End Point Assessment


As part of the government reforms, new Apprenticeship Standards are being developed to replace existing Apprenticeship Frameworks. The new ‘Standards’ are developed by employers to reflect the skills they need in their business, whilst requiring individuals’ to demonstrate they have met rigorous industry standards.

There are two main stages to completing an Apprenticeship Standard.

On Programme Stage

This is the stage where, with support from your employer and often an external Training Provider you will develop the skills and knowledge you need to meet the Standard. This is likely to include work experience and specific activities with your employer, and may also involve you completing a formal qualification.

Once you have developed you skills and knowledge you will reach a point where you, your employer and your Training Provider agree you are ready to begin the final assessment stage.

Apprenticeship End Point Assessment

End Point Assessment is the final stage in completing your Apprenticeship Programme. The activities you are required to undertake for the assessment will vary dependant of the Apprenticeship Standard.

Operations/Departmental Manager Higher Apprenticeship (Level 5)

Currently Further Training offers End Point Assessment for the Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship. The assessment activities for this will include

·        Completion and presentation of a work based project

·        Knowledge tests based on various management principles and techniques

·        An assessment of evidence collected for your day to day work

·        A panel interview with an Assessor and your employer

When you demonstrate you meet the required standard you will be complete your Apprenticeship and be formally certificated.

Starting the Process

It is important that you discuss with your employer and Training Provider the progress you are making in your Apprenticeship and jointly agree that you have reached the stage where you can undertake the End Point Assessment.

Your Training Provider (or employer) can then contact us on enquiries@furthertraining.co.uk or by calling 0845 600 6690. We will arrange to meet with you and your employer to explain the process and agree the next steps.


The actual costs for the End Point Assessment will vary dependant on the number and type of assessment activities required and also the time involved in reviewing and assessing your evidence.

The maximum fee for End Point Assessment for the Operations/Departmental Manager Higher Apprenticeship is £1350.00 or 15% of the cost of the apprenticeship, whichever is the lower. The actual cost will be confirmed once we agree the Assessment Plan with your employer and Training Provider.

Your Training Provider or employer will meet these costs out of the government funding they receive to pay for your apprenticeship. You should not be required to contribute to these costs.