Overview of the independent End-Point Assessment
All apprentices registered on new apprenticeship standards will undertake an end-point assessment (EPA). Independent end-
point assessors (EPAs) are responsible for assessing apprentices against set EPA criteria and evidence requirements.
EPAs must be suitably qualified and competent within the occupation associated with the EPA. We will provide you with relevant training and standardisation to undertake your EPA role and we expect you to maintain your competence, through ongoing continuing professional development (CPD).
Key Accountabilities : The EPA will :
The EPA will :
Take part in regular training and standardisation activities, associated with the role of
Maintain and provide evidence of ongoing, relevant Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
Assess the performance of candidates in accordance with published assessment and grading criteria and procedures, ensuring overall standards are
Follow the protocols set out in Pearson’s specifications, assessment materials and quality assurance protocols, relating to the
Maintain service-level agreements with regards to responding to EPA planning, operational activities, reports and submissions of assessment
Report all risks and issues encountered during the end-point assessment to Pearson, including any suspected malpractice / maladministration
Ensure all EPA reports and assessment evidence are high quality and recorded
Support Pearson, if necessary, with any appeals from apprentices, regarding assessment
Raise any conflicts of interest, including in relation to the independence of
Ensure that any personal actions are completed, as required by Pearson
Contribute to the continuous improvement of Pearson’s end-point assessment activitiesby the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.
Background and Experience (desirable)
Evidence of assessing staff or learner competence, at the level or above of the
Hold or be working towards an assessor qualification (e.g. A1, TAQA
Experience of leading meetings / structured interviews /
Current experience of working within one or more financial services industries for example, banks and building societies, insurance, claims and loss adjustment, pensions, mortgage and / or financial planning (for a minimum of two
Current experience within a front line role related to delivering financial services to customers including leading and developing teams (for a minimum of two
Evidence of CPD, in line with the EPA
Experience of complying with quality assurance / regulatory
Current DBS certificate
Evidence of assessing staff or learner competence, at the level or above of the EPA
Background and Experience (desirable) :
To hold an appropriate financial services qualification at level 3 / 4 (or higher) qualification / examination from either CBI, CII, CISI, IFA / LIBF, CILA or
To hold, or be working towards an internal quality assurance
Experience of working in more than one industry / sector
Experience of making grading
Knowledge of prevent & safeguarding
Skills & Knowledge (Essential)
Excellent written, verbal, IT and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively respond to conflicts
Flexibility to understand and respond to the individual needs and circumstances of employers / apprentices
Sufficient and relevant technical knowledge in financial services legal and regulatory, a range of products and services offered within the financial services, systems, tools and processes used within financial services
Excellent understanding of the associated apprenticeship standard, assessment plan, specification, assessment instruments and recording
Ability to assess, free from
Ability to assess and report risks
Ability to meet deadlines
Once you have submitted your application, please send your CV, CPD and relevant certificates to epadelivery pearson.com.
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Note : Please indicate your most recent Financial Services experience in Step 4 Occupational. If you cannot see your sector listed, please contact the Recruitment team at associate.pearson.com