Vistar End-point Assessments

Vistar is on the Register of End-point Assessment Organisations and provides Employers, Private Training Providers and FE Colleges with an efficient approach when their Apprentices are ready to proceed through Gateway and enter End-point Assessment. Our transparency simplifies the process and maintains the highest levels of quality assurance.

What is End-point Assessment?

The End-point Assessment (EPA) is a requirement as part of Apprenticeship Standards in England, designed by Trailblazer Employer Groups. In order for an Apprentice to complete their Apprenticeship, they must successfully complete an EPA.

Once the Apprentice has successfully completed the minimum period of training of the skills, knowledge and behaviour defined in an Apprenticeship Standard, their Employer will have chosen an End-point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) to undertake the EPA for the Apprentice.

The Employer is required to 'pass' the Apprentice through the Gateway, where the Apprentice must undertake the EPA activities as set out in the respective Apprenticeship Assessment Plan.

The Assessment Plan is specific to each Standard and details the assessment components that are required to be successfully completed. The Assessment Plan also details the grading criteria of either Pass, Merit, Distinction or Fail. The Apprentice must pass the EPA to achieve their Apprenticeship.

Once the Apprentice has passed their EPA, the EPAO will apply for the Apprenticeship Certificate to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). The ESFA will then send the Apprentice’s certificate directly to the Employer.

How Vistar End-point
Assessments work

Vistar will be delighted to undertake the EPA for your Apprentices. Please contact our Operations Team at if you would like Vistar to deliver End-point Assessments for your Apprentices. We will be able to provide you with the most up to date information about our:

  • Latest Vistar EPA agreement
  • EPA guidance documentation
  • EPA processes and STARepa; Vistar’s IT system to register Apprentices, submit gateway documentation, and view End-point Assessment (EPA) progress and results
  • EPA prices and terms

Please see below the End-point Assessments Vistar are approved on the EPAO register to deliver. Vistar has submitted further applications to the Register of EPAOs. If you would like further information on the Standards we have applied for, please contact us and we will be happy to share them with you.

We look forward to welcoming you as a Vistar EPA customer in the near future.

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