Career Development Professional

The Career Development Professional Level 6 Apprenticeship is designed for individuals who assist people or organisations before or during career transitions to develop long and short term career strategies.

What does the Career Development Professional EPA involve?

The end point assessment, or EPA, for the Career Development Professional standard is made up of two components.


Professional discussion underpinned by portfolio

This is a structured, in-depth two-way conversation between the apprentice and independent assessor.  It allows the apprentice to evidence how they have met the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed which are underpinned by evidence drawn from their portfolio.


Project – Written Assignment

This is a work-based career related learning project in the form of a written assignment. The project’s subject, title and scope will be agreed between the apprentice and the employer. It should be relevant to the apprentice’s role and meet the needs of the business, as well as demonstrating how they have applied their knowledge, competencies and behaviours.

Apprenticeship standard

An apprenticeship standard is a short document based on an occupation, outlining the knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs) needed for someone to be competent in the occupation’s duties.
View the Career Development Professional Apprenticeship Standard on the Institute for Apprenticeships website

All apprenticeship standards have an accompanying assessment plan. This document details the independent assessment that apprentices will undertake at the end of the apprenticeship. This will include details on the assessment method(s) and processes that will be followed.
View the Career Development Professional assessment plan

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