Senior People Professional End Point Assessment

Level 7

End Point Assessment for the Senior People Professional apprenticeship. We have experienced EPA assessors and full support to help your apprentices succeed. Register your interest

What does EPA involve for Senior People Professional?

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 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 for EPA

    Remote EPA for Senior People Professional

    1st for EPA carry out assessment for the Senior People Professional standard remotely.

    Because we offer remote EPA, we work with apprentices throughout England and offer flexible scheduling.

  • Timescales for EPA

    Timescales for Senior People Professional

    The EPA period for this standard is typically 4 months.

  • Assessment Plan for EPA

    Assessment Plan for Senior People Professional

    To see the SPP apprenticeship details, visit the Institute for Apprenticeships website here (link opens in a new window):

    See the Senior People Professional Level 7 Assessment Plan

  • EPA Guidance

    Senior People Professional Guidance

    We provide an Apprentice Toolkit and full guidance for EPA.

    We also run a training provider on-boarding session to run through the EPA process, timescales and best practice for Senior People Professional 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 Senior People Professional?

EPA for this apprenticeship standard is £1950

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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 for 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

  • We use ACE360

    to manage and schedule EPA

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