L5 Improvement Specialist

The Standard and Assessment plan for the L5 Improvement Specialst may be found on the IFATE website at:-


In summary, the End Point Assessment for this standard consists of two elements as follows: –

  1. A Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence. The duration of this element is between 120 and 140 minutes. In addition to evidence covering the stated KSB’s for the standard, the portfolio MUST also include evidence relating to the preparation and delivery of a training session.
  2. An examination consisting of 8 mini-case studies, each case study having 10 associated multiple choice questions. 4 hours is allocated for this examination.

Both parts must be passed in order to gain a pass grade overall. Grading of the Apprenticeship is Pass, Merit or Distinction, the overall grade being determined by the combination of grades awarded for each element, i.e. Apprentices will be awarded an overall merit where they achieve a merit or higher in both assessment methods or a distinction and pass. In order to get a distinction apprentices must get a distinction in both assessment methods.

Note also that for the Professional Discussion, attendance by a technical expert from the Employer is required, whose role is to provide the assessor with clarifications around specific company policy and procedure or technical knowledge only.