Guidance

Register of end-point assessment organisations

Information for employers looking for an independent end-point assessment organisation and potential applicants to the register of apprentice assessment organisations.

Register of end-point assessment organisations

Register of end-point assessment organisations (July 2019) (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 61.2KB) lists organisations that have been assessed as being suitable to conduct independent end-point assessment of apprentices and be in receipt of public funds. You can use the List of standards (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 45.9KB) to see which organisations deliver a particular standard.

Introduction to end-point-assessment organisations

As well as containing information on programme training and assessment, all apprenticeship standards must contain an end-point assessment. An independent organisation must be involved in the end-point assessment of each apprentice so that all apprentices following the same standard are assessed consistently.

Only organisations on the register of end-point assessment organisations are eligible to conduct independent end-point assessment of apprentices. Although a number of different people and organisations may be involved in an apprentice’s end-point assessment, only the independent organisation needs to apply to and be listed on the register.

For more information read Register of end-point assessment organisations - introduction

You can help ESFA build better services for potential and existing EPAOs by joining our research panel. If you’re considering an application to the register, we would like to hear which standards you’re considering applying for. We are trialling a new application process and need to test it with new applicants.

Using the register of end-point assessment organisations

Employers will use the register to select an organisation to undertake end-point assessment for them.

Selecting an organisation

Employers can choose any organisation listed on the register against the apprenticeship standard being taken by their apprentice.

Unless the assessment plans states otherwise employers cannot select their apprentices’ training organisation to be the end-point assessment organisation.

Selecting an organisation that is not listed on the register

If employers want to use an organisation that is not on the register, that organisation will need to apply and be listed against the apprenticeship standard before you can consider them for conducting independent end-point assessment of your apprentices.

Selecting an organisation when none are listed on the register against an apprenticeship standard

Employers will not be able to select an end-point assessment organisation for their apprentice until at least one organisation is listed on the register for that apprenticeship standard. We operate a monthly application process for organisations interested in delivering end-point assessment and add to the register regularly.

Requesting further information about an organisation on the register

To help choose an end-point assessment organisation you can ask an organisation on the register for more information about the service they offer. Alternatively, you can ask us about their application. If you would like to see information from an application, please email us at apprentice.assessment@education.gov.uk. Only employers involved in the delivery of an approved apprenticeship standard can access additional information about organisations on the register.

How to apply to the register of end-point assessment organisations

The List of apprentice standards (July 2019) (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 104KB) contains the standards we are inviting applications for.

To apply you will need to complete the online application in the Apprenticeship assessment service. You will need to:

  • respond to all the questions and make a series of declarations
  • submit your latest financial statements
  • submit accompanying documentation where the question asks for this

What you need to know before applying to be an apprentice end-point assessment organisation

Conditions for being on the register of end-point assessment organisations

Help and support

We have been working closely with the Education and Training Foundation, and before applying to the register, you may want to consider the information and resources available to prospective end-point assessment organisations through the Future Apprenticeships to support the end-point assessment process.

If you need further assistance, then please email apprentice.assessment@education.gov.uk.

Published 5 April 2018
Last updated 6 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. We have updated the register of end-point assessment organisations (July 2019) and the list of standards.
  2. We have updated the register of end-point assessment organisations (July 2019) and the list of standards.
  3. We have updated the register of end-point assessment organisations (June 2019) and the list of standards.
  4. We have updated the latest Register and standards lists.
  5. We have updated the register of end-point assessment organisations (April 2019) and the list of standards.
  6. We have updated the register of end-point assessment organisations: pre-application guidance and the list of apprentice standards (March 2019).
  7. We have updated the Register of end-point assessment organisations (February 2019) and list of standards.
  8. We have updated the register of end-point assessment organisations and the list of standards.
  9. We have updated the register of end-point assessment organisations: pre-application guidance and the list of apprentice standards (February 2019).
  10. We have updated the list of apprentice standards.
  11. We have updated the list of standards and the Register of end-point assessment organisations.
  12. We've updated the list of apprentice standards and the register of end-point assessment organisations: pre-application guidance.
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