A undertaking includes the apprentice finishing a big and outlined piece of labor that has an actual enterprise software and profit. The undertaking should begin after the apprentice has gone by way of the gateway. It offers the apprentice the chance to exhibit the KSBs mapped to this evaluation technique.
The undertaking should meet the wants of the employer’s enterprise and be related to the apprentice’s occupation and apprenticeship. The EPAO should verify that it offers the apprentice with the chance to exhibit the KSBs mapped to this evaluation technique to the best accessible grade. The EPAO should seek advice from the grading descriptors to make sure that tasks are pitched appropriately.
This evaluation technique has 2 elements:
- undertaking with a undertaking output
- presentation with questions and solutions
This EPA technique is getting used as a result of it allows an outlined piece of labor to be undertaken after the gateway to exhibit explicit points of the occupation. The undertaking displays the method taken to deal with the transition from at the least one product life cycle to a different and all of the processes that they thought of and adopted. It might not be attainable to look at the apprentice full these actions as it could take too lengthy and never be sensible to schedule alongside present work. Digital product managers are required to current the outcomes of product output work and so the presentation displays the necessities of the function.
Digital product managers are answerable for speaking with a variety of inner and exterior stakeholders This mirrors their day after day actions and the presentation element offers the apprentice the absolute best probability of present casing all their collected studying.
Questioning allows underpinning information and understanding to be assessed. This technique allows synoptic evaluation of information, abilities, and behaviours.
Element 1: Venture with a undertaking output
The undertaking report, presentation, and questions should be structured to provide the apprentice the chance to exhibit the KSBs mapped to this evaluation technique to the best accessible grade.
The apprentice’s undertaking should be based mostly on
The administration of the transition from at the least one stage of the product life cycle to a different and all the method that they thought of and adopted.
To make sure the undertaking permits the apprentice to satisfy the KSBs mapped to this evaluation technique to the best accessible grade, the EPAO ought to sign-off the undertaking’s title and scope on the gateway to verify it’s appropriate.
The undertaking output should be within the type of a report.
The apprentice should begin the undertaking after the gateway. They need to full and submit the report to the EPAO by the top of week 10 . The employer ought to make sure the apprentice has the time and assets, inside this era, to plan and full their undertaking. The apprentice should full their undertaking and the manufacturing of its elements unaided.
The apprentice may fit as a part of a group to finish the undertaking which may embody technical inner or exterior assist. Nevertheless, the undertaking output should be the apprentice’s personal work and reflective of their very own function and contribution. The apprentice and their employer should verify that the undertaking output(s) is the apprentice’s personal work when it’s submitted.
The report should embody at the least:
Venture report exhibiting the administration of the transition between one stage of the product life cycle and one other that the apprentice has carried out submit gateway
At least, all tasks should embody:
- an introductory part (textual content solely i.e. no diagrams. display pictures or figures)
- an outline of the product
The work-based undertaking and subsequent presentation must be designed to make sure that the apprentice’s work meets the wants of each customers and the enterprise, is related to their function and permits the related KSBs to be demonstrated for the EPA. It should showcase the apprentice administration of the transition between at the least one stage of the product life cycle and one other.
The undertaking report has a phrase depend of 1500 phrases. A tolerance of 10% above or under the phrase depend is allowed on the apprentice’s discretion. Appendices, references and diagrams usually are not included on this complete. The undertaking report should map, in an appendix, the way it evidences the KSBs mapped to this evaluation technique.
Element 2: Presentation with questions
Within the presentation with questions the apprentice delivers a presentation to an unbiased assessor on their undertaking. The unbiased assessor should ask questions following the presentation. This offers the apprentice the chance to exhibit the KSBs mapped to this evaluation technique.
The apprentice should put together and submit their presentation speaker notes and supporting supplies presentation with questions and solutions. The unbiased assessor should ask questions after the presentation. The displays should embody:
- an summary of the undertaking
- the undertaking scope (together with key efficiency indicators)
- abstract of actions undertaken by the apprentice
- undertaking outcomes and the way these have been achieved
The apprentice should put together and submit their presentation speaker notes and supporting supplies to the EPAO concurrently the report by the top of week 10 of the EPA interval.
The apprentice should notify the EPAO, at that time, of any technical necessities for the presentation. Throughout the presentation, the apprentice should have entry to:
- audio-visual presentation tools
- flip chart and writing and drawing supplies
- some other necessities as beforehand notified to the EPAO.
The unbiased assessor will need to have at the least 2 weeks to evaluation the undertaking output(s) and presentation speaker notes and supporting supplies, to permit them to arrange questions.
The EPAO should give the apprentices at the least 2 weeks discover of the presentation with questions.
The apprentice should ship their presentation to the unbiased assessor on a one-to-one foundation.
The unbiased assessor should ask questions after the presentation.
The aim of the unbiased assessor’s questions might be to verify the underpinning information of the apprentice based mostly on competency fashion questions.
A minimal of two questions might be requested for every of the next themes:
- product improvement
- product operations
The presentation and questions can final 60 minutes. This can usually embody a presentation of 20 minutes and questioning lasting 40 minutes. The unbiased assessor can enhance or lower the full time of the presentation and questioning by as much as 10%. This time is to permit the apprentice to finish their final level or reply to a query if mandatory.
The unbiased assessor should ask at the least 8 questions. They need to use the questions from the EPAO’s query financial institution or create their very own questions in-line with the EPAO’s coaching. Comply with up questions are allowed the place clarification is required.
The unbiased assessor should use the complete time accessible for questioning. The unbiased assessor should make the grading determination. The undertaking elements should be assessed holistically by the unbiased assessor when they’re deciding the grade.
The unbiased assessor should make the grading determination. The undertaking elements should be assessed holistically by the unbiased assessor when they’re deciding the grade.
The unbiased assessor should hold correct information of the evaluation. They need to document:
- the KSBs demonstrated within the report and presentation
- the apprentice’s solutions to questions
- the KSBs demonstrated in solutions to questions
- the grade achieved
The presentation with questions should happen in an acceptable venue chosen by the EPAO (
The presentation with questions ought to happen in a quiet room, free from distractions and affect.
The presentation with questioning may be performed by video conferencing. The EPAO will need to have processes in place to confirm the id of the apprentice and make sure the apprentice shouldn’t be being aided.
Query and useful resource improvement
The EPAO should develop a purpose-built evaluation specification and query financial institution. It is suggested that is achieved in session with employers of this occupation. The EPAO ought to preserve the safety and confidentiality of EPA supplies when consulting employers. The evaluation specification and query financial institution should be reviewed at the least every year to make sure they continue to be fit-for-purpose.
The evaluation specification should be related to the occupation and exhibit methods to assess the KSBs mapped to this evaluation technique. The EPAO should be certain that questions are refined and developed to a excessive customary. The questions should be unpredictable. A query financial institution of enough measurement will assist this.
The EPAO should be certain that the apprentice has a special set of questions within the case of re-sits or re-takes.
EPAO should produce the next supplies to assist the undertaking report, presentation, and questions:
- unbiased assessor EPA supplies which embody:
- coaching supplies
- administration supplies
- moderation and standardisation supplies
- steerage supplies
- grading steerage
- query financial institution
- EPA steerage for the apprentice and the employer
The EPAO should be certain that the EPA supplies are topic to high quality assurance procedures together with standardisation, coaching, and moderation.