End Point Assessments in Hospitality

EPA in Hospitality

You can send your apprentices to us for their official End Point Assessments (EPA) in two main hospitality vocations, or we can come to you.

We provide industry-accredited assessment in the Commis Chef Standard and Chef De Partie Standard.

At Brockenhurst College we were the first college in the UK to be authorised to provide these End Point Assessments, achieving the status in 2018.

To book a discussion about how we can deliver your organisation’s EPAs, please call:

epa@brock.ac.uk   01590 625555

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Our modern Hospitality facilities, along with our highly-experienced and well-qualified staff, ensured we were able to pass the stringent quality tests.

How does the EPA work?

The EPA comprises the following four separate components.

On-demand test

This will be a paper-based multiple-choice exam lasting 90 minutes.

Culinary challenge observation

This will be completed in the kitchens at your premises, or at Brockenhurst College, and will last two hours.

Practical observation

This may be split to cover preparation and service. This must demonstrate the apprentice’s ability to produce dishes to an approved standard. This assessment will last three hours and will be recorded by the assessor in both written and picture/video form.

Professional discussion

This will last 40 minutes and will be a structured meeting that will include the apprentice’s line manager. It will focus on a logged record of recipes produced to demonstrate competency across the culinary range. This will also be recorded by the assessor in both written and picture/video form.

How many apprentices can you test at once?

  • Commis Chef Standard – Minimum group of six (this depends on provider cohort size too).
  • Chef De Partie Standard – Minimum group of six (this depends on provider cohort size too).

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Why choose Brockenhurst College?

Our Hospitality department is a dynamic and industrious environment to learn and develop professional hospitality skills. Importantly, it operates from a fully-equipped professional-standard kitchen. Training is aided by our onsite commercial fine-dining restaurant.

Brock students demonstrate high level of achievement, with a 100% pass-rate at Level 1 and Level 2. Meanwhile, learner-retention across the department is high at 95%.

Over the last decade we have delivered 1,600 hospitality-based apprenticeships. Key employer partners include Marriott, Careys Manor, DE Vere Hotels, Care South, Bournemouth and Poole Hospital Trusts and several local SMEs.

How much does it cost?

Commis Chef Standard

  • Minimum group of six.
  • Our standard price is £1,250 per person

 

Chef De Partie Standard

  • Minimum group of six.
  • Our standard price is £1,250 per person

 

How to proceed

After an initial discussion we will provide a Service Level Agreement to outline the terms and conditions of the EPA delivery programme, including agreed timings and costs.

To book a discussion about how we can deliver your organisation’s EPAs, please call:

epa@brock.ac.uk   01590 625555

 

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Contact Details

01590 625555