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Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship Routes End Point Assessment

How to apply

Download the Application Form for End-Point Assessment

About the end-point assessor

University of Gloucestershire is a leading provider of teacher education. Our partnerships place the transformation of every child and its trainee teachers at the heart of all that we do. For over 150 years the University has been making a significant contribution to the training and assessment of trainee teachers across all age phases: early years, primary and secondary. The University fully embraces the diversity of schools and educational settings and works with over 400 early years settings, schools and colleges.

The University thrives on the opportunity to further enhance our longstanding international reputation for high quality teaching and research.

Our end-point assessment team comprises expert and experienced subject specialist teacher educators.  All have a deep and current knowledge and understanding of the requirements and standards for qualified teacher status (QTS).

Phases and Subjects

The University is available to undertake end-point assessments in the following subjects:

Locations

The University will be able to undertake endpoint assessments in the East Midlands, West Midlands and South West regions.

Key Requirements for end-point assessment

Before going forward for the end-point assessment gateway, the apprentice must have:

The University will liaise with the school and the apprentice to arrange a mutually convenient date and time for the assessment day. For quality assurance purposes 10% of assessments will involve an assessor being shadowed by another University assessor. The programme for the day will be facilitated by the employing school and must involve:

After the assessment day

When the end-point assessment is completed the UoG EPA will examine the evidence and determine the final grade (inadequate, pass or outstanding) by working within the framework of the relevant quality assurance and moderation procedures. A 10% sample will be taken for moderation purposes and all assessment outcomes will be ratified by an internal Assessment Panel. The Assessment Panel is chaired by a senior member of the School of Education and Applied Sciences. All UoG EPAs and an external moderator form the Panel. After ratification the UoG EPA will inform the apprentice and employer in writing within 7 working days about the outcome and final grade. The University will also inform the ESFA for certification purposes.

Reassessment

The apprentice is permitted to one retake of the end-point assessment after 1 month and within 6 months of a failed end-point assessment. Where the apprentice has mitigating or special considerations these will be considered under the relevant University’s policy. Reasonable adjustments to time-frames and assessment locations will be made where appropriate.

Next Steps

For assessment please complete the Application Form for End-Point Assessment and the Partnership agreement.

On confirmation of for an end- point assessment the University will write to the apprentice and employing school detailing:

Assessment day documents:

Key documents for the assessment day can be found here.

End-point Assessment Fee and further information:

For information about the End-Point Assessment fee and further question please contact:

Ian Cumiskey, University of Gloucestershire, Francis Close Hall Campus, Swindon   Road, Cheltenham, Glos. GL50 4AZ, E-mail: icumiskey@glos.ac.uk