can you advise when portfolio is to be submitted ?
The date for when you need to submit your EPA application (assessment of portfolio and an external assessor visit to your organisation) is in August 2021:
The EPA application page will open 1st August 2021 and close 31st August - if you portfolio is ready (or almost completed) and you are happy with your departmental competencies (e.g. assisting with PMs etc.) then apply at some point in August. If you are not ready then the next EPA application period will be in Feb 2022.
EPA takes place twice a year, every February and August, and is a continuous rolling process.
See the 'links' tab on the web site main training page for EPA access to online application page (currently closed).
Finally, it is your line manger / mentor who applies for your EPA.
Hope this helps,