End Point Assessment Services

Icon is registered as the End Point Assessment Organisation for both the Level 4 Cultural Heritage Conservation Technician and the Level 7 (Degree) Cultural Heritage Conservator Apprenticeship Standards.

Through the use of Accredited members of Icon as assessors, we are able to offer assurance that anyone completing an apprenticeship standard has met the high standards of professional practice expected within the conservation profession. 

How end point assessment works
Cultural Heritage Conservation Technician | EPA Process
Cultural Heritage Conservator | EPA Process
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How end point assessment works

End point assessment is the external validation that an apprentice has met the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of someone performing a particular job role. Once the apprentice has completed all of the required training on their apprenticeship - known as the 'gateway' - they will then go through the end point assessment process. This can take up to six months and is based on the End Point Assessment Plans developed by the trailblazer groups. 

Cultural Heritage Conservation Technician | EPA Process

Gateway Requirements

  • Employer’s confirmation that the apprentice is working at or above the level in the occupational standard.
  • English and mathematics qualifications at Level 2. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.
  • A portfolio of evidence. Apprentices will then need to have completed and submitted a portfolio of evidence which is used to support the professional discussion in the end point assessment. 
  • A project proposal. Apprentices will also need to have completed a project proposal which details the project which they will submit as part of the EPA. 

Assessment Methods

There are two assessment methods used for the EPA of apprentices completing the Cultural Heritage Conservation Technician Apprenticeship.

Professional Discussion

Supported by a portfolio of evidence, the professional discussion will give apprentices the opportunity to talk about their work, helping them to draw out their underpinning knowledge and skills of conservation which enable them to work effectively as a conservation technician.

Project and Q&A

Apprentices are expected to complete the project based on one specific object, collection or area of work which the candidate has worked on during the term of their apprenticeship. This is equally applicable if the candidate has worked as a conservation technician within any area of conservation. This is followed up by a short question and answer session to test the candidates understanding of the required criteria. 

Costs

The costs for completing the End Point Assessment for the Cultural Heritage Conservation Technician Apprenticeship are:

End Point Assessment: £1,390.00

Cost of Resit (if required): £380.00

Cultural Heritage Conservator | EPA Process

Gateway Requirements

  • Completed an MA or MSc in conservation
  • Employer’s confirmation that the apprentice is working at or above the level in the occupational standard.
  • English and mathematics qualifications at Level 2. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.
  • A portfolio of evidence. Apprentices will then need to have completed and submitted a portfolio of evidence which is used to support the professional discussion in the end point assessment. 
  • A project proposal. Apprentices will also need to have completed a project proposal which details the project which they will submit as part of the EPA. 

Assessment Methods

There are two assessment methods used for the EPA of apprentices completing the Cultural Heritage Conservator Apprenticeship. 

Professional Discussion

Supported by a portfolio of evidence, the professional discussion will give apprentices the opportunity to talk about their work, helping them to draw out their underpinning knowledge and skills of conservation which enable them to work effectively as a conservator

Project and Q&A

Apprentices are expected to complete the project based on one specific object, collection or area of work which the candidate has worked on during the term of their apprenticeship. This is equally applicable if the candidate has worked as a conservator within any area of conservation. This is followed up by a short question and answer session to test the candidates understanding of the required criteria. 

Costs

The costs for completing the End Point Assessment for the Cultural Heritage Conservator Apprenticeship are:

End Point Assessment: £2,040.00

Cost of Resit (if required): £680.00

Get in touch

Please get in touch by emailing [email protected] to find out more about the End Point Assessment process.