The apprentice is assessed against the assessment plan. This was produced by the trailblazer group to show what would be involved in the EPA. The assessment plan focuses on the knowledge, skills and behaviours (also known as KSB’s) that the apprentice will have learnt and developed through their on-programme training.

The KSB’s can be evaluated by a variety of assessment activities including practical observations, technical interviews or examinations. Each assessment plan makes it clear which EPA methods are to be completed during the assessment phase. These assessments are designed to give the apprentice the opportunity to demonstrate all of the required knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined in their chosen Apprenticeship Standard, these criteria are required for them to be fully competent in their role and achieve their apprenticeship overall.