For integrated Degree Apprenticeships, the end point assessment for the apprenticeship coincides with the completion of the degree programme, for example passing final examinations and a project or dissertation, and no further assessment is required. However, for non-integrated Degree Apprenticeships (which are the preferred model of the IfA), the apprentice must complete an additional end point assessment after the completion of the degree programme. This end point assessment is usually in the form of a presentation of a portfolio of work followed by a panel interview and viva.
In the case of non-integrated apprenticeships, the education provider CANNOT be the lead end point assessor of the apprenticeship – this role must be filled by a third party from the Register of End Point Assessment Organisations and they are chosen by the employer. The panel for the EPA is chaired by the lead end point assessor, and usually includes a representative from the employer and the education provider. Whether a Degree Apprenticeship is integrated or non-integrated is stipulated in the assessment plan which accompanies the apprenticeship standard.