An independent End-Point Assessment organisation (EPAO) must be involved in the EPA of each apprentice to ensure that apprentices following the same standard are assessed consistently, fairly and independently from their on-programme delivery. The End-Point Assessment will be conducted primarily by the Independent End-Point Assessor (IEPA).
The End-Point assessor will be an industry expert relating to their field. The IEPA will be assigned to the apprentice by the EPAO. The IEPA will conduct and lead the End-Point Assessment process, for some assessments. In some assessments they will actively engage with the apprentice and in others they will remain an observer.