End Point Assessor - Apprenticeship - Adult Care Worker

Posted 14 September by Pearson UK Featured

Overview of the independent End-Point Assessor role

An independent EPA means that those making a decision on the competency of the apprentice have nothing to gain from the outcome of the assessment. To maintain independence within the scope of this EPA, an independent end-point assessor (IEA) can only undertake end-point assessments of apprentices, with whom they have no conflict of interest. This means they must be independent of the registered apprenticeship training provider at which the apprentice completed their on-programme element, and must not have been involved in the on-programme training, assessment, or line management of such apprentices. 

The End-Point assessments will be conducted onsite, on dates agreed with employers. IEAs will record and submit the EPA outcomes, with clear justifications for the grading decisions. EPA activities will be quality assured by Pearson quality assurance representatives. IEAs will be trained, standardised and approved to operate as IEAs. The IEAs will undertake EPAs in line with the associated apprenticeship assessment plan, and the materials provided by Pearson. 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Take part in regular training and standardisation activities, associated with the role of IEA for this EPA
  • Maintain and provide evidence of ongoing, relevant Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
  • Assess the performance of candidates in accordance with published assessment and grading criteria and procedures, ensuring overall standards are maintained
  • Follow the protocols set out in Pearson’s specifications, assessment materials and quality assurance protocols, relating to the EPAs
  • Maintain service-level agreements with regards to responding to EPA planning, operational activities, reports and submissions of assessment outcomes
  • Report all risks and issues encountered during the end-point assessment to Pearson, including any suspected malpractice/maladministration
  • Ensure all EPA reports and assessment evidence are high quality and recorded accurately
  • Support Pearson, if necessary, with any appeals from apprentices, regarding assessment decisions
  • Raise any conflicts of interest, including in relation to the independence of assessment
  • Ensure that any personal actions are completed, as required by Pearson
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of Pearson’s end-point assessment activities
  • Contribute to the external quality assurance activities undertaken by Ofqual.

Person Specification:

  • Be occupationally competent
  • Be a registered healthcare professional or have completed a level 3 apprenticeship or regulated occupational competence qualification at level 3 or above
  • Hold, or be working towards, a formal assessor qualification (e.g. A1, TAQA etc)
  • Have experience of working in a health or social care setting within the last 2 years
  • Experience of leading meetings/structured interviews/discussions 
  • Experience of complying with quality assurance/regulatory requirements
  • Evidence of commitment to maintaining CPD, in line with the EPA specialism

About Pearson

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