End Point Assessment
An end point assessment is mandatory for when an employer feels like their apprentice is ready to complete their standards within the apprenticeship framework. This process is known as gateway - the transition between the learners training and end point assessment. This is completely separate to any other assessment or training the apprentice has undertaken with their training provider. Training providers cannot deliver both the relevant training through a learner’s apprenticeship and the learner’s end point assessment, due to conflict of interest. Awarding organisations are chosen by an employer/training provider to cover the end point assessment process of the learner's journey.