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About SIAS

SIAS provides a tailored End-Point Assessment (EPA) service for Science & Technical apprenticeships.
Our competency-based assessments enable apprentices to put their experience into practice, allowing them to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and behaviours to our qualified assessors who hold many years of industry knowledge in the apprenticeship standards they assess.
SIAS is comprised of a team with a vast amount of experience within the Science, Engineering and Educational sectors. This experience assures a high level of quality and professionalism across all aspects of our service, from preparing and creating assessment material to assessing apprentices.

SIAS’ assessment methods abide by the industry trailblazer group assessment plans. By working closely with these groups, we have developed assessment material which ensures apprentices are accurately assessed across all knowledge, skills and behaviours required by their apprenticeship standard.

We maintain rigorous and robust processes to ensure consistency is applied across all the apprenticeship standards we assess.

Why use SIAS?

Solely dedicated to Science & Technical industries
Competent assessors with industry experience in the standards they assess
Assessments designed by our experienced team within Science and Education industries
Customer-focused, with efficient & responsive support
Upload documentation & access EPA preparation material on the SIAS training provider portal
EPA based on IfATE approved assessment plans
Team of assessors who assess across the UK at a time best suited for your apprentice

What you'll receive from SIAS

Responsive EPA support
Guidance & documentation in the lead up to assessment
EPA training days/webinars
Support visits for training providers and employers
SIAS EPA welcome pack upon registration of the apprentice
Early collaboration and EPA planning

What makes SIAS different?

Here’s why employers and training providers choose SIAS as their preferred endpoint assessment organisation:
Ofqual-recognised EPAO with an unparalleled understanding of scientific and technical sectors
Fully transparent approach with guidance and support at every step of the EPA process
Our team are customer obsessed and on hand to answer all your questions
Our assessors are subject matter experts with practical industry experience and an understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for success
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Meet the team

Find out more about the SIAS team:
Steve Smith
Steve joined SIAS in January 2022 as Managing Director and is responsible for setting and implementing the strategic direction. Steve is passionate about vocational education and skills, and is always focused on creating a dynamic and fresh approach to assessment, whilst maintaining quality and fantastic customer service.
Lisa Andrews
Lisa really understands the opportunities, challenges and needs of the sector - putting the needs of our Employer and Provider partners at the heart of her approach, Lisa is always striving to continuously improve service delivery and the overall quality of End Point Assessment.
Dan Russell
Dan joined SIAS in September 2021 and Head of Quality and Business Improvement and is responsible for maintaining quality standards within SIAS and implementing changes and improvements to drive performance and improve the experience offered to our customers. Dan has worked within the end point assessment sector since 2017 and within the further education sector since 2011.

What employers say

The End-Point Assessment ran to schedule for all my apprentices at Pfizer. Working with SIAS was a pleasure and they provided me with all the information and documentation regarding my role as the Registered Assessor for my apprentices.


EPA Services

We’re delivering end-point assessments (EPA) across a range of technical subject areas.
Practical resources and advice to help you plan and prepare for the EPA process.
Expert support and guidance at every step of the apprenticeship journey.
Working in partnership with training providers to deliver the best possible experience.

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We provide everything you need for a hassle free EPA experience. To find out more or to discuss your own requirements, get in touch today.
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