Integrated end-point assessment

We offer a full range of assessment services to support the diverse requirements of the new apprenticeships standards. The EPA components are part of the qualification.

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Our end-point assessment service

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians (Integrated Apprenticeship)

There are two components for this EPA:

  1. Professional Discussion based on a Portfolio of Evidence

It is a planned and structured two-way discussion to draw out the best of the apprentice’s competence and excellence and cover the duties and KSBs assigned to this assessment method. It allows the apprentice to evidence how they have met the KSBs which are underpinned by evidence drawn from their portfolio. 

The professional discussion will allow the apprentice to demonstrate the depth and breadth of their pharmacy technician knowledge, skills and behaviours required to practice both safely and effectively

The professional discussion will assess the KSBs mapped as outlined in the mapping in the assessment plan:

  • how they work in line with the regulatory standards 
  • their understanding and application of dispensing and drug advice 
  • their understanding of pharmacy science 
  • how they meet quality and governance requirements
  • how they deliver person centred care 
  • how they work as an effective member of the team and supervise others

The professional discussion must last for 90 minutes

Grading: Fail/Pass/Distinction

2. Observation with question and answer session

Apprentices must be observed by an independent assessor completing work in their normal workplace in which they will demonstrate the KSBs assigned to this assessment method.

The apprentices will be observed carrying out day-to-day activities in a live setting for 60 minutes followed by the 20-minute question and answer session.

The following activities MUST be observed during the observation, and the KSBs mapped to this method must be demonstrated: 

  • Dispensing of medicines 
  • Delivery of person-centred care 

The apprentices will be observed carrying out day-to-day activities in a live setting for 60 minutes followed by the 20-minute question and answer session.

Grading: Fail/Pass