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Degree Apprenticeship End Point Assessment

The Degree Apprenticeship End Point Assessment is the final stage of the Chartered Town Planner Apprenticeship and enables an apprentice to become a Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI) whilst gaining practical experience in the work place. As part of this scheme, apprentices complete a Degree Apprenticeship Assessment of Professional Competence (DA-APC).

Eligibility

To be eligible to submit your End Point Assessment application:

  • You typically will have 2 - 5 years experience with a minimum of 20% of-the-job training. 

What is the Degree Apprenticeship End Point Assessment?

The End Point Assessment (EPA) is the final assessment you need to complete to achieve your apprenticeship certificate. It has been developed approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA). The EPA consists of two methods, both of which must be completed:

  • Method 1: Professional Discussion
  • Method 2: DA-APC

Method 2 can only be completed upon successful completion of Method 1. For both methods, you must submit a Reflective Journal documenting your work experience.

What is the Reflective Journal?

Your Reflective Journal must be submitted for both methods of the Degree Apprenticeship End Point Assessment:

  • Method 1: Professional Discussion. For this method, your Reflective Journal must cover a minimum of 1 year of recent experience (full-time equivalent) from the apprenticeship period (prior to becoming a Licentiate of the RTPI).
  • Method 2: Degree Apprenticeship Assessment of Professional Competence (DA-APC). For this method, your Reflective Journal must be continued to cover the experience gained whilst registered as a Licentiate of the RTPI and any case studies you use within the DA-APC application.

What is the Professional Discussion?

Apprentices will have a 50 minute discussion with an independent assessor. Apprentices will be asked questions about their experience and their understanding of relevant skills and behaviours. The Professional Discussion will usually take place in the apprentice's workplace using digital conferencing facilities.

What is the DA-APC?

Apprentices must prepare a 5,500 word written submission (+/-10%) demonstrating their experience and how they have developed their competence. There are three parts to the submission:

  • Practical Experience Statement
  • Professional Competence Statement
  • Professional Development Plan

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Fees

The Degree Apprenticeship End Point Assessment is funded as part of the Chartered Town Planner Degree Apprenticeship. An End Point Assessment Fee is paid by the university out of the apprenticeship funding.