Professional EPA is fully remote

    1st for EPA carries out end point assessment for the Senior People Professional standard remotely. We work with apprentices throughout England and offer flexible scheduling to make it accessible for all apprentices.

  • Timescales for EPA

    Senior People Professional EPA Timescales

    The EPA period for this standard is typically 4 months.  Throughout the course of these 4 months, apprentices will be required to complete both their project proposal and presentation, before delivering the presentation and undergoing questioning with the assessor.

  • Assessment Plan for EPA

    Senior People Professional Assessment Plan

    If you wish to learn more about the SPP apprenticeship and assessment plan, you can access full details of the SPP apprenticeship standard by visiting the Institute for Apprenticeships website. You can also view further information and guidance regarding SPP EPA in the Senior People Professional Level 7 Assessment Plan.

  • EPA Guidance

    Senior People Professional EPA Guidance

    We provide an Apprentice Toolkit and full guidance for EPA. We also run a training provider onboarding session to run through the EPA process, timescales, and best practice for Senior People Professional 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.

How much does the Senior People Professional EPA cost?

The cost of EPA for the SPP apprenticeship standard is £2150. There will be additional fees for any apprentices who are required to resit or retake the end point assessment. You can get in touch with a member of the 1st for EPA team to go through resit and retake fees.


Find out more and register your interest

If you are interested in how we can help you with your apprenticeship end point assessment, then don’t hesitate to book a 30 minute chat with one of our experts. Our 1st for EPA team will be able to help you with any questions you have about the end point assessment process or any of our other apprenticeship EPA services.


Senior People Professional EPA FAQs


Is a level 7 Senior People Person apprenticeship equivalent to a Master’s?

Yes. Any level 7 apprenticeship is equivalent to a Master’s degree in that subject. Apprenticeships are a great way to get real life experience in the senior people person job role while completing your training and end point assessment.

What industry can I work in after completing my SPP end point assessment?

The senior people person role can be found in any industry in both public and private sectors. Any company with a workforce can benefit from someone in an SPP role  

What skills will apprentices need to pass their Senior People Person EPA?

In order to pass their SPP end point assessment, apprentices will need to demonstrate a number of skills and qualities, from critical thinking and organisation to design and creativity. This can be shown through their completion of the final presentation and project.

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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