End-Point Assessment

End-Point Assessment

All apprenticeship standards must contain an End-Point Assessment (EPA). This final stage of the apprenticeship is separate to any qualifications or other assessment that the apprentice may undertake. On successful completion of the EPA, apprentices will receive their apprenticeship certificate.

EAL’s End-Point Assessment Services

EAL is on the government’s approved register of End-Point Assessment Organisations. We are applying to offer EPA for standards in our core sectors as they become available.

We are currently endorsed to deliver EPA for Dual Fuel Smart Metering, Project Management and Level 2 Rail Engineering Operative. We’ve also joined forces with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) to offer EPA services for advanced manufacturing and engineering apprenticeship standards, starting with a pilot for mechatronics (part of the Engineering Technician Level 3 standard). 

EAL and IMechE's End Point Assessment Services


  • Together our service is based on trust, quality, support and expertise.
    • Be reassured you are working with two established organisations offering a unique and specialist solution.
    • Save time and money with our one-stop service - especially if you have an existing relationship with us via the Institution's Approved Schemes or work with an EAL Approved Centre.
    • Receive high-quality resources and materials that support you through the entire EPA process.
    • Provide a clear career progression route for your apprentices from EPA to professional registration to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
    • Access the latest updates in industry technical standards and policy.
    • Receive dedicated support and advice from our business teams who are always on hand to help you.
    • Benefit from the combined engineering expertise of two driving forces in the sector.
    • Receive a high level service from experienced sector assessors who will ensure your apprentices meet nationally and internationally recognised occupational standards.


  • Each apprenticeship standard has its own assessment plan, which specifies the assessment methods that must be used. Assessment methods may vary.
  • Prices range from £1,700 to £2,700 per learner, depending on the service you choose. Volume discounts can also be negotiated.
  • Employers and training organisations must decide together if the apprentice is ready for assessment by judging their learning and behaviours at the gateway stage, we can offer support with this if required.
  • On completion of their apprenticeship, apprentices can apply for EngTech professional registration with the Institution, a globally recognised title which shows their skills and experience are of the highest standard and progress to IEng or CEng when they are ready. EngTech members receive a range of benefits, including support with their CPD.