For Apprenticeship standards with an integrated End Point Assessment (EPA), the University is responsible for the delivery of the EPA, and is required to apply to the ESFA to become an approved EPA Organisation (EPAO). The EPA must be administered by staff who are independent from the team responsible for development and delivery of the main academic programme.
For Apprenticeship standards with non-integrated EPAs, the University is required to use an ESFA approved external organisation to deliver the EPA. A tendering process is in place to select from the approved EPAOs on the ESFA register. Further details about the delivery of EPA services can be found on the University's Apprenticeships web pages.