If you have an apprentice or employee undertaking the AM2, AM2S or another End Point Assessment, it’s in your interest to make sure they’re prepared as possible.

Make sure they have the tools and support they need to give them the best possible chance of passing the first time. Here’s what you need to do:

Check out the Checklist

As an employer, you’ll need to sign the Readiness for Assessment Checklist before the candidate can undertake the assessment. You’ll have to confirm you’re happy they have the skills and knowledge needed under each section of the assessment. Reading through the checklist with your employee and training provider should highlight any gaps in training or any areas which they are uncertain of, which can be addressed prior to the assessment taking place.

You can also read more about each section of the assessment on our assessment pages:

Work with your training provider

Use the checklist as a working document throughout the training programme – you can see clearly which systems and equipment they’ll be tested on during the assessment so try to ensure they get some real-world experience of these. Between yourself and your training provider, try to ensure that each category of the checklist is covered and look at how to address any gaps.

Top Tips

  • As well as learning and revising, it is important to remember some practical considerations, which may seem obvious to an employer, but less so to a trainee:
  • Share the Assessment Process information with your apprentice so they know what to expect on the day.
    Encourage them to do the simple things, like getting a good night’s sleep and not making plans for the evenings during assessment time just because they’re technically ‘off work’.
  • Try to ensure your apprentice doesn’t panic. As their employer, you are in a position to support and reassure them – after all, many of you might have sat an AM2 at the start of your career. Let them know that the assessment does not cover anything they won’t have been taught already, and there should be no surprises.