HR & Employment Services

South West Councils' team of professionally qualified and experienced specialists offer high quality independent Employment Advice and Support to help you manage challenging people related issues and build your workforce wellbeing and resilience.

Full training events schedule



South West Councils

Leaflet imageBringing people together local authority Leaders, Children's and Adult Portfolio holders, Chief Executives, Heads of HR, the South West Strategic Migration partnership, to support the sharing of best practice and information and working for the benefit of the South West.

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Job Opportunities in the South West

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Apprenticeships End-Point Assessment

SW Councils is an approved End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) with a focus on effective, efficient, economic and excellent delivery.  End-Point Assessment is scheduled and conducted through our online EPA system using recorded conferencing facilities, online tests and uploading of documentary evidence. Apprentices are supported as they progress through the gateway into the final stages of their apprenticeship assessments. Employers are able to monitor their apprentice’s progress at every point during the End-Point Assessment process using the system. Typically our EPA offer is around 13% of the recommended 20% of the standard funding making us an obvious choice to partner your organisation. 

Our Learning and Organisational Development team are experienced in large programme delivery including qualifications and development training. We operate in a robust and professional manner, ensuring our customers receive the very best service, delivered at excellent value. 

We have a growing catalogue of Apprenticeship Standards that we are approved to deliver EPA for:

We are continually monitoring the approval of new standards to expand our EPA offer.

 EPA Presentation

For more details and to register your interest as an Independent Assessor, email epa@swcouncils.gov.uk.