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AIM Assessment

Publishing Assistant EPA

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

Publishing Assistants provide support for specific areas across all key parts of the publishing process from the conception of book, digital product, journal or other product (such as educational resources), through to the production, in a variety of paper and digital formats, and then to support the sales, marketing and publicity processes. Publishing Assistants will usually be involved with aspects of publishing which include editorial, marketing, sales, publicity, production, rights or digital. They will have an awareness or skills which stretch across the publishing process particularly in smaller organisations. They will typically report to an editorial manager and are involved with editing, proof reading and briefing external stakeholders about their work and the work of colleagues.

In different organisations the job title may vary and may include editorial assistant, marketing assistant, publicity assistant, production assistant, rights assistant, contracts assistant.

Gateway requirements

  • Completion of a portfolio
  • Level 2 English and Maths

Assessment methods

  • Project and presentation: During the first two months of the EPA period, the apprentice will produce a written work-based project and develop a presentation based on the outcomes of that project.
  • Professional discussion: A two-part discussion with an assessor, each part lasting 75 minutes and supported by the apprentice’s 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.

Find out more

Find out more at the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education website.

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