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AIM Assessment

Production Assistant (screen and audio) EPA 

The Production Assistant EPA is the end-point assessment for this level 3 standard.

A Production Assistant provides support and help to editorial or technical colleagues to ensure the smooth delivery of content for productions. Production Assistants are involved in the end to end process of a production. They work to a brief and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders to plan productions.

Production Assistants need to be adaptable, and able to learn quickly on the job; building their understanding of screen and audio activities as they move across production teams.

Gateway requirements

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

Assessment methods 

  • Scenario test with presentation and questioning: A two and a half hour scenario test based on a production brief, followed by a 30-minute session consisting of a presentation and questions from an assessor.
  • Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio: A 60-minute discussion with an assessor, supported by a portfolio of evidence.

Indicative duration of assessment

The EPA will typically be completed within a period of up to three months once the gateway requirements have been met.

More information

Find out more on the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education website or watch the video Best Practice in End-Point Assessment, commissioned and funded by the Education and Training Foundation. Filmed by the All Spring Media team and apprentices on the Production Assistant and Junior Content Producer Standards.

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.

If you would like to speak to our team about AIM end-point assessment services, please email