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CIBSE marks five years as an Approved End Point Assessment (EPA) organisation during National Apprenticeship Week 2024
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CIBSE marks five years as an Approved End Point Assessment (EPA) organisation during National Apprenticeship Week 2024

08 Feb 24

During this year’s National Apprenticeship Week, CIBSE is proud to mark five successful years since becoming an approved End Point Assessment (EPA) organisation. This significant milestone underscores our commitment to fostering excellence and professional growth within the building services industry.

What is End Point Assessment (EPA)?

End Point Assessment is a nationally recognised qualification serving as the final apprenticeship exam. It assesses the knowledge and skills acquired by learners throughout their apprenticeship journey. The independent and impartial EPA conducted by CIBSE confirms that apprentices have achieved true occupational competence, providing a valuable benchmark for their professional competence.

Key Highlights of CIBSE's EPA Program:

  • 287 EPA applications in 2023: Demonstrating the industry's trust in CIBSE's assessment capabilities, a substantial 287 EPA applications were processed in the past year.
  • 100% Pass rate for building services engineering site management: CIBSE proudly boasts a 100% pass rate for apprentices pursuing Building Services Engineering Site Management, showcasing the effectiveness of the program in ensuring comprehensive skill development.
  • 98% professional registration rate with CIBSE: A remarkable 98% of apprentices undertaking their EPA with CIBSE obtain professional registration, a testament to our dedication to elevating industry standards.
  • 4 apprenticeship standards: CIBSE offers EPA for four distinct apprenticeship standards, providing a diverse range of pathways for aspiring professionals.
  • 94% CIBSE EPA applications growth: The substantial 94% growth in CIBSE EPA applications reflects the increasing recognition of the institution as a trusted partner in shaping the future of the building services sector.
  • 5-Star overall experience: Apprentices completing their EPA with CIBSE report a stellar 5-star overall experience, affirming the institution's commitment to providing a supportive and enriching learning environment.

Spotlight on success: James McLarnon

James McLarnon, a Mechanical Consulting Engineer at SCC MEP, shares his perspective on the transformative power of apprenticeships in the building services industry. Having secured the second-place position for the Level 5-7 CIBSE Apprentice of the Year at the 2023 CIBSE Young Engineers Awards, James emphasises the role of apprenticeships in helping individuals find their path at their own pace. He notes, "Apprenticeships allow you to find the right path for you, with guidance from good people around you through mentorship and day-to-day support. It only takes that one project to come to your desk that sparks the flare for the future."

CIBSE's continued commitment

As CIBSE celebrates its five-year milestone as an approved EPA Organisation, we reaffirm our commitment to advancing the building services industry through quality apprenticeships. By providing a comprehensive and reliable End Point Assessment, CIBSE continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of skilled professionals in the sector.

For more information on CIBSE's EPA guidance, please visit EPA Guidance | CIBSE

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