• Employer formally appoints OAL as EPA organisation
  • Training provider signs OAL terms and conditions
  • Access given to OAL’s online portal and supporting documents
  • Employer selects EPA sites and applies to OAL for site recognition
  • OAL conduct site visit to complete approval process
  • Apprentice must be registered with OAL and an estimated completion date given
  • OAL will provide ongoing support to employers and providers during their apprenticeship delivery
  • Employer/provider must confirm to OAL that the apprentice has met gateway requirements of the standard
  • Gateway evidence must be supplied to OAL for confirmation of completion
  • EPA booked online
  • OAL invoices provider for EPA
  • OAL confirms EPA details with employer, provider and apprentice
  • Employer ensures the following are in place at the allocated date and time: apprentice, facilities and resources
  • OAL independent assessor carries out EPA with the apprentice
  • EPA outcomes moderated by OAL
  • EPA results will issued within 10 working days
  • Certificates confirming results sent to provider and data passed to the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) for final certification
  • If resits are required the apprentice will undertake further learning, until their employer confirms they are ready to retake any part of EPA
  • Once this is confirmed the process will restart from stage 3
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