The field can be left blank until an EPAO has been agreed for the standard. By leaving the EPAO_Org_ID field blank, this will not cause the learner record to fail validation.
If the learner has already withdrawn in 18/19, the same validation rules will apply. The field does not need to be completed but corrected if the data has been returned and currently receiving a warning or error message.
However, where providers are leaving this field blank [either for existing or withdrawn learners] they also need to ensure they are not recording the end point assessment price as there is validation in place for this.