Supporting Employers and Training Providers to design, deliver and End Point Assess successful Apprenticeship programmes
The Apprenticeship sector has been subject to significant change. DSW helps cross-sector Employers and Providers to embrace that change, through consultancy to make the best use of the Levy and EPA, design and delivery services which complement, not compete, with Training Providers.
Our Assessors have an-depth knowledge of their chosen industry and sector. Fully qualified and experienced, they maintain their CPD to ensure full understanding of the job roles they assess.
Our nationwide talent pool of 200+ Assessors and 850 learning and development professionals means we can handle cohorts of any size, in any location.
We have robust IQA and EQA processes which mirror industry benchmarks across all of the standards we assess. A rigorous assessment and selection process ensures potential assessors have the right level of skills, knowledge and expertise for the Standards they assess.
Adaptable & collaborative
Providing clarity for Employers, Training Providers and Apprentices to support their understanding and implementation of the Standards. We give helpful, friendly guidance backed by a suite of support materials.
End Point Assessment services
How our EPA process works
Responsive, Millennial-friendly, collaborative and supportive sums up our approach to End Point Assessment.
Our suite of support materials provides clarity for Employers, Training Providers and Apprentices to support their understanding of what activities are involved and how these are assessed for each Standard.
Initial Meeting to confirm requirements
Register Apprentices on EPA Pro
Issue guides & toolkits
Assign Assessor on
Standard-specific training for Tutors / Coaches
1 & 3 month check to confirm Apprentice readiness for Gateway
Confirm standard requirements have been met
Schedule provisional dates & times for EPA
Issue mock tests if applicable
Monthly calls to ensure progress remains on-track
Support & training available if needed
DSW flexible to accommodate earlier or later completion
Sample of evidence reviewed
Detailed written feedback issued to ATP
EPA dates & times confirmed or amended
Provide platforms & resources to enable remote assessment
Assess the Apprenticeship in-line with the Assessment Plan & Marking Criteria
Fast turnaround -
5 working days
Communicate grades to the Training Provider
Apply for certificates from the ESFA
Certificates issued by the ESFA
Get in touch today
If you’d like to find out more about Apprenticeships, discuss your requirements or simply get a feel for who we are, get in touch.