No. Assessment methods must be used as per the assessment plan. The way in which the stated assessment methods are conducted may be amended if approved by the EQAP. Authority to change an assessment method remains with IfATE.
No. On programme projects cannot be used as part of EPA.
Yes. Where doing so would be in the best interests of the apprentice and allow for EPA to continue.
Yes. Assessments must be invigilated remotely and the full session recorded and retained for internal and external quality assurance purposes.
Yes, if the apprentice and assessor both have access to remote platforms (such as Skype, Microsoft Teams, Zoom webinars) then professional discussions can be conducted remotely. The full discussion must be recorded and retained for internal and external quality assurance purposes.
If the interruption was minor and temporary, this should be noted by the invigilator. Where the interruption has created a possibility for external interference, the EPA should be stopped.
The EPAO should apply the terms of their special considerations policy and processes where appropriate.
This should be raised with your EQAP on a case-by-case basis. It may be possible to conduct observations remotely in very limited circumstances, but not where the observation takes place in a large environment, the activity is detailed and/or it is in and health and safety critical area.
This should be raised with your EQAP on a case-by-case basis. The EPAO must be assured that the recording will be of a sufficient quality to allow the assessor to make accurate judgements. The EPAO must be assured that the assessment is taking place in a controlled environment.
Potentially yes, but specific queries should be raised with your EQAP on a case by case basis.