When the apprentice has completed their on-programme training, there will be a period of time where the Employer, Training Provider and Apprentice will assess the apprentice’s progress to date. During this small window all parties will determine whether or not the apprentice is ready to take the End-Point Assessment.

During this gateway stage it is where all aspects of the apprenticeship must be completed and evidenced with the EPAO unless stated otherwise, these could include:

  • Any on-programme qualifications including Functional Skills qualification
  • Any finalised projects such as a portfolio of evidence or project
  • Any other requirements outlined in the individual standard