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Active IQ meets demand to train EPA assessors

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This new qualification meets the increasing demands for skilled assessors for Apprenticeships.  Its comprehensive content includes background information about the development of apprenticeship standards in England, the principles and requirements of end-point assessment and a clear overview of the different types of end-point assessment methods. 

As was one of the first End-point Assessment Organisations (EPAOs) within the physical activity sector to be approved on the Register of End-point Assessment Organisations, Active IQ has unmatched expertise and experience in this sector. 

The Active IQ Level 3 Award in Understanding the Development and Delivery of End-point Assessment is open to all learners over the age of 19.  Suitable candidates are likely to be already qualified as vocational or work-based learning assessors and wishing to widen their knowledge and skill set to include end-point assessment.  In addition, individuals who seek to understand the process better – such as employers, those involved in on-programme delivery or for personal and professional development – will also find the qualification beneficial. 

“The number of apprenticeship standards has grown from 330 to 739 between September 2018 and now, while the number of EPAOs has grown from 165 to 311 over the same period,” says Jenny Patrickson, Active IQ Managing Director. “This in turn has seen an increasing demand for qualified End-point assessors,” explains Jenny.  “Their role at the end of the apprenticeship process is crucial to ensure the learner has achieved the requisite standard while their independent eye is important to see that the apprentice before them meets the standards required.”

The qualification comprises 10 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) and 30 hours’ Total Qualification Time. Active IQ offers eLearning resources and a manual to support the qualification, complemented by digital delivery through its Professional Career Development programme.   This makes the study options very flexible and ideal to fit around existing work commitments and accessible to those who may be learning from home.

“Apprenticeship End-point Assessment involves a number of interested parties so we ensure that learners cover how to involve apprentices, employers and training providers, make End-point Assessment decisions and understand how End-point Assessments are quality assured,” says Jenny.  “In this way learners will have a complete understanding of the context as well as the content of the qualification making them well-equipped to make the most of this rapidly growing and changing market.”

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