NOCN is at the forefront of the apprenticeship reforms, working in partnership with employers, FE colleges, training providers and skills experts in Trailblazer groups to develop a range of standards and assessments for new apprenticeships.
Once a new apprenticeship standard is approved by the Government, an apprentice assessment organisation (AAO) is appointed to carry out the end point assessment (EPA). For an organisation to become an AAO, it must meet high standards of quality and competence. Employers must choose their AAO at the start of their apprenticeship programme.
NOCN EPA - End Point Assessment
Independent End Point Assessment (EPA) from NOCN ensures that all apprentices have the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours detailed in the apprenticeship standard. NOCN is a leading Government approved, independent Apprentice Assessment Organisation (AAO), working with employers to ensure high quality, valid and robust EPA.
NOCN has more assessments plans in process and our approach to assessment can be applied to all apprenticeship standards with specific adaptations where necessary to meet the requirements of each job role.
Assessment plans vary according to the requirements of each new standard. Here is an example from the Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship:
For further information and advice please contact BD@oneawards.org.uk
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Alaine McCartney, Learning and Skills Manager
Darlington Borough Council