End Point Assessment Agreement

You need to think about the cost when selecting the number and type of evaluation methods and when defining the requirements. For example, multiple-choice tests tend to be more effective because they can be labeled at a lower cost compared to outstanding issues, when they have relatively high installation costs and require an adequate number of apprentices to make such a situation profitable for an EPAO. On the other hand, more open test questions can allow for a more in-depth assessment of knowledge or skills at a higher level. Also consider activities associated with making EPAs available (for example. B the time an evaluator spends preparing epo`s implementation, labelling, standardization and moderation costs). If you opt for an expensive evaluation method, this must be due to the fact that it is the most valid method of evaluation available. 7.1 Before assessing the arrival points, you must ensure that the apprentice has passed the bridge check. The employer conducts this audit and is assisted by the claimant, who, in turn, has an obligation to take care of the apprentice for the assessment of the arrival points. As part of the successful bridge review process, the employer must accept that the apprentice: For each evaluation method, you must include clear classification descriptors in your EPO plan.

It defines the needs of an apprentice to achieve each assessment method you have indicated (including, if any, one. When defining classification descriptors, make sure they are detailed enough to ensure a consistent interpretation. Avoid using subjective words that can be interpreted as “good,” “excellent” or “deep,” without examples of what they mean. Notators should not be included in multiple-choice testing methods. 1.3 Please read and ensure that the full conditions of this document are available before you apply for the registry. For organizations registered in the Register prior to the publication of these Terms, we will apply them from December 1, 2017 and they cover the standards and evaluation plan (s) against which you are registered. Within nine months of registration, you must have the administrative infrastructure and system and internal quality assurance policies and procedures that catch up to support your end-to-end evaluation service. You should also have a starting base for the Assessor resource. This means that you should be able to support meaningful interactions with employers to provide score-scoring services, and that you are able to support them and their apprentices in understanding and preparing the end point activity. 11.9 If you believe that an EQA provider has acted unfairly or outside the EQA provided by the Institute, you should contact the Institute at: ifa.assessment@education.gov.uk You should agree to an evaluation price with the EPAO and your training provider must enter into a contract with them within 3 months of the start of the training on your behalf. You should consider whether the EPA could be done in the workplace or in an assessment centre.

The most effective observations will be made at the apprentice`s workplace; However, this may not always be possible. In these decisions, you need to think about feasibility; The adequacy and safety of observations in all workplaces where apprentices can work; Whether testing centres will be readily available across the country and apprentices with access conditions. The EPA should be an independent assessment of an apprentice`s competence. The decision as to whether an apprentice has passed his EPA and what his final grade should be must be made by someone who has no personal interest in that decision or a relationship with the apprentice. This will ensure fair treatment of all trainees and maintain confidence in the robustness of the EPA system.