About our trade supplier EPA.

Our end-point assessment services for the trade supplier apprenticeship standard are now live!

This apprenticeship has been designed by a range of employers to ensure that both new entrants and those interested in progressing a career in the sector have an opportunity to develop the right skills, knowledge and behaviours. This apprenticeship is a fantastic way of developing these skills whilst learning and gaining experience at work.

At the end of the programme apprentices will be able to:

  • deliver customer service that exceeds customer expectations
  • identify customer requirements and refer them onwards in an appropriate manner
  • identify the customers’ requirements, match them to the trade supplier’s products and services
  • apply basic merchandising techniques
  • apply the key principles of selling
  • process and record the receipt, storage, assembly and despatch of goods.

Trade supplier apprenticeship standard

Occupational Awards Limited (OAL) are approved to offer end-point assessment services for the trade supplier standard.

To view the standard, please click here.

OAL Level 2 Trade Supplier End Point Assessment – 603/3779/5

The end-point assessment includes three distinct components:

  1. A 60 minute knowledge test comprising 15 multiple-choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
  2. A 3 hour practical observation of skills in the workplace.
  3. A professional discussion, supported by a portfolio of evidence.

The end-point assessment will result in a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Download the end-point assessment specification