End-point assessment

We offer a full range of assessment services to support the diverse requirements of the apprenticeships standards.

You can use Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation regardless of whether you choose to use our on-programme offer or not.

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Our End-point Assessment service

You can use Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation, regardless of whether you choose to use our on-programme offer or not.

As an ESFA-approved Assessment Organisation, we provide a full range of assessment services to support the diverse requirements of the apprenticeships standards.

*Specification coming soon*

There are two components for this EPA

Practical Demonstration and Questions

Apprentices will be observed by an independent assessor completing a practical demonstration consisting of two distinctly separate tasks, in which they will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours assigned to this method. The tasks are defined as:

  • Install, terminate and test copper cable
  • Install, terminate and test fibre optic cable

At appropriate times during the practical demonstration, apprentices will be asked open questions to assess related underpinning knowledge, skills and behaviours.

Professional Discussion

The Network Cable Installer role requires that installations are carried out to the highest technical and quality standards which are detailed through legislation, national/international standards and manufacturers best practice guides. In addition, there is a significant amount of technical knowledge underpinning their practical capabilities and the professional discussion offers the best platform for the apprentice to demonstrate their knowledge through topical discussions.

The professional discussion will be appropriately structured to draw out the best of the apprentice’s competence and excellence and covers the knowledge, skills and behaviours assigned to this assessment method. It will involve questions that will focus on the coverage of prior learning or activity. Apprentices can refer to and illustrate their answers with evidence from a portfolio of evidence, however the portfolio is not directly assessed.