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Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4

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Overview

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 a Lead Practitioner in Adult Care. This assessment includes an Observation of Practice and a Professional Discussion.


End-Point Assessment for Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4 can be carried out remotely or face-to-face.


Gateway

Gateway requirements for Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4 apprentices are;

  • Evidence the apprentice has achieved Level 2 maths and English

  • Successful completion of level 4 Diploma in Adult Care

  • Typically, 18 months on programme


Assessment Methods

Observation of Practice

The apprentice will be given 4 weeks to prepare for their observation. The observation method will last 75 minutes, which will be made up of a 60-minute direct observation and a 15-minute post observation questioning.

The Independent End Point Assessor will ask a minimum of 3 questions once the observation has taken place. The post-observation questioning must take place on the same day.


Professional Discussion Underpinned by a Portfolio

Apprentices will take part in a two-way discussion with the independent assessor for 90 minutes, +10% if needed. The Independent End-Point Assessor will ask questions relating to all knowledge, skills and behaviours highlighted within this assessment methods. This list can be found within the Lead Practitioner in Adult Care Level 4 Support Pack.


Results

Results will be communicated within 10 working days of the final assessment.


If an apprentice Fails one or more component, they will be offered the opportunity to re-sit / re-take the component(s). It is then up to the apprentice’s employer how many attempts an apprentice is given.


The timescale for a re-sit typically takes 3 months and a re-take 3 months (dependent on how much re-training is required). All assessment methods must be taken within a 3-month period, otherwise the entire EPA will need to be resat / retaken.


Where any assessment method must be re-sat or re-taken, the apprentice will be awarded a maximum EPA grade of Pass. Re-sits and re-takes are not offered to an apprentice wishing to move from Pass to a higher grade.

EPA Resources.

Revision Guide (Sample)
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EPA Pricing.

Remote Delivery: £720pp
Face-to-Face Delivery: £800pp

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