Overview

All End Point Assessments (EPAs) that the CIPD offer have a range of possible grading outcomes. In all cases the overall EPA grade is determined through a combination of the grades achieved for the assessment methods.

Select your apprenticeship standard tab to see how the score and grade is awarded.

Resits and retakes

We understand that receiving a Fail outcome will be disappointing and we'll do everything we can to support you to achieve a successful outcome. Resits and retakes are available to apprentices with their employers’ authorisation due to additional costs.

It is important to consider whether a retake or a resit is more appropriate. In most instances if only one assessment method needs to be reassessed then a resit is the right choice. Where both assessment methods need to be reassessed, a retake would be the best option.

If an apprentice is undertaking a retake they will need to agree a training and development plan with their employer and training provider to make sure they’re ready for EPA again. Retakes will follow the same rules as the initial End Point Assessment.

The rules for resits vary from standard to standard so please read the Resit Policy and Guidance  for your apprenticeship standard to help prepare.

Results for resits/retakes will be released on SmartEPA (SEPA) approximately two to three weeks after the date of assessment. To book a resit or a retake, contact MyEPA@cipd.co.uk.

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