The end-point assessment for the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems apprenticeship is currently in development. Candidate preparation manuals and gateway arrangements are being developed and will available soon.
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The EPA for the Security Pathway is now available and is currently being delivered at the Earlsfield Centre in London. Discussions are underway with other potential centres to become active during 2019.
Development work on the Fire pathway is ongoing and we currently anticipate this being available from the end of Q2.
The EPA cost until 31 December 2019 is £1925. The price for 2020 will be agreed by end October 2019.
Please note that any EQA costs imposed by IFA are additional to this cost.
For information on the combined Fire and Security or Emergency Lighting pathways, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) is currently tendering for a new provider of its External Quality Assurance service from May 2019. At this point, it is anticipated that a per apprentice charge will be imposed for all EPA carried out under an apprenticeship standard.
The level is yet to be confirmed although a charge in the region of £56 per apprentice has been suggested. Once the charge is confirmed, it will be mandatory for all EPA conducted after 01 May 2019, irrespective of when the assessment was booked. NET has no control over these charges and will be required to pass the charge in full to the EQA provider.
NET will add the charges to centre invoices monthly for all in scope assessments and centres will need to adjust their invoices for assessment accordingly.
We will confirm more details as soon as the amount of the charge is confirmed. Please note this applies only to NET AM2S and FESS assessments currently; AM2 assessments are not impacted.