Brockenhurst College first in UK to offer End-point Assessment for two hospitality apprenticeships
Posted on: 13th March 2018
Brockenhurst College is the first college in the UK to appear on the Register of End-point Assessment providers for two hospitality apprenticeships – Commis Chef Level 2 and Chef De Partie Level 3.
Brock’s modern hospitality facilities, along with its experienced and qualified staff, ensured it was able to pass the necessary quality tests to gain the new status.
The introduction of End-point Assessments (EPA) is one of the biggest changes to apprenticeships under the government’s apprenticeship reforms.
EPAs must now be performed by an independent third-party assessor, which is something Brock can call itself in relation to the two courses.
Importantly, the regime tells employers whether apprentices have demonstrated the correct knowledge, competence, skills and behaviours.
Apprentices were previously assessed throughout their apprenticeship and were not required to undergo a formal EPA to achieve certification.
Dan Power, Director of Apprenticeships at Brockenhurst College, explained: “We’re now able reach out to other colleges and offer ourselves as the end-point assessor for their apprentices.”
“It’s a really good business opportunity for us and a real indication of our quality systems here at the College,” he added.
Brock is currently working towards gaining EPA testing status for a range of other apprenticeships.