Information for Employers

End-point assessment for your apprentices

It’s important that you select an independent end-point assessment organisation that is listed on the Register of End-point Assessment Organisations and we recommend that you appoint your end-point assessment provider at the start of the apprenticeship.

Why choose ICA?

ICA is a leading assessment organisation with a long history of delivering competency-based assessment

Since 2001, we have enhanced the knowledge, skills and behaviour of over 140,000 professionals in 152 countries either through our internationally recognised portfolio of professional qualifications (awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester) or through accredited in-company training

Working with training providers and employers ICA ensures that all apprentices have the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for the new employer-led apprenticeship standards.

  • Dedicated assessors who are subject matter experts
  • Robust processes and rapid turnaround of results
  • Friendly, flexible and responsive staff
  • Work hard to supports apprentices, employers and training providers
  • have a simple scheduling process, with an administrative team on hand to support you at each stage
  • A learning management system for students to use to collate and submit portfolios


ICA membership

All apprentices registered to take their end-point assessment with us with automatically become members of the ICA and enjoy the benefits that this provides.

ICA members have access to a wealth of knowledge, tools, and resources including 24/7 access to our online learning centre, regular updates, our bi-monthly magazine inCOMPLIANCE® and a calendar of webinars and events.


Award Ceremonies

All apprentices who successfully complete their end-point assessment will be invited join us to celebrate their success at one of our ICA Award Ceremonies

ICA Award Ceremonies are truly wonderful evenings where they can celebrate with their family and friends.

Appointing ICA as your end-point assessment organisation

Appointing us as your end-point assessment organisation is a simple five-step process:

  1. Complete our employer selection form

You complete a form to confirm you have selected us as your end-point assessment organisation (EPAO).

  1. Register apprentices

You or your training provider then register your apprentices with us and provide us with their details.

  1. Confirm activity and payments

We will issue invoices for the initial 10% registration fee and arrange ICA membership for each apprentice.

  1. Planning for EPA delivery

We will work with you and the training provider to agree a suitable schedule for the Gateway assessments and EPA delivery.

  1. Supporting the preparation for end-point assessment

We will provide support for your apprenticeship team on all the requirements for end-point assessment so that you, the training provider and the apprentices are clear about the requirements of the EPA.


Next Steps

We would welcome the opportunity to explore with you how we may be able to help you.

To arrange a call, meeting or web conference, please feel free to make direct contact with us at or call us on +44 (0) 121 362 7503.