Content Creator apprenticeship

The NCTJ is an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) approved by the Education and Skills Funding Agency to deliver the end-point assessment (EPA) for the Level 3 content creator apprentice standard.

Why choose the NCTJ as your EPAO

The NCTJ has been involved in the design and delivery of journalism apprenticeships for more than 10 years. We provide:

  • Seamless support from gateway through to completion and certification
  • Access to a dedicated apprenticeship controller, with you through each step of the process
  • Access to our bespoke eApprentice assessment platform
  • Specialist, skilled end-point assessors who have industry experience
  • Comprehensive guidance documents
  • The option for apprentices to do their presentations and professional discussions remotely or in-centre
  • The opportunity to gain the Level 3 Certificate in Foundation Journalism qualification
  • Value for money
  • Timely resits or retakes, where required
The Darlington College apprenticeship team has a strong working relationship with the NCTJ, particularly on the development of our EPA delivery. The NCTJ team is supportive and always timely with responses. The e-apprentice site is excellent for both trainers and apprentices. Communication is good with forums for updates and discussions.
Sue Calvert, Darlington College

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Fees, assessment methods and gateway requirements



There are no hidden costs when you choose the NCTJ as your EPAO.

Our fee for the content creator end-point assessment is £1250 per apprentice, with 10% charged on registration and the rest payable at gateway. Resits or retakes are charged at 50% of the original fee.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods

The end-point assessment for a content creator is completed in the final three months of the apprenticeship. It is comprised of a project or campaign evaluation report, with a presentation of new/additional content and questions; and a professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence.

The apprentice chooses the topic for their project report with the approval of their employer and the NCTJ. The report may be produced across any platform(s).

Gateway requirements

Gateway requirements

As the EPAO, we will check and confirm that apprentices have met the gateway requirements for the standard before they start their end-point assessment. The gateway requirements for the content creator apprenticeship are:

– The apprentice is competent in the role and ready to progress to the end-point assessment 

– The apprentice has achieved qualifications in level 2 maths and English

– The apprentice has met the minimum 12 months’ duration for apprenticeship training


For more information on the content creator standard

if you would like to talk to us about delivering your content creator end-point assessments, please contact Laura Pilling on or call 01799 544014.

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