The BPEC roadmap to EPAs is focused, cost-effective and efficient –
for you and your apprentices
Choosing your assessment organisation
Once the employer has chosen their preferred EPAO, our EPA experts will answer your questions, presenting our credentials and client/apprentice references. We are open and transparent about costs from the outset.
The right contractual arrangements
The BPEC apprentice information request form is completed for all apprentices you want to register. We draft an apprentice contract that includes agreed fees and is shaped around your requirements.
Once contracts are agreed, the registration process is complete for your apprentices. We send additional supporting information and documentation, and meet to discuss activity and guidance. Note: the earlier that you engage with us on your EPA requirements, the more support and guidance we can offer.
Planning, workshops & support
Detailing what you need to do and how to prep apprentices. We offer a range of regulated qualifications and services, plus mock assessment papers and exemplar materials. We work closely with training providers to advise and set achievable EPA dates for individual apprentices.
Evidence & the Gateway
We give training providers guidance and advice on gateway requirements for each standard. This includes planning documents that highlight key dates for evidence submission, and dates for each assessed element within the assessments plans.
Booking & amendments
We are highly responsive and flexible, scheduling EPAs when you need them: we go the extra mile to fit in with what works for you. If your plans change, just pick up the phone. Our cancellation and postponement fees are significantly less than other EPA providers.
BPEC EPA looks at multiple aspects of a candidate’s knowledge and skills, assessing their experience, attitudes and behaviour through one-to-one interviews, examinations, competency tests, etc.
Results, certification & next steps
Once the apprentice completes their EPA and after quality assurance, we inform the apprentice, employer and provider of the result. Where an apprentice is unsuccessful, we issue formal feedback for further study and revision before re-booking. We claim the apprenticeship certificate on your behalf.