This is known as the Gateway.

Each assessment plan details the gateway requirements before an apprentice can enter end-point assessment.

The employer must conduct a gateway review, supported by their training provider, to confirm that the apprentice is:

  • In their view competent in their role
  • Has achieved mandatory on-programme qualifications (where applicable)
  • Has achieved English and maths at the appropriate level
  • Has achieved all other requirements stated in the assessment plan (for example a portfolio of evidence)

As an end-point assessment organisation we will require the employer and provider to confirm readiness in writing, via a standard review template that we issue.