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.