The CIPD is the professional body for people professionals. We‘re experts on work and an independent voice for the people profession.

As an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) we’re Ofqual-recognised and have been considered as outstanding overall by our External Quality Assurance Provider (EQAP).

We deliver End Point Assessment (EPA) for five standards from level 3 to level 7.

Apprenticeship journey

We work closely with employers, apprentices and training providers to deliver successful apprenticeship outcomes.


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End Point Assessment


Why choose the CIPD?

As the only professional body in the world that can confer individual Chartered status on people professionals, we set professional standards and provide the expertise to drive the people profession forward.

Employers and training providers choose us as their EPAO because of our commitment to quality.

Expert assessors

Dedicated team

Here’s just a few of the employers and training providers that have chosen to partner with the CIPD as their EPAO.

Sainsburys Logo

We are proud to work with the CIPD as our End Point Assessment Organisation. Our relationship brings so much value to our teams and our apprentices, supporting our vision to be a destination employer.


Babington logo

We have been working with the CIPD for the last two and a half years and in that time have built a strong collaborative relationship. Gaining our accredited status has really allowed us to explore all the supportive materials for our learners, trainers and coaches, allowing a much smoother journey toward End Point Assessment. Nothing is ever too much trouble.


Arch logo

 The support provided for learners, employers and ourselves is really great and the toolkits in particular are really helping learners to feel prepared for their End Point Assessments. 


Crosby logo

Crosby has worked with the CIPD  for over 25 years and hence we wanted to continue this relationship with our successful apprenticeship programmes. Their support and dedication is unwavering in the career development progression of our apprentices.


Standards we assess

As the professional body for the people profession, the CIPD has huge experience in assessing professional standards for HR, L&D and OD

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Roles and responsibilities

As the End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO), we are responsible for delivering robust and accurate assessments. Find out about the responsibilities of apprentices, training providers and employers

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