Our Background & Ethos
About Quest EPAO
Quest EPAO has grown out of a training provider which delivered apprenticeships from 2010 in adult care, childcare, teaching assistant, hospitality and business and management apprenticeships.
This has given us a significant number of end-point assessors with a strong background in working and understanding these sectors.
Quest EPAO has recruited a team of people from an awarding organisation background to develop the assessments and examinations for end-point assessment in addition to implementing an online/offline exams platform to facilitate the testing process.
Having worked for a training provider previously, the business and administration team have experience in all the issues of rearranging cancelled visits, chasing paperwork and dealing with complicated awarding body systems.
We have designed our systems to be user friendly, compassionate and supportive to centres using Quest EPAO. All communication and activity can be easily completed through our E-Portal, eliminating the need for separate paperwork or spreadsheets.
All centres and employers using Quest EPAO will have a dedicated account manager and a Lead End-Point Assessor to ensure they are fully supported through the process
History of Quest
Quest Training was formed after the founder, Elaine Wain had been working within the work-based learning sector for a number of years, for both private training providers and local colleges.
At that time, there were very few true work-based learning programmes, where everything could take place within the employer's premises.
It was this realisation that led to the formation of Quest Training, and Quest began its journey working with a children’s home to train six staff. Since this first contract, we have built strong links with employers in a number of different sectors, and have successfully gained funding streams that have allowed us to support learners and employers.
In 2010 Quest Training started to deliver apprenticeships as a sub-contractor but now have a direct contract with the ESFA. Since then we have continued to build expertise and a strong reputation in this area.
Quest Training has embraced the new apprenticeship standards and the decision was made to support centres and employers further by becoming an EPAO, working nationally to deliver end-point assessment within Quest’s sectors of expertise.