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The Learning Institute

The Learning Institute

End Point Assessment

The Learning Institute is registered as an end point assessment organisation (EPAO252) for the Academic Professional Apprenticeship (SPO477) and the Teacher Apprenticeship (STO490).  We have been recognised by both Ofqual and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)  for our robust, quality-assured approach to end point assessment.

The Learning Institute is the training arm of Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST), providing further and higher education. We are an established SCITT/Department for Education approved provider of initial teacher training and, working in partnership with UK universities, we deliver undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. In 2017 The Learning Institute was added to the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers, and in 2018 we became an approved end point assessment organisation (EPAO).

Our experience

The Learning Institute has been delivering CPD and improvement services within the education sector for over 15 years. Our professional practice degrees support those wishing to work with children, young people or vulnerable adults. Our Erasmus funded research projects seek to develop, evaluate and disseminate best practice for interprofessional work with children who have been through adverse experiences.

We work predominantly in the Public Sector for the delivery of our apprenticeship standards, and our EPAO work is undertaken in the education sector where we believe we have a wealth of experience, and staff with considerable expertise informed by current practice.

Based in the South West of England we currently deliver education and training in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, South Gloucestershire, Bristol and London, but the use of remote tools means that we can offer our EPAO over a much wider geographical area.

What you can expect from us as your EPAO

The Learning Institute seeks to deliver a flexible assessment process that meets the needs of your organisation and your apprentices. We do this by early engagement with you to identify your specific requirements, and by maintaining an ongoing dialogue to support staff and apprentices along the assessment journey. Joint review following each assessment ensures that we keep our services as good as they can be—and will be used to feedback on apprentice experience to IfATE and EQA organisations.

Our assessors are all current practitioners engaged in the delivery of academic and/or professional programmes, and so understand the day-to-day experience of learners and teachers. They will be experts in their field and have a deep understanding of assessment processes, and the wish to be part of a programme that sees people succeed, grow and develop in their ambition.