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During Your Programme

Completing Your Apprenticeship

Gateway

Once you’ve completed your on-programme training you will go through Gateway. This is where we agree with you and your line manager that you have acquired the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Apprenticeship standard and are ready to undertake end point assessment.

End Point Assessment (EPA)

EPA is the process at the end of your programme for you to demonstrate to a third-party assessor that you have acquired knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSB’s) throughout your training set out in the Apprenticeship standard.

The EPA will be carried out by an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO). The EPAO is an impartial organisation which takes responsibility for the final assessment of the apprentice against the requirements of their apprenticeship.

Your Assessment

During EPA, you will complete the following:

You will be observed by an independent assessor completing 2 scenario demonstrations, relavent to your normal sphere of work. The scenario demonstrations with questioning will each take 45 minutes.

One scenario will require you to conduct data gathering operations, and the other will require data analysis and validation operations. At the beginning of each scenario, you will be given a scenario description accompanied by annexes containing any relevant documentation e.g. on data source locations, data set content descriptions, context on data provenance and purpose.

The independent assessor can ask questions throughout the scenario demonstrations and at the end.

This is a 60 minute in-depth two-way conversation between the independent assessor and apprentice. It allows you to evidence how you have met the KSBs for the apprenticeship standard. The discussion is underpinned by a portfolio of evidence, that you will complete during your apprenticeship.

Resources for End Point Assessment

Read the guide from the IFA

There are templates and further docs available in OneFile under Resources/Junior Data Analyst/EPA preparation materials.

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