Coaching Professional Level 5.



End-Point Assessment is the final assessment for an apprentice. An apprentice cannot achieve their apprenticeship without passing the End-Point Assessment.

EPA is an opportunity for an apprentice to showcase what they have learnt during their time on programme. This assessment includes a Knowledge Test, Observation with questions and answers and Interview supported by portfolio of evidence.

End-Point Assessment for Coaching Professional can be carried out remotely or face to face.


Gateway requirements for Coaching Professional are:

  • Evidence the apprentice has achieved Level 2 Maths and English

  • Completion of Portfolio of Evidence

Assessment Method​

Knowledge Test

Apprentices will be given 90 minutes to answer 40 multiple choice questions. This test is completed online and will be invigilated by a NEPA representative.

Observation with Question and Answers

Apprentices will be observed carrying out two, one hour long coaching sessions with different individuals, followed by a 20 minutes question and answer session. The observations can be spilt over one working day.

Interview Supported by Portfolio of Evidence 

Apprentices will be interviewed by an independent assessor for 60 minutes, using a minimum of 9 questions. The apprentice can refer to the portfolio of evidence during this interview.


Apprentices will achieve an overall grade, Distinction, Pass or Fail for their End-Point Assessment. These results will be communicated within 10 days of assessment. Should a learner need to retake either or both assessment methods this will take place within 3 months of initial assessment.