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Apprenticeship Standards and End Point Assessments (EPA)

Apprenticeships are changing

BIIAB Apprenticeships provide fantastic opportunities for people in life and work.  Government reform of Apprenticeships in England means that Apprenticeships are changing from SASE Frameworks to Employer led ‘Trailblazer’ Standards. 

BIIAB have a significant track record in Work Based Learning to support Apprenticeship delivery and assessment, across a wide range of service sectors. So in an environment of great change, we are here to help. We work in collaboration with Private Providers, FE Colleges and Employers to ensure you get the best advice, guidance and support that you need, to deliver Apprenticeships efficiently and effectively with full quality assurance.

We will help you to be up and running on day one of the Apprenticeship delivery of the standard and preparing the Apprentice for the End Point Assessments (EPA).

BIIAB Quality Assured Delivery and Assessment Preparation - QADAP Packs

The new Apprenticeship system requires an Apprentice to complete a period of time learning and developing the required skills, knowledge and behaviours set out in each Apprenticeship Standard and prior to undertaking the EPA.

BIIAB has developed a 'QADAP' Pack which includes the whole process to complete the Standard and prepares the Apprentice for all the elements of the assessments that will be undertaken in the EPA.

Please click here for the one page document that explains the BIIAB QADAP Pack process.

The BIIAB QADAP pack includes

  • Apprentice diagnostics
  • A tailored, consistent and standardised approach across your delivery teams
  • Ability to upload to a VLE and/or e-portfolio system
  • Tracking the on-going progress towards the Gateway
  • Certificates of Learning Progress for the Apprentice
  • Practice assessments that Apprentices will experience in the EPA
  • A process to create evidence for ESFA audit and Ofsted inspection
  • Ability to manage risk.

BIIAB approved centres have access to view the relevant QADAP packs to support your learners. If you're looking for centre approval, please click here.

In order to view QADAP packs, please ensure you are logged into Centrezone and then click here to view (If you can't see the QADAP pack you are looking for, please contact our Customer Support Team who will be able to give you further details).

In order to benefit from the full quality assurance process, including quality assurance visits and certificates of progress for each Apprentice, and further information about how the QADAP packs will support your business, please contact our Customer Support Team and we will arrange to visit you.

BIIAB is an End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) for a number of Standards.

Once the Apprentice has completed the training of the skills, knowledge and behaviour as defined in the respective Standard and their Employer 'signs them off for passing through the Gateway', the Apprentice must then undertake the EPA.

The Apprentice must 'pass' the EPA in order to gain their Apprenticeship,

The EPA is different for each Standard and will combine a number of assessment methods, which have been decided by the Employer Groups who designed the Standards.

BIIAB are currently approved on the Register of End-Point Assessment Organisations (RoEPAO) to deliver EPAs for the following Standards:

Business and administration standards:

  • Team Leader / Supervisor, Level 3
  • Operations/Departmental Manager, Level 5

Catering and hospitality standards:

  • Commis Chef, Level 2
  • Hospitality Team Member, Level 2
  • Hospitality Supervisor, Level 3
  • Chef de Partie, Level 3
  • Senior Chef Production Cooking, Level 3

Sales, marketing and procurement standards:

  • Customer Service Practitioner, Level 2
  • Retailer, Level 2
  • Retail Team Leader, Level 3
  • Retail Manager, Level 4

As an approved EPAO BIIAB have been developing the infrastructure to enable registration and tracking of progress for each of our current EPAs, with the plan to be delivering our first EPAs from September 2017.

We have further applications pending in Adult care, Management, IT and other areas.

Our aim is to offer EPAs for all the sectors where we currently offer qualifications.

BIIAB  price per Standard and EPA.

Our price includes access to QADAP packs, EQA support on programme, Certificates of Learning Progress and EPA registration and assessment. 

For more information please contact:

Gareth Phillips

James Wingerath

Richie Phillips

Or to schedule an appointment to discuss further, please contact the Customer Support Team.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a BIIAB End Point Assessor.

If you have the expertise, skills, knowledge and experience to join our team of End Point Assessors and Quality Assurers, you can apply to join our Professional Register. 

Download the guidance notes, person specification, application and competency forms here. These can be downloaded and filled out within the PDF (please ensure you first download the PDF in full and save before filling out the form. Save again once the details have been completed), or printed and filled out via hand. Please fill out the forms in full and submit your completed forms online here, please ensure the file uploaded is the form completed in full.

BIIAB has produced this summary guide and frequently asked questions to help centres and other stakeholders. ‘Official’ sources for information about the new apprenticeship standards include, the Department for Education (DfE), the Institute for apprenticeships (IfA) (which will become the Institute for apprenticeships and Technical Education) and the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

Providers and employers working with, or wishing to work with, apprenticeships should fully read, and keep up to date with, all of the official guidance. 

Please click here to view.