End Point Assessment

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Our team are passionate about the provision of excellent End-Point Assessments across almost 40 Apprenticeship standards. Book a meeting today, and they'll help you uncover and address your EPA challenges.

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Our sectors

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Early Years

Demand for skilled individuals in Early Years education is ever-increasing. With parents placing a premium on the quality of early childhood education, there is a pressing need for well-trained and dedicated professionals in this sector. 


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Health and Social Care

Apprenticeships are essential in addressing the skills shortages within the UK Health and Social Care sector. With an aging population and increasing demand for healthcare services, there is a growing need for skilled professionals in this field.



Hair, Beauty & Barbering

At VTCT, we recognise that the worlds of hair, beauty, and barbering are not just about technique but about passion, creativity, and the pursuit of excellence. They offering a unique opportunity to shape aspiring individuals into skilled professionals.


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Discover the transformative power of apprenticeships, not just as a means of skill development but as a cornerstone for success in business and a dynamic work environment. See how they support effective team supervision, and foster robust communication.


Putting the apprentice at the heart of everything we do…

Our aim is to offer a service that gives the apprentice the opportunity to achieve their best possible End Point Assessment (EPA) outcome. By working in partnership with employers and providers we have created an EPA solution that truly delivers:

Hassle-free delivery...

  • Swift turnaround on EPA bookings
  • Market leading EPA booking and management system
  • Secure, online testing platform with instant results for multiple-choice tests
  • Simple, pain-free processes
  • Overall EPA results within 10 days
  • No registration fees

Backed up with expert support...

  • FREE EPA surgeries
  • FREE Toolkits for all standards and practice papers
  • Professional discussions contextualised to the apprentice’s place of work
  • Sector experts for all EPA sectors
  • Ofqual regulated

Hear from our customers & apprentices...

Customer Service Practitioner

Sana Afsar

‘I found the apprenticeship as a whole a journey of progression. At the beginning I was a shy and nervous individual who was struggling, but by the middle of my apprenticeship I felt very confident with communication and was on-top of my assignments. I got a distinction in the end, thanks to my tutor and the encouragement I received from everyone.’

Worcestershire County Council

Sarah Foster

Both Mark and Yvonne were extremely knowledgeable and explained processes and gave practical advice to my team of assessors, trainers and IQA’s.  They understood the pressures facing us an accredited centre and employer/provider, supporting us in identifying realistic and uncomplicated solutions.  It was a fantastic opportunity for the team to discuss experiences and challenges in a positive way with experts who have the answers!”

Learning Unlimited

Rhys Robinson

“The support and guidance from the Skillsfirst team has been invaluable with equipping delivery staff with the knowledge and confidence to prepare for End-point Assessment. The attendance of team meetings, standardisation and training sessions by Skillsfirst staff has helped to develop excellent working relationships and ensure that the delivery of the new apprenticeship standards is in line with the End-point Assessment requirements.”

Explore Apprenticeships & EPA

End point Assessments are an important milestone in the lives of apprentices. Find out how we support the moment and the impact that it has on the lives of our learners, their trainers and employers.

Our take: What makes a good EPAO?

As colleges and training providers strive to offer top-tier vocational education, the role of an End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) becomes pivotal in ensuring the success and credibility of apprenticeship programs. Here we explore just some of the facets that we believe a good EPAO should bring to the table.

Natasha's Story

Celebrating Natasha Bloor – VTCT Excellence Awards Apprentice of the Year 2023

Natasha Bloor’s ambition, dedication to her training and desire to improve her skills impressed the judges. So much so, that she was crowned as the very first VTCT Excellence Awards Apprentice of the Year winner.

The life-changing magic of Apprenticeships

We spoke to Daizy, of ‘Daizy Doos’ in Kent, proud Salon owner and grateful former apprentice about her career journey.

Read more about the twists and turns of her early training and career, whilst discovering how they got her to where she is quite happy to be today.

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes...

Claire Pye, our very own Head of Sales is hugely passionate about all things Apprenticeships. She tells us about her journey, and how her enthusiasm for apprenticeships has does nothing but blossom…

The holy trinity – when employers, training providers and apprentices unite

Read on to discover the viewpoints of an apprentice, employer and training provider and their take on what a successful and enjoyable apprenticeship looks like… 

Practicing what we preach: Our own apprentices

Hear from Kyle Peers, our very own Functional Skills Coordinator here at VTCT who we’re proud to have on board following the successful completion of his Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship.

Get your free EPA consultation

Our team are passionate about the provision of excellent End-Point Assessments across a almost 40 Apprenticeship standards. Book a meeting today, and they'll help you uncover and address your EPA challenges.

If you're based in the South - book with Jody

If you're based in the Midlands - book with Nichola

If you're based in the North - book with Sarah

If you're based In Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland please complete the form at the bottom of the page and one of our dedicated team members will be in touch.


Explore Apprenticeships

Occupational Maps - All Apprenticeships, Higher Technical Qualifications, and T Levels are based on occupations recognised by employers. The Occupational Maps bring these together to show where technical education can lead. There are 15 maps, one for each route.

Our standards - Find out which apprenticeship standards are supported under our Skillsfirst brand. - Employing an apprentice is easier than you think and there’s financial support and help available from the government. - Find out how to become an apprentice, what apprenticeships are available, which employers offer them and information about starting your apprenticeship.

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