City & Guilds EPA Award

Colchester Institute’s commitment to apprenticeships has been recognised by a well-known qualifications awarding organisation – with the College receiving the prestigious City & Guilds ‘Excellence in End-point Assessment Award’.

The award which commends the high quality and standard of the College’s Apprenticeship provision, as well as the outstanding achievements of apprentices, saw City & Guilds present senior leaders at the College with a personalised plaque.

An End Point Assessment (EPA) is undertaken by each apprentice at the end of their programme and is carried out by an independent organisation. Apprentices must successfully complete this to pass their apprenticeship programme.

Apprenticeships form a big part of the College’s provision with around 1200 apprentices studying on over 60 different programmes this year. The EPA is designed to enable apprentices to demonstrate that they are fully conversant in the skills, knowledge and behaviours expected of individuals at the appropriate apprenticeship level in their occupational area.

Jill Wognum, Executive Vice Principal at Colchester Institute said “I am delighted that this has been recognised. It is recognition of the hard work, planning and support that goes into EPAs, along with fabulous ongoing work by staff to ensure that students develop high-level skills.”

Amanda Drew, Director of Apprenticeships and Business Solutions at Colchester Institute said “To be honoured by this EPA award for our efforts is a wonderful testament to our increased focus to be an employer’s provider of choice for apprenticeship delivery.”

Megann Mckinnon, Regional Business Manager at City & Guilds said “I had the pleasure of presenting Colchester Institute with the City & Guilds EPA Excellence plaque. The award recognises the teams hard work and commitment to driving successful outcomes for their apprentices.”