New EPA Software for End Point Assessment Organisations.
Purposely designed for End Point Assessment Organisations, Smart End Point Assessment (SEPA) is the first to market solution to manage the end-to-end process for End Point Assessing. Widely regarded as the technology experts in the sector, SEPA provides EPAO’s with a robust process for End Point Assessing. With features such as Integrated Web Conference Rooms, managing conflicts of interest and standardisation, SEPA will not only safeguard your reputation as an EPAO, it will reduce administration costs and travel time, ensuring that you are audit compliant and giving you competitive advantage.
The move to independent end-point assessment at the end of the apprenticeship programme is probably the most important reform in the changes underway for apprenticeships.
At the end of an apprenticeship, the apprentice will be signed-off by their employer as ready for a final assessment of both their knowledge and their practical capabilities. The end-point assessment must show that they can perform in the occupation in a fully competent, holistic and productive way. Also the assessment must be graded and the assessment company and assessor must be independent of and separate from the training provided by the provider and employer.
In some ways it can be thought of as similar to a driving test, but one which assesses ability to drive as competently as an experienced driver across a variety of road conditions. A test that results in a good, pass or fail grade.
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Return on your Smart EPA assessment
SmartEPA will return at least 500% more than your investment.
A staggering £125,000 saving on just 1000 End Point Assessments you complete.
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For assessing practical competence options include:
- Workplace observation
- Testing in a practical test facility
- Workplace projects
- Portfolio of work – such as Smart Assessor
For assessing a body of knowledge options include:
These could involve multiple-choice tests and be administered on paper or online – see SmartVLE for online knowledge tests.
For assessing knowledge-based competence options include:
Projects away from work (invigilated or otherwise)
Assessment of work output