End-point assessment (EPA) is the final stage of an apprenticeship. It is an impartial assessment of whether your apprentice has developed the skills, knowledge and behaviours outlined in the apprenticeship standard.
Assessments are designed by employers in the sector and are conducted by independent bodies known as end-point assessment organisations (EPAOs).
It's important that your provider selects an EPAO as early into the apprenticeship as possible, unless the employer wishes to do so, to ensure that your apprentice fully understands the assessment criteria and how they will be assessed.
As well as successfully completing the EPA, your apprentice may need to complete, and pass, several additional requirements before completion of the apprenticeship. This might include mandatory English and maths qualifications.
Once all elements of the apprenticeship are completed, the apprentice will receive their apprenticeship certificate.