Change to starts policy for new standards being approved from October 2019

1 July, 2019

From October 2019 the Education and Skills Funding Agency will not fund apprentices to start on a new standard until an End-Point Assessment Organisation has given an ‘in principle’ commitment to deliver the assessment. The change is to ensure end-point assessments are in place for every apprentice before the apprenticeship has finished.

End Point Assessment Organisations will be asked to complete a new form to share information about their intent to apply to the Register to become the EPAO for a particular standard.  You can read more about this here and download an example of what the form may look like here.

If you are struggling to identify an EPAO to work with – please contact the ESFA at