To maintain progress, achievement and delivery of EPA, the Institute has permitted flexibilities and discretions to assessment plans. These allow apprentices to complete their apprenticeship in the event of disruption.
The Institute has extended all EPA flexibilities and discretions put in place due to COVID-19 until 28 February 2022. Some flexibilities will be retained permanently and will apply to all apprenticeships. The Institute has published a framework to set out how these flexibilities will be applied from 1 March 2022.
Temporary discretions, which apply only to specific apprenticeships, began their notice period on 5 August 2021 and will now end on 28 February 2022. Some discretions will remain for occupations which are still experiencing disruption due to COVID-19. The Institute has set out when each discretion will end.