This is a joint statement from End-Point Assessment Organisations approved to deliver the End-Point Assessment for the Children, Young People and Families Manager Apprenticeship Standard.
Training Qualifications UK and NCFE EPAPlus have been working collaboratively alongside the Employer Group and Ofqual, as the External Quality Assurance Provider, to review the current assessment plan for the above standard, published by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE). After much deliberation we have agreed by consensus that the current plan is unworkable and as such we are not able, at this time, to progress Apprentices through Gateway to take their final End-Point Assessments.
We all recognise the challenge this brings to current Apprentices who are already on programme and nearing, or at Gateway. As such, we continue to work consultatively with the IfATE to propose and find an approved means of resolving this issue as a matter of utmost urgency.
This collaborative statement is fully supported by the Children, Young People and Families Employer Group. This current position will be continually under review and Training Qualifications UK will keep you all updated with any further developments.