Apprenticeship Assessment Plans - April 2018

Closed 23 Apr 2018

Opened 13 Apr 2018



Apprenticeships are a key component of the growth agenda. The government is keen to ensure that a greater number of high quality apprenticeships are created to meet the needs of employers and apprentices, and help drive up growth and productivity across the economy. This survey invites you to comment on Assessment Plan proposals submitted this month by employer groups, before a decision is made on whether to approve them for publication.

Whilst the nature and methods of assessment will differ between occupations, we require all Assessment Plans to focus on the end-point assessment process and do the following four things:

  • Explain what will be assessed (i.e. which skills, knowledge and behaviour listed on the standard, giving detail if needed)
  • Explain how the apprentice will be assessed (i.e. which method or range of methods will be used at the end of the apprenticeship to judge competency).
  • Indicate who will carry out the assessment (i.e. who will be the assessor(s) for each aspect of the end-point assessment) and who will make the final decision on competency and grading.
  • Propose quality assurance arrangements to make sure that the assessment is reliable and consistent across different locations, employers and training and assessment organisations.

We have piloted an EPA plan template on a small number of submissions during this cycle which we anticipate will lead to greater consistency in the information provided.

The Assessment Plans submitted this month are:

  1. Internal Audit Practitioner
  2. Internal Audit Professional
  3. Teaching Assistant 
  4. Regulatory Affairs Specialist (Healthcare/Veterinary)
  5. Prosthetic and Orthotic Technician
  6. Cyber Security Technical Professional Integrated Degree Apprenticeship
  7. Port Operative 
  8. Revenues and Welfare Benefits Practitioner 
  9. Data Scientist Degree
  10. Advertising and Media Executive 
  11. Sales Executive
  12. Maritime Electrical/Mechanical Mechanic  
  13. Operating Department Practitioner  
  14. Motorcycle Technician (Repair and Maintenance) Apprenticeship Standard
  15. Occupational Therapist (Degree)
  16. Physiotherapist (Degree) 
  17. Supply Chain Leadership Professional
  18. Paint & Decorator Apprenticeship
  19. Clinical Trials Specialist
  20. Funeral Team Member 
  21. Funeral Director
  22. Rail and Rail Systems Principal Engineer
  23. Rail and Rail Systems Senior Engineer
  24. Senior Journalist
  25. Air Traffic Controller 5
  26. Lift, Escalator and Moving Walk Electromechanic
  27. Metal Recycling General Operative
  28. Veterinary Nurse 
  29. Packhouse Line Leader
  30. Stockperson (core & options)
  31. Crop Technician (core & options)
  32. Automotive Glazing Technician
  33. Cultural Heritage Conservation Technician
  34. Passenger Transport Driver

A copy of the proposal will download when you select the one you want to comment on in question 4. If you would like to comment on more than one proposal you will be prompted to do so once you have finished responding to the first.

If you are interested in finding out more information about who is involved in the development of any proposal, including where relevant the professional body please contact




Why We Are Consulting

This survey invites you to comment on Assessment Plan proposals submitted this month by employer groups, before a decision is made on whether to approve them for publication.



What Happens Next

A new survey will be open for two weeks from the last Friday of every month, inviting feedback on all draft assessment plans that month.


  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • School support staff
  • Early learning and childcare providers
  • Training providers
  • Local authorities
  • Adult education providers
  • Pupils
  • Young people
  • Parents
  • Foster carers
  • Adoptive parents
  • Employers
  • Community representatives
  • Volunteers
  • Social workers
  • Unions and representative organisations
  • Government bodies and departments
  • All


  • Apprenticeships