Under our main company name The Vocational Academy Essex LTD, we are an approved end point assessment (EPA) provider for fitness qualifications. We had to pass a rigorous application process to achieve this status and we are proud to be able to contribute to raising the standards of the industry through robust assessment practices.
If you are an employer, training provider, college or other relevant organisation looking to work with us, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us via our contact us page
So you know what to expect when booking our end point assessment services, we have outlined below a brief outline of the process from start to finish:
- Enquiry and booking made for end point assessment with detailed initial meeting (online meeting or teleconference is fine)
- Agreement signed and payment made within 21 days of the assessment
- We invite you to collaborate online with us using ACE 360 (ESFA approved software)
- Apprentice details and proof of readiness, along with employer confirmation statement for readiness uploaded
- Pre-assessment briefing delivered to apprentices to ensure they are fully prepared
- End point assessment delivered. For fitness apprenticeships for example, it typically takes 1-2 days per apprentice.
- Charges – we charge around 15% of the funding drawn down for each apprentice for our EPA service.
However, we can guarantee you that we will either match or beat your current costs for end point assessment.
It is our primary aim and vision at The Vocational Academy and UKFI to raise the standards of the fitness industry and business apprenticeships through comprehensive EPA. This is something we achieve through being open, honest and supportive throughout the whole process.
This is why we chose to become an EPA organisation, our standards are high and so is our professionalism.
Please find us on the EPAO Directory
Please find the standards for the personal training apprenticeship here: PT Apprenticeship Standard
**As we add additional apprenticeships standards for our end point assessment we will add them below.