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Register of End-Point Assessment Organisations (RoEPAO)

Employers along with their training providers or employer providers select an approved End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) from the Register of End-Point Assessment Organisations (EPAOs) of their Apprentice Standard/Assessment Plan.

By clicking here, the employer/employee provider and/or training provider can see which EPAO is approved to deliver which Apprenticeship Assessment Plan

FutureQuals, like all other approved EPAOs must act in accordance with strict Conditions laid down by the Education & Skills Funding Agency. The latest copy can be found here.

Our EPAO Processes

We pride ourself on its very existence; a first class choice for your end-point assessment needs. Our approach to your apprentice employee is quite simple, we treat them as if they were our own employee, preparing their every step towards undertaking their end-point assessment.

End-point assessment is a process of ensuring that the apprentice (the learner) undertaking the Apprenticeship Standard has sufficient knowledge, skills and behaviours within their area of work as determined by the employer group, formerly known as the Trailblazer Group who designed the Apprenticeship Standard and Assessment Plan.

For further information on EPA processes and support for apprentices and employers including how to prepare for your end-point assessment can be found on the Support tab.

  • 1. Registration

    A batch registration is providing each apprentice with their own unique registration number, which is automatically provided to you by our supportive systems on successful upload. A contract for the provision of EPAO services must be in place to allow this part of the process to take place. A fee of £35 per apprentice applies here regardless of the Apprentice Standard/Assessment Plan level and overall EPA costs. The registration file should be uploaded on or around 90 days from the apprenticeship start date.

  • 2. Reservation

    The outstanding balance of the overall agreed EPA costs for the requested dates is settled to secure the booking and allow FutureQuals to proceed with confirming the arrangements with its End-point Assessors. Confirmation of required services, venue, dates, names of apprentices, names of LEPAs & EPAs are provided through our automated supportive booking systems. The reservation should be concluded on or around 90 days from the end date of the apprenticeship.

  • 3. Gateway Declaration

    Completion of the Gateway Declaration Form confirms that the employer and training provider is satisfied the stated apprentice(s) has fulfilled all requirements of the Apprentice Standard, including on program mandatory qualifications and attainment of the appropriate level for Maths & English. Providing a declaration of their apprentice meeting the gateway specified in the approved assessment plan is an important start to our process. FutureQuals in accordance with the ESFA Conditions will audit the evidence (ESFA Conditions section)

  • 4. Support Tools

    Alongside your confirmation is your very own online access code to our support tools, specifically designed to support your employee to prepare for their end-point assessment, in addition to tools that are posted out to the employer for onward distribution to the apprentice.

  • 5. Assessment

    Our team of independent end-point assessors, supported by a lead independent end-point assessor make reach their assessment decisions against the areas of the Apprenticeship Standard being assessed against the criteria within the approved Assessment Plan.

  • 6. Internal Quality Assurance

    Internal Quality Assurance is an integral part to our operational plan, ensuring that nothing less than first class service is provided to our customers throughout the end to end journey. Our customers are important to us, which is why we firmly believe that the apprentice, the employer, the provider and the Government are seen as our customers.

  • 7. Certification

    After passing all our internal validity checks your apprentice overall grading and other required data fields by the ESFA are uploaded into our secure SFTP certification account. These are then further validated and triangulated by your own data recorded in the apprentices Individual Learning Record (ILR). Should all aspects of this data check be successful, your apprenticeship certificates are posted directly to the employer to be awarded to the apprentice employee.