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An End-point assessment allows an apprentice to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills and behaviours to complete and achieve their apprenticeship.
It is taken by apprentices at the very end of the on-programme phase of training when their employer (and in some cases their training provider) is satisfied that they have met the requisite gateway criteria.
To ensure assessment is consistent and comparable, employers must select an independent organisation to carry out the end-point assessment of each apprentice. End-point assessment is graded as defined in the published assessment plan.
An apprenticeship certificate is only awarded after end-point assessment is successfully completed, by the ESFA.
ICA delivers end-point assessment for a range of apprenticeship standards across the compliance and financial services sectors. We are approved on the Register of End-point Assessment Organisations to deliver end-point assessment for the following apprenticeship standards:
If you are an employer looking to choose your end-point assessment organisation, please see our information on selecting ICA as your end-point assessment organisation.
You must select a provider that is listed on the Register of End-point Assessment Organisations (RoEpAO).
If you choose ICA to be your end-point assessment organisation, we recommend that you appoint us at the start of the apprenticeship so that your apprentices enjoy the benefits of ICA membership from the outset. We can then start planning the delivery and help you prepare your apprentices for the assessment.
If you are a training provider working with an employer and are looking to identify an end-point assessment organisation, we will happily work with you and your employer to map out and schedule end-point assessment activities in line with the requirements of the apprenticeship assessment plans.
ICA provides the following policies related to our apprenticeship end-point assessment:
If you have any questions or queries about ICA, the apprenticeship standards or end-point assessment you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 (0) 121 362 7657. We have an FAQ resource available here.