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Leader in Adult Care Level 5

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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 Leader in Adult Care. This assessment includes an Observation of Leadership and a Professional Discussion.

End-Point Assessment for Leader in Adult Care Level 5 can be carried out remotely or face-to-face.


Gateway requirements for a Leader in Adult Care Level 5 apprentice are:

  • Evidence the apprentice has achieved Level 2 maths and English

  • Successful completion of level 5 Leadership

  • Typically, 18 months on programme

Assessment Methods

Observation of Leadership

The apprentice will be given 4 weeks to prepare for their observation. The observation method will last 90 minutes, which will be made up of a 60-minute direct observation and a 30-minute post observation questioning, +10% if necessary.

Professional Discussion

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 method. This list can be found within the Leader in Adult Care Level 5 Support Pack.


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.

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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