Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA)

EWPA offers experienced learners a way of achieving a qualification. It is available to very experienced workers who do not require any further training. This assessment method combines the use of witness testimonies, employer endorsement, practical assessment, professional discussion and questions and answers. It normally involves the learner going to an off-site location to have their practical skills and occupational knowledge assessed. All the practical skills needed to achieve a level 2 competence qualification are usually included in the practical assessment. The practical assessment is observed by a registered assessor.

A professional discussion and job knowledge question session are used by the assessor to assess the learner’s occupational knowledge and understanding. As the professional discussion is critical to the success of this assessment methodology, we provide one day mandatory briefings for assessors which must be attended within the first six months of the centre’s approval.

Check out the events listing for details of the dates/venues.

Becoming a EWPA centre

Once you have full approval as a Cskills Awards centre you can apply to deliver qualifications via the EWPA route by completing a EWPA approval application.

The EWPA qualifications available (35KB, PDF) shows all qualifications offered through this route.

The EWPA Part 1 centre and assessment guidelines provide you with guidance for all EWPA qualifications.

To let us know when you are carrying out an assessment, please complete a EWPA notification form (78KB, PDF).