The End-point Assessment tests your knowledge, skills and behaviours gained during your training. It includes a Knowledge Test and a Skills Test, and can start as soon as you have finished all of your training and the EPA Gateway requirements have been met.

Assessments can be taken in any order. You will be able to have one attempt at each component, should you fail any of the components you can retake them only when all components have been attempted, and a fail grade has been recorded.

Your employer, supported by your training provider, will arrange your training as you develop your skills in the workplace. You must spend at least 20% of your normal working hours (6 hours per week) on off-the-job training.

The training and support given will vary between employers and training providers but could include: knowledge and practical training in a training centre or online; collection of evidence; and support with English and Maths.

Your training provider will carry out assessments and monitor your progress throughout your training, but none of this will go towards your final grade.

Your employer will confirm that you are ready to take the End-point Assessment and complete a Declaration and Consent form, which also needs signing by yourself and the training provider.

Your training provider will submit copies of your English and Maths certificates to Autoexel. Autoexel will check that they meet the requirements and approve you for the End-point Assessment.

This marks the end of your training and the beginning of your End-point Assessment.


Check that your training provider has your current email address and phone number, so that Autoexel can notify you of upcoming assessments.

Sign the Declaration and Consent form.

There is one Knowledge Test consisting of 35 questions, with a maximum time limit of 30 minutes.

The Knowledge Test can be taken either at your training centre or remotely at any suitable location using a web link and camera.


1 point is awarded for each correct answer.

  • 17 points or less = Fail
  • 18-25 points = Pass
  • 26-30 points = Merit
  • 31-35 points = Distinction

Autoexel have practice tests available which can be completed at any time and on completion of any of the tests you can download a Coaching Report, which shows your score for each topic.


Talk to your trainer and find out whether you are doing your Knowledge Test in the training centre or remotely.

  • If you are doing them in the training centre >> Find out when
  • If you are doing them remotely >> Follow the online instruction to book the tests

Your Trainer will arrange your Practical Skills Test. There are nine modules, that will be completed over three days:

  1. MET – Outer Body Components: remove and replace a bumper and lock mechanism
  2. MET – Vehicle Electrical Systems: diagnose and repair an electrical fault
  3. MET – Steering, Suspension & Braking Systems: remove and replace a MacPherson strut
  4. Panel – Remove & Refitting of Fixed Body Panels: remove and refit a fixed body panel, hinged or fixed
  5. Panel – Repair of Panels: repair damaged panel and bumper
  6. Panel – Joining and Bonding: MIG brazing, MAG welding, riveting and bonding
  7. Panel – Body Alignment; demonstrate mounting, measuring, recording and alignment procedure
  8. Paint – Primer Application: prepare a panel and apply primer
  9. Paint – Top Coat Application: identify & mix paint, apply base coat and clear coat.

To achieve a Pass you must pass all nine modules. Your assessor will then grade you on your overall performance over the three days to determine whether you have satisfied the requirements for a Merit or Distinction.


Talk to your trainer to arrange a suitable date for the Skills Test.

You will receive your results of the Knowledge Test at the end of the test and the results of the Skills Test will be emailed to you within 21 days.

When both assessment methods have been completed you will receive an overall grade, which will be determined by collective performance in the two assessment methods:

Practical Skills Test
Fail Pass Merit Distinction
Knowledge Test Fail Fail Fail Fail Fail
Pass Fail Pass Pass Pass
Merit Fail Pass Merit Merit
Distinction Fail Pass Merit Distinction

If you feel that the assessment has not been carried out correctly then you have 31 days to submit an appeal.


If you do not receive your results within 21 days, contact

Your employer will need to agree that a retake is an appropriate course of action and you should receive a supportive action plan to prepare for the retake.

There is no limit on the number of Knowledge Test retakes allowed.

If you fail any Practical Skills Test modules then just the modules failed will need to be re-sat. The modules can be re-sat only once, which must be within twelve months. If you fail to retake and pass any failed module within twelve months then the full assessment will need to be retaken. A full assessment can only be retaken once.


Talk to your employer to determine the best cause of action.

When you are ready to do the retake, arrange with your training provider for a Retake Form to be submitted to Autoexel.

We will apply for your certificate 31 days after you have been awarded your overall grade. Unless requested otherwise, the certificate will be delivered to your employer.


If you have not received your certificate within six weeks, contact

For further information regarding the apprenticeship standard and assessment plan, including the full details of the assessment methods, please see the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education website.