End Point Assessment

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BEMS Controls Engineer

BEMS Controls Engineer

ST0629

36 months

Assessed Version: v1

Introduction

The broad purpose of  the occupation is clearly focused upon the control,  performance and efficiency of energy usage and comfort control in industrial/ commercial /public buildings of a diverse nature.

Occupational role

This occupation is found in the building services sector and includes the specialist design, installation and commissioning expertise required to undertake this control and servicing function.

Funding

Maximum £15,000

Level 4

Entry requirements

Employers will set their own entry requirements.

Content

The apprenticeship includes core knowledge, skills and behaviours required to undertake the work of a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) Controls Engineer.

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:

Assessment Method 1Project Report and Presentation with Questioning

This method has 2 components:

  • Component 1: Project Report Consisting of a work-based project, presented as a 4500-word that has a factual business application and is designed to ensure that the apprentice’s work meets the needs of the business, is relevant to their role and allows the relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours to be demonstrated for the EPA. The project’s subject, title and scope will be agreed between the employer and QFI at the gateway stage.
  • Component 2: Project  Presentation  with Questioning -This will be based on the project carried  out  in  component  1  and  will  cover  a summary of the project and report. Conducted on a one-to-one  basis,  between  the  apprentice and  an  assessor. The assessor  will  review  the presentation  and  Project  Report  prior  to  the Presentation with Questioning taking place. The presentation with Questioning will last for a total of 60 minutes with a minimum of 4 questions.

Assessment Method 2: Practical Observation with Questioning

The assessor will observe works that enable the apprentice to demonstrate the skills and behaviours  that  would  normally  occur  during  a typical  working  day in the apprentice’s normal workplace.   Between  4-12  questions   will   be asked both during and after the observation to allow the apprentice to demonstrate   their underpinning  knowledge.  The observation  will typically  take 4 hours and  can be split  into discrete sections  held  over  a maximum of 1 working  day.  In advance  of  the  observation, apprentices  are  provided  with  information on the format of  the observation, including timescales.

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 2 English and mathematics
  • submitted an agreed project subject, title and scope at gateway to the employer and QFI. 

Grading

This apprenticeship is graded by the independent assessor appointed by QFI and grades are either: fail, passor 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