What is EPA and how can I prepare for it

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As you approach the end of your apprenticeship you will be required to complete an ‘End Point Assessment’.

This is made up of four different stages: summative portfolio, employer reference, synoptic project and an interview with an external assessor.

Summative Portfolio

The portfolio is made up of the assessment plans you will complete over the course of the apprenticeship. Along with the reflective learning log that will demonstrate the technical and practical training you have completed, your completed assessment plans are a great representation of all of your hard work during your apprenticeship.

Synoptic Project

The synoptic project is one of the last requirements of your apprenticeship. This is completed to give you the opportunity to demonstrate your learning over the course of the apprenticeship and showcase your abilities.

When you come to start your synoptic project, make sure you are prepared with all of the material you need. It’s also important for you to have a quiet space to work in, away from any distractions so you are able to focus and make the most of your time.

Employer Reference

This is where your employer has the opportunity to promote and praise all of your hard work and the impact you have made on the business. Your employer will provide feedback on your skills, attributes and behaviours.


Within a few weeks of completing your synoptic project you will receive a date for your interview which will be conducted via an online conference call. The interviewer will ask you questions surrounding your recently completed synoptic project, summative portfolio and any topics which are related to your role.

We hope you now have a better understanding of the EPA process and what to expect. If you have any questions around your End Point Assessment, your Learning Mentor or Coach will happily answer and support you with these.