As an employer, how do you know if an apprentice is the right person to be on a particular apprenticeship programme, and how can you be sure that your apprentices are on track to pass their End Point Assessments (EPAs)? And how can you be certain that they have gained the required skills, knowledge and behaviours as set out by the apprenticeship standard?
Well, at the NSAFD, we have come up with a solution, with the launch of our new Occupational Assessment Tool (OAT).
Specially developed by the NSAFD, OAT can be used to assess whether an apprentice is meeting the requirements as set out by the apprenticeship standard and whether they are the most appropriate person for the apprenticeship programme.
OAT also improves communication between employers, providers and apprentices by ensuring that everyone understands what stage of the apprenticeship the apprentice has reached, and in which areas of the standard he/she needs support to prepare for the End Point Assessment (EPA). This can all be tested through OAT’s progress assessment feature, which can be used to check the apprentice’s progress. These assessments can be carried out up to six times throughout the apprentice’s programme as they progress towards EPA.
For more information take a look at our leaflet here.