RM Training (UK) Ltd Retailer Apprenticeship Level 2 Standard End Point Assessment Information Fact Sheet
With the introduction of the new Retail Apprenticeship standards, End Point Assessments (EPA) have been introduced. This independent EPA aims to confirm that the competence apprentices’ have developed meet the standards set by the Retail Industry. To ensure consistency and impartiality the EPA cannot be carried out by the training provider delivering the apprenticeship.
RM Training will work closely with your apprenticeship provider to provide a smooth transition from the training phase to the EPA phase where learners will receive an independent and impartial EPA graded outcome.
The cost of the EPA will be covered within your apprenticeship agreement and negotiated by the training provider and ourselves if appropriate or if necessary between RM Training (UK) Limited and yourselves. Through our Retailer Independent EPA arrangements RM Training will provide consistent, impartial, reliable and valid assessment of the Retailer Apprenticeship Standard, ensuring that your apprentice’s learning outcomes, knowledge, skills and competence meet the criteria outlined by the Industry developed Standards and Assessment plan; enabling them to work with confidence and efficiency as a Retailer within your company.
Once your apprentice’s have completed their training and demonstrated capability and competence over time including achieving the appropriate level of Maths and English we will liaise with your training provider to hold a readiness for end assessment meeting with yourself and those within your company involved in the mentoring and support of your apprentice’s .
At this meeting the End Point Assessment will be arranged to meet the assessment methods and timeframe stipulated in the assessment plan RM Training (UK) Limited has an excellent and competent End Point Assessment team who will advise and guide you and your apprentices through the process.
We will assign an independent EPA assessor to your organisation to conduct the EPA in line with the requirements of the industry as outlined below: Retailer Apprenticeship Level 2 Standard EPA Assessment Methods and Process Knowledge Testing – This is the first element and must be completed first, we will arrange and conduct an EPA knowledge test, that will take the form of a multiple choice scenario based online test provided by the Retail Governing Body People 1st that will be externally marked.
This test will be held either on your premises or offsite at one of our training centres.
Link to standards and Assessment plan http://www.people1st.co.uk/Apprenticeship-services/Standards-assessment-plans/Retail
Should you require any further information or would like to discuss appointing RM Training (UK) Limited as your End Assessment Provider please contact us on 01322 217072