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Recruitment Consultant Level 3

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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 time on programme. This assessment includes a Project Assignment and a Professional Discussion.

End-Point Assessment for Recruitment Consultant Level 3 can be carried out remotely or face-to-face.


Gateway requirements for a Recruitment Consultant Level 3 apprentice are;

  • Evidence the apprentice has achieved Level 2 maths and English

  • Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Recruitment or Level 3 Certificate in Recruitment Practice

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Recruitment

  • Typically, 12 months on programme

Assessment Method

Project Assignment

NQual will provide apprentices with the project title after Gateway approval. Apprentices will be given a maximum of 6 weeks to complete and submit the Project Assignment to NQual.

The assignment will need to contain a word count of 3000 (+/-10%). Supporting information such as testimonials and screenshots may be included but they will not be taken accepted towards the word count.

Professional Discussion

The Professional Discussion is a two-way structured discussion between the apprentice and the Independent End-Point Assessor, this will take place no later than 12 weeks after being approved for Gateway. Detail on criteria covered can be found within our support pack.

The Professional Discussion will last for 45-60 minutes and will be carried out online unless otherwise agreed at Gateway.


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.

In the case of the Project Assignment, apprentices may choose to revisit their original Project Assignment brief or choose a new one for resubmission.

Where any assessment method must be re-sat or re-taken, there will be no restriction on the EPA grade. Re-sits and re-takes are not offered to an apprentice wishing to move from Pass.

EPA Resources.

Revision Guide (Sample)
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Previous Version.

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EPA Pricing.

Remote Delivery: £585pp
Face-to-Face Delivery: £650pp

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