Stretch and Challenge. Pass to a Distinction.
In order to achieve the higher grade of a distinction, you will need to achieve the following in both types of assessment during end-point-assessment (EPA)
Situational judgement test
The situational judgement test will present the candidate with a range of real-life scenarios about which the learner will have to answer questions in a multiple choice format (60 Questions). The assessment will normally be undertaken online, under controlled conditions with a time limit applied. Questions will draw from the stated knowledge and skills elements of the standard and focus on the higher order competencies. Material may be drawn from any part of the apprenticeship standard.
The grading threshold will be:
Acceptable achievement (Pass) 40 correct answers
Good achievement (Merit) 50 or more correct answers
Outstanding achievement (Distinction) 55 or more correct answers
A professional discussion will be undertaken with an independent assessor. The discussion will be of no more than 45 minutes duration. Candidates can only apply to undertake the discussion component once the multiple choice assessment has been achieved. The discussion will draw questions and amplifications from prior learning and experience including, where applicable, the candidate’s self-assessment and supporting evidence including testimony from users of services and a sample of standardised candidate questions asked of every apprentice candidate in the interview.
Acceptable achievement Pass
Good achievement Merit
Outstanding achievement Distinction