End-point assessment

With over 70 years of experience, we can support you in navigating end-point assessment (EPA).


NCFE is one of the few organisations approved by the Skills Funding Agency to deliver EPA and offers the following standards under the CACHE portfolio:


  •   Adult Care Worker
  •   Lead Adult Care Worker
  •   Healthcare Support Worker
  •   Healthcare Assistant Practitioner
  •   Dental Practice Manager
  •   Dental Nurse

Our team of experienced assessment professionals will work with you to offer a full EPA service, including designing, developing and delivering quality and robust assessments, which fits with the specific needs of your sector.


Our service is flexible and responsive, allowing us to offer bespoke assessment services to meet your requirements.


What is end-point assessment?


End-point assessment (EPA) signifies one of the biggest apprenticeship reforms in recent times, and will constitute a large part of the new Trailblazer approach. An EPA is a collection of assessments that offers confirmation of knowledge, skills and behaviours (known as KSBs) for a particular role. It takes place once the apprenticeship training has been completed, and the apprentice is deemed ready for EPA. The EPA must be achieved before an apprenticeship certificate can be issued.


This approach stems from the 2013 government-commissioned Richard Review into apprenticeships, which called for an end to continuous assessment – in favour of an external assessment that more accurately reflected a learner is capabilities and readiness for a particular role. 


What is more, the independent nature of the assessment is designed to ensure that skills are transferable across different organisations and respected industry-wide.


Contact Us


Contact our EPA team for advice, guidance or to discuss your particular requirements on 0191 240 8950 or email [email protected].​