Completing Your Apprenticeship


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:

60 minute multiple choice test, with 25 fact based questions to answer.

A 2 hour workplace observation carried out by an independent assessor at the apprentice’s usual workplace.

This provides the opportunity for the apprentice to demonstrate core and specific Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours as required by the standard. It tests the apprentice’s knowledge and skills developed in taking photographs or printing photographic content, manipulating these assets and then storing the completed content correctly.

A 60 minute structured discussion with an independent assessor. A Portfolio of Evidence is used to inform questioning during the interview. The portfolio will contain 10 pieces of evidence. It is used to bring to life the apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviours as required during questioning by the independent assessor.

Resources for End Point Assessment

Further files are available in OneFile in the Resources section under Photographic Assistant / EPA docs. 

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