Each apprenticeship standard will have an associated assessment plan, which will set out how the EPA should be carried out. The EPA may either be:
- integrated into the degree qualification, which means that the University carries out the training as well as the EPA. However, the Assessment Plans for apprenticeships with integrated EPAs require that such EPAs must only be carried out by staff who have not been involved in delivering the training to Brookes apprentices.
- assessed independently by a third party end point assessment organisation, which must be on the Register of End Point Assessment Organisations for the appropriate standard. The Head of UK Partnerships & Apprenticeships can advise on the selection of the EPA provider.
The University may apply to be an independent EPA organisation for a particular standard, where it has the appropriate expertise. In respect of point 3.1a above, the University must be on the Register of End Point Assessment Organisations for the relevant standard; and in relation to 3.1b, where Brookes is also a training provider for the same apprenticeship standard, it must not carry out the EPA for any apprentices that it has trained.