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FE WEEK: England alone with end-point assessment- only apprenticeships

FE Week has published an article today on new research into how apprenticeships are delivered across eight different countries, revealing that England is the only country to have an end point assessment only apprenticeship programme.

Graham Hasting-Evans, managing director of NOCN, raised concern about this. He said: “While recognising that an EPA is an important way of testing the apprentices, we have always believed the on-programme and gateway assessments are also important.

“We live in a global skills market and we want our apprenticeship standards to be recognised as world class. Therefore, it is concerning that we now look out of step with other major economies.”

Read the full article here.