External quality assurance of end-point assessments: status

Confirmed apprenticeship end-point assessments (EPAs) for standards where Ofqual provides external quality assurance.

Applies to England


Confirmed Ofqual quality-assured end-point assessments

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Ofqual provides External Quality Assurance (EQA) for apprenticeship EPAs. The document above shows which apprenticeship standards Ofqual provides EQA for. You can search for apprentice standards ready for delivery that have been approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education on their website.

Status of Ofqual quality-assured apprenticeship end-point assessments

Ofqual has agreed to provide external quality assurance for the apprenticeship end-point assessments listed in the above document. This does not mean that that the assessment plan has been approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and is ready for delivery.

Compliance with assessment plans

Where Ofqual provides external quality assurance for an apprenticeship end-point assessment, then all assessments for that standard must comply with our rules for end-point assessments.

Condition EPA1.1 requires an awarding organisation to comply with any requirements, and have regard to any guidance, contained in the relevant Assessment Plan for each EPA that it makes available or proposes to make available.

Under Condition EPA3.3, an awarding organisation is also required to notify Ofqual where the Assessment Plan for one of its EPAs is reviewed or amended.

An Assessment Plan is defined in Condition EPA6.4 as the version of an apprenticeship assessment plan, published under section A2(1) of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009, which is specified in a list published by Ofqual and revised from time to time.

This list is specified in the attached document “Confirmed Ofqual quality-assured apprenticeship end-point assessments”. Please note that only the versions of apprenticeship assessment plans listed in this document will meet the definition of an Assessment Plan in Condition EPA6.4. Ofqual will review any subsequent version of a plan listed below and, where appropriate, amend the list to include that subsequent version

Published 26 June 2017
Last updated 2827 NovemberSeptember 2022 + show all updates
  1. EQA table updated.

  2. Confirmed Ofqual quality assured end-point assessments to include: Healthcare Science Assistant, Healthcare Science Associate, Clinical Trials Specialist (degree), Bioinformatics Scientist (degree), Health and Care Intelligence Specialist, Water Industry Treatment Process Technician, Water Industry Network Technician, Content Creator.

  3. The following standards were added to the confirmed Ofqual quality assured end point assessments: ST0464 Smart home technician ST0762 Information manager ST0492 Geospatial mapping and science specialist (degree) ST0629 BEMS (building energy management systems) controls engineer ST0502 Actuary ST1321 Forest craftsperson

  4. Attachment updated.

  5. EQA table update

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  7. Updated the attached spreadsheet file.

  8. EQA table updated

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  17. Updated EQA table

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  21. Updated table of the standards we provide EQA for

  22. EQA table updated

  23. Removal of document 'Status of potential Ofqual quality-assured apprenticeship endpoint assessments', and updates to website text to reflect future transmission of apprenticeship standards to Ofqual

  24. Updated to reflect change in EQA arrangements. Tables also updated for September 2020.

  25. Tables updated for June 2020.

  26. Tables updated for May 2020.

  27. Tables updated for January 2020.

  28. Tables updated for December 2019.

  29. Tables updated for November 2019.

  30. Tables updated - October 2019.

  31. Tables updated - September 2019.

  32. Tables updated - July 2019.

  33. Tables further updated - May 2019

  34. Tables updated - May 2019

  35. Tables updated - April 2019

  36. Further update to tables for January 2019

  37. Tables updated for January 2019

  38. Tables updated for December 2018

  39. Tables updated for November 2018

  40. Table updated for October 2018

  41. Table updated for September 2018

  42. Table updated for August 2018

  43. Updated to include additional information about Ofqual-regulated EPAs.

  44. Updated attached table.

  45. Updated the attached table.

  46. Table updated April 2018

  47. Update to the status table.

  48. Updated table.

  49. EQA table updated.

  50. Updated attached spreadsheet.

  51. Update to the 'Status of Ofqual quality-assured apprenticeship endpoint assessments' table.

  52. Updated the status document.

  53. First published.