The End Point Assessment (EPA) Process
Throughout the apprenticeship NSAN will be on hand to help with advice and guidance for employers, providers and apprentices to ensure a smooth process and to help towards a successful outcome.
Selecting NSAN as an EPAO
The first step an employer should take is to contact NSAN, initially to discuss needs, followed by a formal request for EPA. Once the EPA details and costs are agreed, the employer will formally notify their apprenticeship provider to ask them to contract with NSAN.
The provider must put a contract in place with NSAN for the EPA of the employer’s apprentices. This will also include the transfer of apprentice details and evidence and the agreed EPA fee will be paid.
Confirming readiness for EPA
At gateway the provider and employer will be required to confirm an apprentice is ready for EPA and must provide NSAN with any evidence for mandatory training or qualifications specified in the apprenticeship standard.
Registration of apprentices for EPA methods
The provider must give NSAN the personal details of an apprentice, so they can be registered for the EPA and to enable certification on successful completion.
The venues to hold the EPA methods will be agreed between NSAN, the provider and employer and, where possible, these will be at the employer’s site, provider’s site or another nearby location to minimise the disruption to the apprentices’ work commitments and travel required.
Registration for the 2019 written exams, which are held by PAA/VQ-SET, close on the following dates:
- 10 January 2019
- 18 April 2019
- 5 September 2019
EPA method outcomes
NSAN will inform the provider on the outcome of EPA methods, for the provider to advise the apprentice and their employer. Any remedial action is to be agreed with the employer before re-sits are scheduled.
NSAN will apply for the apprentice's certificate, which confirms the apprenticeship has been achieved. The certificate will be sent directly to the employer’s stated address.
For information about the End Point Assessment service NSAN can provide to your organisation, contact us NuclearEPAO@nsan.co.uk
To request NSAN to be the EPAO for your apprentices complete the EPA request form below.