Celebrating success with NCFE Apprenticeship Services

End-point assessment (EPA) is one of the biggest apprenticeship reforms of recent times. Learners are now assessed at the final stage of their apprenticeship through a collection of assessments, which are designed to ensure that skills are transferable across different organisations and respected industry-wide.

NCFE is partnered to work with over 130 training providers, colleges and employers in the UK, including companies like Virgin Trains and Greggs, to deliver EPA across a range of apprenticeship standards, and a number of apprentices have now successfully passed their assessments.

Dean Curry, Trainer Assessor at PETA Ltd, a private training provider, commented:

“The support from NCFE has made a big difference to us, highlighting the importance of having a good relationship with the EPA organisation as early as possible.

We’ve found NCFE to be very supportive throughout and they’ve provided some good resources to help make the process as straightforward as possible. We quickly developed a mutually beneficial relationship and worked together to achieve positive results for the apprentice, the employer and for PETA.”

David Gallagher, Managing Director of NCFE Apprenticeship Services, added:

“The new apprenticeship system provides a fantastic opportunity to help shape the education and training landscape for years to come. End-point assessment brings a new way of working for apprenticeships and NCFE is proud to be offering assessment services that will really improve the value and quality of apprenticeships, making a positive difference to thousands of learners in the process.”

NCFE is approved by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to deliver EPA across 18 apprenticeship standards. Next year, over 9,000 apprentices are expected to complete their EPA with NCFE across areas such as Adult Care, Health Care, Business Administration and Customer Service.

Find out more about EPA at www.ncfe.org.uk/end-point-assessment

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