Frequently Asked Questions
For the Employer/Training Provider
Readiness for the Gateway is determined by the Employer in consultation with the Training Provider. The apprentice will need to demonstrate the satisfactory completion of all aspects of their apprenticeship before they can undertake the EPA. The minimum requirements are set out in the respective EPA guidelines.
- Minimum English and Mathematics requirements at Level 2
- Evidence of mandatory qualifications detailed in the occupational standard
- Any requirements/outputs that underpin an assessment method
- Confirmation that you, the Employer or Training Provider are confident that the apprentice has demonstrated consistent occupational competency and that the individual apprentice feels ready to undertake the EPA.
Applications are now submitted online using the CIBSE portal.
The online application is located on the End Point Assessment page at the CIBSE website.
The apprentice must create a MyCIBSE profile, complete all parts of the form and upload the nominated readiness evidence.
Emily Fountain, End Point Assessment Manager: [email protected], or +44 (0) 20 8772 3614
CIBSE’s EPA fees can be viewed on our website.
As the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours are aligned to Engineering Council UK-SPEC requirements, the EPA process is very similar to a Professional Review for both EngTech and IEng applicants and therefore currently there is no additional fee to cover assessment for Professional Registration.
Apprentices targeting Professional Registration will need to provide additional information as part of their EPA application, e.g. (Development Action Plan and Organisation Chart).
Applicants who pass will need to pay the annual CIBSE membership subscription and Engineering Council registration fees. Information on this can be found online at www.cibse.org/fees.
CIBSE has mapped the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours against the EngTech and IEng Attributes. These mapping documents are available from the CIBSE EPA team at [email protected].
Your apprentice can apply for professional registration and the appropriate level of CIBSE membership at the same time as they apply for their EPA using the nominated part of the online application form and uploading the additional required documents. This is optional. If they are successful at EPA, they will achieve professional grade at the same time.
CIBSE has set various closing dates for the Level 3, 4 and 6 Standards. The apprentice can apply for EPA at the point that they reach readiness but they will not enter the gateway until the next scheduled closing date. A full list of dates can be found on our website.
CIBSE provides a suite of guidance documents to help the apprentices prepare for their EPA, including guidance documents, sample Written Reports (for L3) and detailed webinars breaking down the KSBs for L3 and L6, providing evidence examples for each. This can all be found online, or contact CIBSE’s EPA team at [email protected] for more information.
The Apprenticeship is complete once the apprentice has passed the final exam, the EPA.
If your apprentice did not apply for Engineering Technician (EngTech) or Incorporated Engineer (IEng) at the same time as their EPA and have since changed their mind, or it is a company requirement, please contact the CIBSE membership team at [email protected].
Contact the CIBSE EPA Team
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +44 (0) 20 8772 3650