End-Point Assessment Extension for Apprenticeships
The Institute of Apprenticeships have allowed special measures to be extended into the new year to ensure thousands of people are able to complete their apprenticeships through the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Institute’s Chief Executive Jennifer Coupland made the commitment to continuing flexibilities for the delivery of end point assessments (EPA), such as online / remote assessments, until at least the end of March 2021.
This will provide much-needed stability as the nation enters in to a second national lockdown, and should enable apprentices to complete their programmes.
Guidance from the Government: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-apprenticeship-programme-response/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-apprentices-employers-training-providers-end-point-assessment-organisations-and-external-quality-assurance-pro