Team Leader assessment plan v2

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What has changed?

With the number of assessment methods reduced from four to two, centres and apprentices can expect a more relevant assessment experience that clearly links the on-programme learning with the EPA event.

With the removal of the knowledge test and competency based interview, replaced by a presentation and professional discussion, there has been a definite shift in the assessment approach.

Supporting documents

Download the Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship Assessment Plan

Download our guide to the Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship Standard

Download the EPA Pack, mapping document, recording forms by logging into Walled Garden (existing customers only)
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What is involved in the new Level 3 End-point assessment?

The EPA consists of 2 discrete assessment methods:

Assessment method 1: Presentation and questions and answers

Apprentices will prepare and deliver a presentation which will be based on a topic that was covered within their apprenticeship and will be followed by questions and answers.

The apprentice will be given their presentation title post gateway and will be based on one topic provided by the EPA bookings team.

Presentation delivery

The presentation and questions will last 50 minutes plus 10% (at the discretion of the Independent ILM Assessor) if required. The presentation will typically last for 20 minutes and the questioning will typically last for 30 minutes in order to provide scope for the apprentice to demonstrate their full competence. The discretionary additional 10% time can be allocated in any proportion across the presentation and questioning.

A short break of up to 10 minutes may be taken between the presentation and question and answers to enable the independent assessor to review the questions they have identified in light of the presentation delivered.

Assessment method 2: Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

This assessment will take the form of a professional discussion which will be appropriately structured to draw out the best of the apprentice’s competence and excellence and cover the KSBs assigned to this assessment method.

A professional discussion is a two-way discussion between the Independent ILM Assessor and the apprentice to assess the apprentice’s in-depth understanding of their work. The professional discussion should be led by the apprentice but involves both the Independent ILM Assessor and the apprentice actively listening and participating in a formal conversation. The Independent ILM Assessor will give the apprentice the opportunity to make detailed and proactive contributions to confirm their competency across the KSBs assigned to this method.

Professional discussion delivery

The underpinning portfolio is submitted at Gateway and must evidence all of the KSBs mapped to this assessment method. The Independent ILM Assessor can use the contents of the portfolio to identify discussion areas for the professional discussion.

The professional discussion will last 60 minutes. The Independent ILM Assessor has the discretion to increase the time of the professional discussion by up to 10% to allow the apprentice to complete their last answer. Further time may be granted for apprentices with appropriate needs, in accordance with our Reasonable Adjustments Policy.

How is the assessment graded?

To achieve a pass overall, the apprentice must achieve a pass in both assessment methods by meeting all the pass grading descriptors.

To achieve a distinction overall, the apprentice must achieve a distinction in both assessment methods by meeting all of the distinction grading descriptors.

Grades from individual assessment methods will be combined in the following way to determine the grade of the EPA as a whole.

Assessment method 1

Presentation with questions and answers

Assessment method 2

Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

Overall grading

Fail

Fail

Fail

Fail

Pass

Fail

Fail

Distinction

Fail

Pass

Fail

Fail

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Distinction

Pass

Distinction

Fail

Fail

Distinction

Pass

Pass

Distinction

Distinction

Distinction

What is required at Gateway?

  • Gateway declaration form
  • Declaration of authentication
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Portfolio Evidence Matrix
  • Evidence of English and maths

How much does the EPA service cost?

ILM's End Point assessment service for the Team Leader/Supervisor apprenticeship standard is £650.

Product

Code

Fee

Team Leader/Supervisor EPA

9308-22

£650

Registration

 

£25

Presentation and Questions and Answers

 

£275 (Re-sit / Re-take fee)

Professional Discussion underpinned by the portfolio

 

£350 (Re-sit / Re-take fee)

Digital innovation

Every apprentice that is registered for EPA with us gets access to:

Get-to-Gateway – our digital solution that combines a Learning Management System (LMS) with our industry-leading e-Portfolio, which supports both on-programme delivery and preparation for a successful end-point assessment.

EPA Preparation tool – providing e-learning support targeting areas like presentation and interview skills, reflection and analysis to build confidence going into the assessment.

EPA Digital Credentials – on successful completion of assessment. Providing a verified, visual representation of knowledge and skills attained during a Management Apprenticeship, Digital Credentials allow your apprentices to raise their online professional profile and bring their skills to life. We issue digital credentials to learners who have completed their ILM programmes, allowing them to share their successes and achievements online. Visit the digital credential webpage to learn more.

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We’re here to support you

We have a wide range of support and guidance for centres delivering apprenticeships, from on programme learning resources, technical advisor support and digital platforms to guide you through to EPA success.

Our EPA Customer Success team are on-hand to walk you through the process and provide advice from the start. Our team includes leadership and management specialists, quality leads, and policy and funding specialists – all working together to provide solutions for you.

For more information on how we can support you throughout EPA visit our ILM EPA webpage.

We will be updating this page regularly. Please check in to stay up-to-date with the latest information and guidance.

 

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