External quality assurance service
External quality assurance is carried out on the end-point assessment organisations (EPAOs) to ensure consistency and quality for all apprentices and their employers.
The original service for the adult social care sector was known as the Adult Care External Quality Assurance Service (ACEQUAS) and was delivered by Skills for Care. A three-month notice of closure of this service was given to the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) on 22 August 2019.
IfATE will work with the Trailblazer group to arrange a replacement external quality assurance service.