End-point assessment
Apprenticeship EPAs for the creative and cultural industries

EPA Resources

AIM policies and procedures

Below are links to our policies and procedures for end-point assessments that you may find useful when working with us. If you have any problems please contact us

AIM forms

Other resources

AIM Assessment

front cover image of leafletDownload a copy of our Introduction to AIM Assessement leaflet

You can also request copies of our employer and apprentice guides for each standard.



Department for Education

Fire It Up

The Education and Skills Funding Agency has released a series of videos to support the promotion of apprenticeships to employers and students. The campaign Fire It Up can be found on YouTube.


The apprenticeship service

This video from The Education and Skills Funding Agency, gives a brief overview of the main elements and the different functions that make up the apprenticeship service. The video can be found on YouTube


Employer guideEmployer Guides

There are a series of useful guides for employers.





New reGSR logoport: Levy paying employer decisions and accounting for prior learning

Learning and Work Institute (L&W) was commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to conduct research to explore levy paying employers spending decisions, and to understand how employers and providers account for the prior learning of apprentices. The evidence will help to inform potential policy responses, to ensure high quality training for apprentices and value for money in the system. A copy of the full reporty can be found here 

The Education and Training Foundation

ETF logoThe ETF has launched a series of fully-funded, online, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses to support staff who deliver apprenticeships.

The Apprenticeship Workforce Development (AWD) offer provides trainers and leaders with the teaching skills, subject knowledge and confidence needed to deliver successful apprenticeships for the benefit of learners.

Eight AWD CPD courses will be available through the ETF’s Professional Development Platform (PDP), with the first four available from January 2021.


Practitioner Research Project

This project was led by AIM Assessment into the preparation and delivery of end-point assessments in the creative industries. Commissioned and funded by the Education and Training Foundation.  Download the full report (PDF)

Creative Industries

What are the creative industries? Download this useful guide (PDF)

A Managers Guide to Apprenticeships from Creative & Cultural Skills (PDF)

Getting in and getting on: Class, participation and job quality in the UK's Creative Industries

A report (led by nesta) 

It was recently suggested that the pandemic poses ‘the biggest threat to the UK’s cultural infrastructure, institutions and workforce in a generation’ in an inquiry from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee into the impact of COVID-19. Safeguarding the sustainability of the sector and restoring its position as one of the UK economy’s greatest success stories is a critical priority. But while current focus is offering much needed aid to the sector and unlocking its potential to support the wider recovery, it is important too to consider how we can rebuild the Creative Industries and creative occupations for the better – in a way that benefits more people and places across the UK. 


Apprenticeship Breakthrough videoWatch this useful video case study by SDN: How can the trainer, employer and assessor all contribute to the success of the apprentice at EPA? 



Apprenticeship Breakthrough videoThis video from the IfATE talks both apprentices and employers through the different types of end-point assessment methods. Watch the full video here



Apprenticeship Breakthrough videoSumo Digital Academy provides learners who do not have the experience to jump straight into the gaming industry with a path to develop their skills and work their way into this incredible world. Watch the full video here