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NOCN End Point Assessors (EPA)

We are now looking for experienced candidates to become freelance End Point Assessors (EPA) in a range of sectors. These positions are with NOCN, a successful and expanding national EPA organisation which is a market leader for apprentice assessment.

Closing Date
Freelance contract

Job Summary

NOCN is the market leading provider of apprentice End Point Assessments in England, appointed to assess more apprenticeship standards than any other provider. NOCN is Government-registered, and truly independent to ensure robust and accurate assessments of apprentices.

The Standards

We are now looking for suitably qualified people to become freelance contracted End Point Assessors, for the following Apprenticeship Standards:


  • Bricklayer
  • Steelfixer
  • Lifting Technician
  • Formworker
  • Groundworker
  • Plasterer
  • Scaffolder
  • Hire Controller
  • Highways 

Engineering and Manufacturing

• Engineering Design and Draughtsperson (EDD)
• Digital Engineering Technician (DET)
• Science Industry Maintenance Technician (SMT)
• Science Manufacturing Technician (SMT)
• Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician (MOET)
• Project Controls Technician

Health and Science

• Lead Adult Care Worker
• Adult Care Worker
• Lab Scientist
• Nursing Associate
• Healthcare Science Associate
• Healthcare Science Assistant
• Senior Healthcare Support Worker
• Healthcare Support Worker
• Healthcare Assistant Practitioner
• Laboratory Technician

Legal, Finance and Accounting

• Financial Services Administrator
• Financial Services Customer Adviser
• Mortgage Adviser
• Relationship Manager (Banking) RM6
• Senior Financial Services Customer Services Adviser
• Compliance/Risk Officer
• Insurance Practitioner
• Credit Controller
• Senior Compliance/Risk Specialist
• Insurance Professional
• Advanced Credit Controller
• Investment Operations Specialist
• Investment Operations Administrator
• Investment Operations Technician
• Financial Services Professional
• Financial Adviser

The role of our End Point Assessors is to assess an apprentice’s competence and knowledge against the industry specific standards.


NOCN will provide training sessions for all our End Point Assessors through a variety of training methods such as webinars, briefings and updates which will ensure that they are kept up to date with qualification requirements and quality assurance procedures.

Role Requirements

To be considered, our End Point Assessors must have;

• A thorough knowledge of their occupational area
• Recent experience of their chosen occupational route which demonstrates industry competence
• An assessor qualification (Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment, Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, A1 or D32/D33).

Additional Requirements

Our End Point Assessors will have excellent communication, organisation and planning skills in addition to good IT skills and be competent working with online reports.

Ongoing maintenance of their own Continuing Professional Development (CPD) will be required so that NOCN are confident their competency is up to date, in line with qualification requirements.

It would be desirable for our End Point Assessors to hold an Internal Verifiers Award (IQA Award) qualification to enable them to moderate other assessors' assessment decisions but this is not a pre-requisite for these roles.

Time Commitment

It is difficult to make an accurate assessment of time commitments until we know more precisely the number of apprentices that will be requiring End Point Assessments. However, we are asking EPA Assessors to commit to a minimum of around 35 days per annum, if possible, which will include attendance at standardisation events.

Whilst some assessments will need to be conducted at employer or training provider premises, some of the work will be carried out remotely, which should make it easier for EPA Assessors to fit in their assessment work around other commitments. We are also appointing on a regional basis, which should minimise unnecessary travel time when carrying out on-site assessments.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter, stating why you are the best person for the job, with recent examples of how you meet the key requirements of the role.

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In the case that there are no immediate suitable opportunities to match your particular experience, NOCN will keep applications received on file for 24 months until suitable vacancies arise.

If you are applying to assess more than one apprenticeship, please state this in your application and demonstrate your occupational expertise for each one.

NOCN Group is a Disability Confident Employer formally known as ‘Two Ticks’. This means that if you qualify as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 and you meet the minimum criteria outlined in the job specification, we guarantee you an interview.

Contract rate of pay

Please note, these are freelance contracted positions. The rate of pay will vary according to the nature of specific contracts, for example based upon the number of standards, sectors and levels.