NOCN is a market-leading independent End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) who have been successfully delivering End Point Assessments since 2017. NOCN is at the forefront of apprenticeship reforms including the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in the UK, working in partnership with employers, Further Education colleges, Training Providers and skills experts to develop a range of standards and assessments for new apprenticeships.
NOCN is also an established Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation, bringing this level of quality assurance to its End Point Assessment provision.
The Insurance Practitioner apprenticeship is an entry role into the indutry. Insurance is an incredibly diverse marketplace with a rich history of helping people and businesses assess the risks they could face. Over a million people in the UK work in this exciting industry which provides products and advice on everything from sports cars to hurricanes. Insurance touches the lives of everyone and allows us to operate secure in the knowledge that should the worst happen we will have the support we need.
NOCN works in partnership with employers and Training Providers to provide a quality-first End Point Assessment (EPA). End Point Assessment is the final stage of the apprenticeship where the apprentice demonstrates the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours gained on-programme to an independent End Point Assessor.
The required Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours of the Insurance Practitioner apprenticeship standard will be fully communicated to the apprentice at the start of their apprenticeship, in preparation for End Point Assessment. End Point Assessment is carried out independently by qualified NOCN End Point Assessors to ensure a quality robust End Point Assessment you can trust.
The required Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours of the Insurance Practitioner apprenticeship standard that the apprentice will be required to learn during the on-programme phase of the apprenticeship, are found on the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education website. Click the link below to see the apprenticeship standard and assessment plan in further detail:
The apprentice will be supported by their employer and the Training Provider throughout the On-Programme phase of the apprenticeship. As a leading Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation, NOCN offers a number of qualifications to support the apprentice, including:
To move to End Point Assessment, the apprentice must have achieved the relevant maths and English at Level 2 and a qualification listed within the apprenticeship standard.
At the end of the on-programme training period, the Training Provider and employer will also review the apprentice’s Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours against the Insurance Practitioner apprenticeship standard. Once the apprentice has gained the required Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours required of the apprenticeship standard then the apprentice can move forward to End Point Assessment.
End Point Assessment is the final stage of the apprenticeship. The overall grades available for the End Point Assessment are Pass, Distinction or Fail.
The End Point Assessment for the Insurance Practitioner apprenticeship standard consists of the following:
A Portfolio of Work: This could be from a range of evidence and will be compiled by the Apprentice. The most appropriate types would be identified through discussion with the Employer, Training Provider and Apprentice, taking into account the job role and internal systems and processes. A minimum of 3 different types of evidence within this portfolio will be required to demonstrate competence and authenticate the assessment. Examples could be written work or case studies, internal compliance audits, project work done in the role, formal performance review or appraisal, CPD log.
Reflective Discussion: The reflective discussion will take the form of a structured interview with the NOCN End Point Assessor to explore the content of the portfolio and the learner journey in more detail.
NOCN organises the EPA at a suitable time for the employer, training provider and apprentice. We then book the independent expert assessor who will deliver the EPA.
Because arranging a quality EPA involves a number of people and organisations, NOCN requires a minimum of three months to ensure all elements of EPA are in place including, contracting, invoicing and scheduling.
NOCN has a range of useful EPA resources available and our friendly team is available to offer expert advice and support for both Employers and Training Providers.
On successful completion, NOCN will issue an EPA grade notification and apply to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to produce the final apprenticeship certificate.
Level 4 Insurance Professional