End-point Assessment

FDQ are approved to deliver end-point assessment nationwide for a range of food industry apprenticeship standards. As food industry end-point assessment specialists we’re trusted to deliver EPA for some of the largest food manufacturers in the UK, as well as smaller independent food businesses.

So what does end-point assessment with FDQ look like?


Our priority is to ensure there are no surprises on the big day, for you and your apprentices. After booking an EPA with us you can expect a pre-EPA site visit (or virtual visit) where our EPA Managers outline the whole process in a straightforward way, so everyone knows what to expect.


We want your apprentices to succeed. That’s why we like to work with your provider ahead of gateway, providing a range of support materials including sample questions and apprentice guides, to help with preparation.


Tests are aligned only to the key knowledge, skills and behaviours agreed in the standard. And all FDQ’s independent examiners, managers and moderators have years of solid food industry experience backed up by extensive training, so your apprentices are in safe hands. If they don’t succeed first time we’ll provide a full result notification with transcript showing possible improvements for the resit

EPA Results are available within 8 weeks of the EPA taking place.


As the food industry is a 24/7 business so is ours. We work around your shift patterns to ensure your apprentice’s end-point assessment doesn’t impact the day to day running of your operation.

Professional & friendly

We pride ourselves on working closely with our customers. From the moment you book an end-point assessment with FDQ, our door is always open for any questions you need answering. Just give us a call.


End-point Assessment during COVID19

Where it’s safe to do so we’re delivering end-point assessments in person,

adhering both to government guidelines and your company’s
own COVID policies at this time.

If direct observation isn’t possible we’re also approved to deliver remote
end-point assessment for a number of apprenticeship standards, including:




Our EPA team are on hand to answer any questions you may have on EPA
generally or remote end-point assessment.

Call us on 0113 859 1266 or email EPA@FDQ.org.uk

Level 2 EPA for Food and Drink Process Operator ST0199

Level 3 EPA for Food and Drink Technical Operator ST0196

Level 2 EPA for Baker ST019

Level 2 EPA for Butcher ST0078

Level 3 EPA for Advanced Butcher ST0077

Level 2 EPA for Fishmonger ST0194

Level 3 End-point Assessment for Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer ST0195

Level 4 EPA for Brewer ST0580