End-point assessment

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

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Sporting Excellence Professional EPA Specification

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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.

We offer End Point Assessment for the following:

  • Football
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Cricket (not yet available)

Once contracted with Pearson as an EPAO, the EPA resource pack for each specialism will be provided.

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

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There are three components that make up end-point assessment for this apprenticeship standard.

End-point assessment will consist of a:

Knowledge test

  • It will be onscreen computer-based, assessing the occupational standard’s knowledge as shown in Annex 1 – specifically around Anti-Doping, Nutrition, Injury, and Safe and Effective Practice.
  • Apprentices will be expected to complete an online knowledge test, containing 40 mandatory multiple-choice questions and 6 scenario-based questions.
  • Apprentices will have 90 minutes to complete the knowledge test
  • Grading = Fail/Pass/Distinction.

Practical observation with questions and answers

Apprentices will be observed in the workplace and assessed against a range of KSBs. The practical observation (with Q&A) is assessed by the independent assessor using the grade criteria and associated evidence requirements identified for each sport in the assessment plan. It consists of five activities, lasting for 3 hours in total:

  1. Data Analysis session (15 mins)
  2. Practical Training session (60 mins)
  3. Practical Training session debrief (15 mins)
  4. Video Showcase (45 mins)
  5. Question and Answer session with IEA (45 mins).

Grading = Fail/Pass/Distinction.

Professional interview - supported by a portfolio of evidence

The professional interview is a structured discussion between the apprentice and independent assessor, assessing a range of KSBs. The interview is supported by a portfolio containing evidence that the apprentice has collected during their on-programme period. The apprentice must take their portfolio of evidence into the interview and use it to support their verbal responses. 

The professional interview will last 90 minutes, where the independent assessor will ask the apprentice a minimum of 12 competency-based questions

Portfolio of evidence: The portfolio should comprise a number of holistic and/or discrete pieces of the apprentice’s best work collected over the duration of the apprenticeship. The portfolio of evidence should include a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 25 pieces of evidence.

Grading = Fail/Pass/Distinction.