Customer Service Specialist Level 3.

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Overview

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

End-Point Assessment is an opportunity for an apprentice to showcase what they have learnt during their apprenticeship for Customer Service Specialist Level 3. This assessment includes a Practical Observation with Q&A, Work-Based Project supported by an Interview and a Professional Discussion supported by a Portfolio of Evidence.

End-Point Assessment for a Customer Service Specialist can be carried out remotely or face-to-face.

Gateway

Gateway requirements for a Customer Service Specialist includes:

  • Evidence the apprentice has achieved Level 2 maths and English

  • The completion of a portfolio of evidence  

 

Assessment Method​

Practical Observation with Q&A

The practical observation will be carried out over one hour, the observation will be observed by an independent assessor undertaking a range of day-to-day workplace activities. The observation should involve activities which allow the apprentice to demonstrate the full range of KSB’s. Then the independent assessor as required to ask open questions. The observation must reflect typical working conditions and allow the apprentice to demonstrate all aspects being assessed. 

Work-Based Project (Supported by an Interview)

For this assessment method apprentices must submit a written report, on a project that they had carried out, to NEPA two weeks prior to the interview date. This date will be agreed when the apprentice passes through the gateway process. The written report must be 2500 words, the subject of the project should be agreed with NEPA at gateway. The work-based project should always take place before the interview to support the work-based project. The interview will last for 60 minutes and will take place either face to face or remotely. The interview will consist of competency-based questions. The apprentice will be asked 10 questions.

Professional Discussion (Supported by a Portfolio of Evidence)

The professional discussion will last for 60 minutes, the portfolio of evidence will be used as a base to support the professional discussion. The portfolio of evidence should have around 10-15 pieces of evidence when submitted.

Results

Apprentices will achieve an overall grade, Distinction, Pass or Fail for their End-Point Assessment. To achieve a pass, apprentices must achieve all pass criteria in all EPA element. To achieve a distinction, apprentices must achieve all pass criteria and all distinction criteria in all elements. 

These results will be communicated within 10 days of the final assessment. Apprentices who fail one or more EPA method will be offered to take a resit/retake.  

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