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.
The Institute has been working with the Trailblazer group to identify a suitable alternative EQA provider and are pleased to announce that NSAR are going to be taking over responsibility for these standards.
Contact details for NSAR can be found on the Institute’s website