What next for end-point assessments?

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Denise Baker and David Robertshaw 2021. What next for end-point assessments? Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning. https://doi.org/10.1108/heswbl-03-2021-0063
AuthorsDenise Baker and David Robertshaw
Abstract

This paper reflects on changes to End Point Assessment (EPA) brought about as a result of the COVID pandemic and considers how proposed future change will impact on training providers and employers of health apprentices. The paper provides an analysis of apprenticeship policy, the role of end point assessment and consideration of assessment strategies used in higher education and health professions. Implications for policy, training providers and clinical practice are proposed.
These changes will bring the completion of EPA closer to education providers and allow them to take a more direct role within the process. Education providers will need to be issued with clear guidance to ensure regulatory compliance. The pedagogical value of end point assessment is questioned. Training providers and policymakers will need to review their processes and guidance appropriately. This paper provides a summary of salient points needing consideration.

KeywordsEnd Point Assessment; Nursing; Apprenticeships; Vocational Education and training; Competence and Skills
Year2021
JournalHigher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning
PublisherEmerald
ISSN2042-3896
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1108/heswbl-03-2021-0063
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-03-2021-0063
Publication dates28 Jan 2022
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Deposited09 Aug 2021, 14:56
Accepted08 Jun 2021
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