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Recruitment End Point Assessment

The Leading Recruitment End Point Assessment – EPA Service in the UK
Call 0161 232 0991 or email epa@ior.org

The British Institute of Recruiters BIoR in the leading provider of recruitment apprenticeship services in the UK.  We will be offering gold standard Recruitment Apprenticeship End Point Assessment - EPA services to employers for the new Recruitment Standards.  Our EPA service is the only one that will lead directly to free membership of The British Institute of Recruiters (mBIoR) for successful apprentices.

End Point Assessment will be offered for the following 2 Recruitment Apprenticeship Standards

What is included in End Point Assessment EPA – for Recruitment Apprenticeship Standards from the BIoR:

  1. A full information pack to providers detailing the process.
  2. EPA Toolkit.
  3. EPA support learning resources.
  4. Online booking, completion, and audit of EPA process from the gateway through to certification.
  5. Competitive pricing negotiated based on the volume of apprentices.
  6. A resubmission if the apprentice fails End Point Assessment - EPA.
  7. Full professional membership of The British Institute of Recruiters for successful apprentices (mBIoR).

For more information on The British Institute of Recruiters Recruitment Apprenticeship End Point Assessment please contact us on the details below.

 

More details on the Recruitment Consultant Apprenticeship Standard End Point Assessment EPA

For the apprentice to progress to the End Point Assessment (EPA), the following criteria must have been met:

  • They must have completed at least 12 months on programme learning.
  • The employer and training provider formally confirm that the apprentice has attained the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and behaviours detailed in the Standard and is ready to progress to the EPA.
  • The apprentice has achieved the mandatory qualifications detailed in the Standard.

The EPA is structured into two distinct parts: 

• Project Assignment – assessing the knowledge, skills, and behaviours as detailed in Annex A of the assessment plan. 
• Professional Discussion – assessing the knowledge skills and behaviours as detailed in Annex A of the assessment plan.

The Project Assignment will be submitted online.
The Professional Discussion will take place virtually.

We will provide an EPA Toolkit. This will contain available titles for the Project Assessment and structured brief for the Professional Discussion. It will also contain a detailed breakdown of the marking scheme for both distinct elements of the EPA. Due to the large number of knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed within the Standard, and the requirement to test them holistically, to simplify their assessment they have been grouped as follows:

  • Business Development
  • Candidate Management
  • Consultancy
  • Compliance

Project Assignment
The Project Assignment is an assessment that will be given to the apprentice once they have progressed through the Assessment Gateway. It has been designed to assess the apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviours through utilising their ability to research, organise and deliver a written assignment within a defined timeframe to the required standard – as they would in the real work environment.

Example topics:
* A project looking at specific recruitment requirements and planning.
* A project looking at recruitment process improvements.
* A project looking at managing candidates through the entire. recruitment process.

The Project Assignment must be all the apprentice’s own work.
We will give the apprentice a title for their Project Assignment within 7 days of being notified by the Employer or Training Provider that they have been progressed to the EPA.
The Apprentice must submit the Project Assignment to the AO for assessment in no more than 6 weeks. This gives the Apprentice some flexibility to complete the assignment at their own pace and allows for work commitments. It will have a word count of 3000 words (+ / - 10%). Further supporting information, such as testimonials, screenshots etc. may also be included, but will not be taken into consideration for the word count.

Professional Discussion
The Professional Discussion takes place after the completion and marking of the Project Assignment. It will take place no later than 12 weeks after the apprentice has progressed through the Assessment Gateway. The Professional Discussion (PD) will focus on assessing the relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the Apprenticeship Standard.

Example questions:

  • Explain your approach to negotiating terms of business with a client.
  • Explain how you would provide feedback to a candidate.
  • How would you advise a client on different recruitment models?
  • Explain your approach to developing client relationships.

The Professional Discussion is expected to last between 45 and 60 minutes.

More details on the Recruitment Resourcer Apprenticeship Standard End Point Assessment EPA

The EPA is structured into two distinct parts:

  • Resourcing Project Assignment (RPA) – assessing the knowledge, skills, and behaviours as detailed in Annex A of the assessment plan. 
  • Professional Discussion (PD) – assessing the knowledge skills and behaviours as detailed in Annex A of the assessment plan. 

The Project Assignment will be submitted online.
The Professional Discussion will take place virtually.

We will provide an EPA Toolkit. This will contain available titles for the Project Assessment and structured brief for the Professional Discussion. It will also contain a detailed breakdown of the marking scheme for both distinct elements of the EPA. Due to the large number of knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed within the Standard, and the requirement to test them holistically, to simplify their assessment they have been grouped as follows:

  • Business Development
  • Candidate Management
  • Consultancy
  • Compliance

The Resourcing Project Assignment

This is an assessment that will be given to the apprentice once they have progressed through the Assessment Gateway. It has been designed to assess the apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviours in Candidate Sourcing and Compliance (as defined in Annex A) through:

  • Utilising their ability to research, compose and place an appropriate advert in line with legal regulatory and ethical requirements; and
  • Describing how they would effectively manage candidate applications sourced from the written job advert to shortlisting stage to the required standard – as they would in the real work environment.

The apprentice will deliver a written assignment within a defined timeframe to the required standard – as they would in the real work environment.

Professional Discussion

The Professional Discussion takes place after the completion and marking of the RPA. It will take place no later than 8 weeks after the apprentice has progressed through the Assessment Gateway.

The PD is a structured interview between the apprentice and the EPAO’s Assessor (the Assessor).
We will provide detailed briefs for the Assessor that will ensure that the apprentice’s skills, knowledge and behaviours in Business Development, Candidate Management and Compliance are assessed. The detailed briefs will be developed and maintained in the Assessment Tools. This will ensure that a consistent approach is taken and that all key areas are appropriately explored and assessed.

Examples questions:

  • Explain your approach to the candidate selection process.
  • What methods or practices would you use to identify new business leads?
  • How would you progress new client opportunities?
  • Explain how you would monitor applications.
  • Identify what pre-employment and compliance checks you undertake on candidates and why they are important?
  • Give me an example of where you have acted with tenacity and have shown resilience?
  • Tell me when you have had to prioritise your workload, what was the situation and what did you do?
  • How would you initiate, build and maintain relationships with candidates?
  • Explain why it is important to keep the recruitment database up to date.
  • How would you identify new client opportunities?

The Professional Discussion is expected to last between 45 and 60 minutes.

Call 0161 232 0991 or email epa@ior.org for more information on End Point Assessment EPA.