The gateway stage signifies the completion of all mandatory components of your Apprenticeship. This happens no earlier than 12 months from the start of your apprenticeship and involves a meeting with your tutor and manager to sign off these elements. You will receive feedback on your development over the course of the apprenticeship and your best work in the portfolio will be showcased. Once you have reached this point, your tutor will apply for a date to have your end point assessment.
End Point Assessment (EPA)
This is the final stage of your journey and brings everything together to get your final mark. Each area follows a different EPA process. The purpose of this assessment is to assess whether you can demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and behaviours in the apprenticeship standards. Following this interview, you will either be awarded a pass or a distinction for your apprenticeship, but you will not be advised of this on the day; You will be informed of this within 28 days of your EPA date.
The certificate for your qualification will be issued to you following this assessment alongside your overall mark.
During your programme you will have access to an E-portfolio called Learning Assistant. On here you will store all the work you produce during your time on programme which is used to evidence your competencies and will generate your Showcase Portfolio for your End Point Assessment.