NFRC is set to become an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO), for the roofing trailblazer apprenticeship standard.
The move is subject to some final checks from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Apprenticeship Assessment Service.
Roofing Trailblazer assessment
As of September 2019, all new apprenticeship standards must conclude with an external end-point assessment. This should be undertaken by an organisation independent of either the employer or training provider.
The main advantage in this new process for the employer is that they get to choose which organisation undertakes this assessment.
NFRC is now urging all roofing contractors to choose the federation as their End Point Assessment Organisation.
NFRC Head of Technical and Training, Bob Richardson said: “Many companies are not aware they have a choice over which organisation they choose to be their End Point Assessment Organisation and often just go with the one chosen for them, which may not always be the best choice.
“We are urging all roofing contractors to choose NFRC, the federation that stands for roofing excellence, as the End Point Assessment Organisation for their apprentices. By choosing us, contractors can be assured of our proven experience and expertise in the assessment process.
“We are working closely with the Institute for Apprenticeships and the Education and Skills Funding Agency as well as putting in the necessary processes in place internally, to ensure that we ready to be able to start assessing the first apprentices to complete their roofing trailblazer.”