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End-point assessments for the creative and cultural industries

Curator EPA

The Curator EPA is the end-point assessment for this level 7 standard.

Curators work within accredited museums, galleries or organisations such as local authorities, universities, historic environments and properties or trusts, with art, natural history or cultural collections which are accessible to the public. They may work with collections, built heritage, arts festivals, community-engagement projects or natural and historic environments.

The role’s broad purpose is to research, understand, develop and interpret collections, themes or subjects eg historic buildings, natural and historic environments, to make these accessible to wide ranging audiences.

The length of this apprenticeship is typically 36 months and is designed to develop the knowledge and understanding that underpins curatorship, whilst building a working understanding of the wider responsibilities within the role, such as funding and legislative requirements.

Gateway requirements

  • Level 2 English and maths
  • A portfolio of work-based evidence, used to support the professional discussion
  • An approved project proposal

Assessment Methods

  • Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence: : A 150-minute discussion with an assessor, supported by a submitted portfolio of evidence.
  • Exhibition project and written report: The curation of an exhibition with a written report to support its conception, implementation and review.

Indicative duration of assessment

Apprentices are required to develop and implement their exhibition project and submit their written report after a maximum of 20 weeks of the project being agreed.

More information

Find out more on the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education website

We are members of the Association of Apprentices which unlocks access to a host of free resources and peer support aimed at helping apprentices maximise their apprenticeship.

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