EPA Fee Structure 2022

Apprenticeship Standard:  ST0343 Veterinary Nurse
Fee (excluding VAT)£3000
Re-sit/Re-take FeesThe EPA payment includes unlimited attempts at the Professional Discussion, at the employer’s discretion. The apprentice is permitted three attempts to pass the Practical Assessment (OSCE). Failure to do so will require the apprentice to return to the Gateway. On returning to the Gateway, the full EPA fee will be charged.
Professional FeesRCVS fees are not covered by the EPA fees
Apprenticeship Standard:  ST0397 Animal Care and Welfare
Fee (excluding VAT)£995
Re-sit/Re-take Fees£695 – Practical Assessment              
£395- Professional Discussion  
The apprentice is permitted three attempts to pass the EPA. Failure to do so will require the apprentice to return to the Gateway.   On returning to the Gateway, the published EPA fee will be charged.
Payment
EPA fees must be paid prior to the EPA taking place.
Refunds
Refunds or partial refunds will not be paid for attempts not required or not attempted.
Fee Charges
EPA fees offered are liable to change without notice. Once the fees have been paid, the fee will be honoured at the rate paid
Cancellation and Amendments
Stage:Period:Fee (excluding VAT):
Amendments to bookingBetween booking confirmation and up to ten working days to the date of the EPA or first element thereof£50 administration Fee
Cancellations90-61 working days to the date of the EPA
60-31 working days to the date of the EPA
30-11 working days to the date of the EPA
ten working days or fewer to the date of the EPA
£50 administration Fee
£50 administration Fee
£50 cancellation Fee
£50 administration Fee
£175 cancellation Fee
Vet Skill Limited will not refund any part of an EPA fee where there is fewer than ten (10) working days’ notice given prior to the start of the apprentice’s EPA or element thereof
AppealsFees
Assessment enquiry and/or appeal*£100
Independent (external) review£500
OSCE Appeals£250
*One fee only payable when enquiry leads to subsequent appeal. Appeal and review fees refundable where an appeal/review is successful.
Value Added Tax (VAT) – VAT Reg. No. 357095868
All invoices will include VAT unless notified otherwise. If your organisation is VAT exempt please complete a VAT Exemption Certificate which can be located on our website www.vetskill.com within policies and procedures. Please return completed VAT Exemption Certificates to epao@vetskill.com