Early Years Educator Level 3.
End-Point Assessment (EPA) is the final assessment for an apprentice. An apprentice cannot achieve their apprenticeship without passing the End-Point Assessment.
EPA is an opportunity for an apprentice to showcase what they have learnt during their apprenticeship for Early Years Educator Level 3. This assessment includes a professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence and a knowledge test.
The End-Point Assessment for Early Years Educator Level 3 can be carried out remotely or face-to-face.
Gateway requirements for an Early Years Educator Level 3 apprentices includes;
Evidence the apprentice has achieved Level 2 maths and English
Successfully complete a Level 3 Early Years Qualification
Successfully completed a first aid qualification
Completion of portfolio of evidence
Apprentices will be given 60 minutes to complete a multiple-choice knowledge test consisting of 35 questions. This test is completed online and will be invigilated by a NQual representative.
Certain grading criteria must be met for the apprentice to pass the knowledge test component. A minimum of 23 questions need to be correctly answered for a pass.
Professional Discussion Underpinned by a Portfolio of Evidence
The professional discussion is a two-way discussion which involves both the independent assessor and the apprentice actively listening and participating in a formal conversation.
This will last for 90 minutes with a minimum of 10 questions asked. Follow up questions may be asked to assess the apprentice’s depth of understanding, skills and behaviours and authenticate their portfolio of evidence.
Apprentices will achieve an overall Distinction, Pass or Fail for their End-Point Assessment. Both EPA methods must be passed for the EPA to be passed overall. Performance in the EPA will determine the apprenticeship grade of fail, pass, or distinction.
These results will be communicated within 10 days of assessment. Should a learner need to retake either or both assessment methods this will take place within 3 months of initial assessment.