Apprenticeships must be validated by an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO). Such as Notebook Assessment Services.

An EPAO must be a different to the apprenticeship provider and employers can select their EPAO of choice.
Step 1 - Choosing Your EPAO
It is the role of the EPAO to check that all of the Standards of the Apprenticeship have been met, and that the Apprentice posesses all of the Knowledge, Skills and Requirements expected.

Step 2 - Assigning you EPA Manager
We match you to your Personal EPA Manager who will guide you through the process, answer any questions you may have and ensure the process runs as smootly and efficiently as possible.
 Step 3 - Registration
Accounts are now set up on our Secure Learning Portal. This is where resources are uploaded and bookings are made for Apprentice interviews and knowledge and skills tests.
Step 4 - Going through Gateway'Gateway' is the term used for progressing the Apprentice to the End Point Assessment stage. Your EPA Manager will have agreed all of the steps and evidence requirements needed to get to this stage.
 Step 5 - Evidence uploads
Once the Apprentice passes through Gateway, End Point Assessment begins.

Evidence to support that the Apprentice has met the Apprenticeship Standards is uploaded to the Secure Learning Portal. 
Step 6 - Knowledge, Skills and BehavioursIn order to ensure the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour requirements have been met, bookings are made via the Secure Learning Portal for Portfolio Interviews and Tests where required.
 Step 7 - Results and Certification
Once all of the standards have been met the the Apprenticeship can be signed off as complete and Certification takes place.

 For more information about End Point Assessment, costs, or to discuss your requirements, please call Dean Green, 07881 252549, or use the Enquiry Form.
All apprentices must take an independent assessment at the end of their training to confirm they have achieved occupational competence. Employers can choose who carries out End Point Assessment and as a proveder with coverage across the UK, Notebook Assessment Services is well placed to be the EPA provider of choice.

Rigorous, robust and independent end-point assessment (EPA) is essential to give employers confidence that apprentices completing an apprenticeship standard can perform in the occupation they have been trained in and can demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs) set out in the occupational standard.

EPA can take a wide range of forms – it can include observation in the workplace, written tests of knowledge, interviews etc. It must include a minimum of two separate assessment methods.

Where Notebook Assessment Services is unique is in our personal approach. We match the Employer or Training Provider with a personal account manager. Your account manager is always available to provide advice, support and guidance throughout the process.