Leader in Adult Care 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 apprenticeship for in Leader in Adult Care. This assessment includes an observation of leadership and professional discussion.

End-Point Assessment for Leader in Adult Care can be carried out remotely or face to face.


Gateway requirements for Leader in Adult Care are:

  • Evidence the apprentice has achieved Level 2 Maths and English

  • Successful completion of Level 5 in Leadership and Management in Adult Care


Assessment Method​

Observation of Leadership

The apprentice will be given 4 weeks to prepare for their observation. The observation method will last 90 minutes (+10% if needed) and is comprised of two stages, a 60 minute direct observation and 30 minute post observation questioning.

Professional Discussion

Apprentices will take part in a two-way discussion with the independent assessor for 90 minutes, +10% if needed. The independent assessor will ask questions relating to all knowledge, skills and behaviours highlighted within this assessment method. This list can be found within the support pack on our website.


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.