End Point Assessment

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Asbestos Removal Operative

Asbestos Removal Operative

ST0819

12 months

Assessed Version: v1

Introduction

This occupation is found in Construction. The broad purpose of the occupation is to prepare and deliver a high standard of work relating to the removal or repair of asbestos containing materials from both the built environment and contamination of the external environment, which originated from within the built environment.

Occupational role

The occupation is normally carried out in buildings constructed or refurbished prior to the year 2000. The buildings can be occupied or derelict, awaiting demolition or refurbishment. An employee in this occupation will be responsible for carrying out the asbestos removal / repair in accordance with the site-specific plan of work, standard company procedures and under the direction of a site supervisor.

Funding

Maximum £6,000

Level 2

Entry requirements

Employers will set their own entry requirements.

Content

The apprenticeship includes core knowledge, skills and behaviours required to undertake the work of an Asbestos Removal Operative.

End Point Assessment

Overview of assessment

The end point assessment covers all of the skills, knowledge and behavioursin the Standard. It will take place using independent assessors appointed by QFI and the methods shown below:

Practical Assessment with questioning 

Consisting of apprentices being observed by an assessor undertaking a set task or a series of set tasks in a simulated environment that closely relates to their natural working environment and using simulated asbestos. Apprentices will be provided written and verbal instructions on the tasks they must complete, including the timescales and have access to any relevant work instructions/manuals. The total time for the assessment and questioning is 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Interview, underpinned by portfolio of evidence

This will be conducted on a one-to-one basis with the assessor and will consist of a minimum of ten open questions. The interview questions will be informed by the apprentices’ portfolio of evidence, reviewed by the assessor prior to the interview –and apprentices will have a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice prior to the interview in order to prepare and can refer to and illustrate their answers with evidence from their portfolio during the interview. Video conferencing may be used to conduct the interview which will take place over 60 minutes.

Readiness for assessment

The employer  will  endorse  progression  to  the  end-point  when  satisfied  that  the  apprentice  is consistently working at or above the level set out in the standard, and the pre-requisite gateway requirements have been met with evidence to support these:

  • achieved minimum level 1 English and mathematics and taken the tests for level 2
  • completed and submitted a portfolio of evidence to underpin the interview

Grading

This apprenticeship is graded by the independent assessor appointed by QFI and grades are either: fail, pass or distinction.

Professional Recognition

N/A

Why choose QFI

QFI is listed  on  the  Register of Apprenticeship  Assessment  Organisations to assess  this apprenticeship Standard. We have access to specialist, occupationally competent independent assessors. We will work with  you  to  ensure  that  the end-point assessment  runs as smoothly  as possible providing support for any staff involved in the process. Contact us now to discuss your requirements leadassessor@qfiepa.org