Level 3 Information Communication Technician

Level 3 Information Communication Technician

The EPA is the culmination of the Apprentice’s training programme and provides them the opportunity to demonstrate the full range of knowledge, skills and behaviours in the published standard. There are 3 options to select from with this standard. The successful outcome of the EPA will result in certification with the Education Skills and Funding Agency (ESFA). You can find the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education assessment plan here.

End Point Assessment


Having completed a minimum of 12 months on programme training, the apprentice will undertake a Professional Discussion based on a portfolio of evidence, and a Project Report and Questioning session based on a post-gateway project.

  • 01. Application

    Once the Employer has decided to use the Academy4PM for the EPA of their learner, the Employer will be required to complete and submit the Academy4PM EPA Application Form which activates the EPA process and initiates EPA for the Apprentice.

  • 02. Submission

    The EPA requires the submission of a Portfolio of Evidence at Gateway and a Project Report based on a post-Gateway project by the Apprentice to the Academy4PM in electronic form.

  • 03. Review

    The assessor panel, once selected and any identified conflicts of interest have been resolved, will review the Portfolio of Evidence and Project Report during the Gateway period. The Lead Assessor from the Academy4PM will guide the assessment process and prepare for the Professional discussion and Project Report with Questioning.

  • 04. Panel

    The assessment will be led by an Academy4PM assessor who will act as independent assessor, who may include representatives from the employer or learning provider free of any direct conflict of interest. The assessor panel will contain members who have:

    • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the apprenticeship standard
    • The ability to contextualise the relevant work-based project(s)
    • Current, relevant occupational knowledge and expertise, which has been gained through “hands on” experience in the profession within the last 5 years.

    The Academy4PM assessor will have the final decision on grading.

  • 05. Assessment

    The EPA will assess the full range of knowledge, skills and behaviours listed in the published Standard utilising the following:

    • Project Report and Questioning session lasting 30 minutes
    • Professional Discussion with Portfolio, lasting 60 minutes

    The above is an opportunity for the apprentice to demonstrate the skills, knowledge and behaviours required their day-to-day work.

Academy4Digital End Point Assessment Process

Final Outcome

Once the lead Assessor has concluded the Apprentices Professional Discussion and Project Report with Questioning, the Assessor Panel will review and finalise their marks and provide the Academy4PM with an overall grading recommendation. Both assessment methods are weighted equally in their contribution to final EPA grade.

All EPA methods must be passed for the EPA to be passed overall. Apprentices must gain a pass in both methods to gain a pass overall Apprentices must gain a distinction in both assessment methods to gain a Distinction. Apprentices must gain a pass in one assessment method and a distinction in the other to gain a Merit overall.


If the Apprentice does not achieve initial EPA, detailed feedback on Learning Areas for improvement will be provided to the Apprentice (via the Employer) with the end result. Apprentices should have a supportive action plan to prepare for the re-sit or a re-take. An apprentice who fails an assessment method, and therefore the EPA in the first instance, will be required to re-sit or re-take any failed assessment methods only. Where any assessment method must be re-sat or re-taken, the apprentice will be awarded a maximum EPA grade of pass.

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