Join us at EPA 2019 – Quality and Independence in Assessment, the national flagship conference for all those involved in end point assessment.

Marriott Hotel, Leicester, 13th June


There are still a limited number of places available. If you haven’t already booked your place, please book here:



Agenda below:


Welcome – Tom Bewick, Chief Executive, Federation of Awarding Bodies

Belonging to a community of professionals – Sam Taylor, Head of The Assessors Guild

The role of the institute in the quality of apprenticeships – Nikki Christie, Deputy Director, Assessment, Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education


Plenary and questions session 1, chaired by Charlotte Bosworth, Managing Director, Innovate Awarding

Putting the learner and quality at the heart of end point assessment – Gary Tovey, Head of Assessment Services, Babcock Assessment

How to maintain the Quality of Assessors – Alison Pearce, Quality Delivery Manager – Apprenticeships, BCS

End Point Assessment –  Perspective of apprenticeship employer/trailblazer & Perspective of the training provider


Coffee break and exhibition

Making EQA Work – Plenary and questions 

Alex Morris, Head of Apprenticeship Quality Assurance, Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Steve Walker, Associate Director – Apprenticeships, Ofqual

Barry Smith, Head of Assessment, National Skills Academy for Rail

Neil Cruickshank, Head of External Quality Assurance, People1st International

Heather Akehurst, CEO, Open Awards


Seminars – Delegates to choose one 

Independence in Assessment – Keeley Turton, Managing Director, Ever Tree Training

The data journey – Richard Mole, Senior Manager – Apprenticeships Assessment, Education and Skills Funding Agency

EQA, IDA and EPA : Breaking through the jargon – Dr Andy Smith, Standards and Frameworks Manager from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education & Katrina Cleaver, Assessment Development Manager, Chartered Management Institute


Lunch and exhibition

Seminars repeated – delegates to choose one

Managing /leading change – Cindy Rampersaud, Senior Vice President, BTEC & Apprenticeships, Pearson

Benefits of universal partnership working for the sector and sharing  for learner  success – Tom Bewick, Chief Executive, Federation of Awarding Bodies & Sam Taylor, Head of the Assessors Guild