EPA costs and funding band

Apprenticeship standard Funding band EPA cost
L3 – HR Support £4,500 £810
L5 – HR Consultant Partner £7,000 £1,260
L3 – L&D Practitioner £6,000 £1,080
L5 – L&D Consultant Business Partner £7,000 £1,260
L7 – Senior People Professional £19,000 £3,450

Resit fees where one assessment method is to be reassessed

Apprenticeship standard Cost of resit
L3 – HR Support £250
L5 – HR Consultant Partner £250
L3 – L&D Practitioner £630
L5 – L&D Consultant Business Partner £630
L7 – Senior People Professional TBC

Retake fees

A retake requires completion of the full EPA (both assessments again) following a period of further learning and development. Retakes are charged at full EPA cost.

Retakes will be charged to the employer and can therefore only be taken at the employer’s discretion, following consultation with the apprentice and their training provider. They can only be taken after the CIPD and the training provider have agreed a timeline for the retake and the CIPD is in receipt of written agreement from the employer to cover the cost.

Cancellation Fees

Timescale Charge
Before six weeks of assessment date no charge
Within six weeks of assessment date 25% charge of the EPA cost
Within 21 days of assessment date 50% charge of the EPA cost
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