End Point Assessment
Construction Design & Build Technician
- Reference Code: ST0043
- Level: 4
- Version: 1
- Duration: 36 months
Construction Design and Build Technicians are associated with the co-ordination of design information on construction projects and are based on construction sites with occasional time in offices.
Typical job titles can include: Assistant Design Co-ordinator or Design and Build Co-ordinator. In the case of SME construction companies, the roles are likely to include Design Co-ordinator or Design Manager.
Employers will set their own entry requirements but the typical entry requirements for this Apprenticeship will be five GCSEs or equivalent, including Maths, English and a Science; or a Level 2 Apprenticeship.
The apprenticeship includes core knowledge, skills and behaviours required to undertake the work of a Construction Design and Build Technician.
End Point Assessment
Overview of assessment
The end point assessment covers all of the skills, knowledge and behaviours in the Standard. It will take place using independent assessors appointed by QFI and the methods shown below:
An online test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. Questions will include a mixture of knowledge and scenario-based questions. 14 of the 20 questions will be scenario based. The Online Test will assess and underpin the knowledge required to work as a Construction Design and Build Technician. The online test is closed book, which means that the apprentice cannot refer to reference books or materials. 40 minutes are allocated to this assessment method.
The project is compiled after the apprentice has gone through the Gateway process and consists of a 2500-word written report that has a factual business application that is relevant to the Construction Design and Build Technician working environment. Prior to commencing the Project, a project scope will be agreed with QFI at the Gateway stage. The project can then be conducted and submitted within 4 months of the EPA. Apprentices must pass the project before taking the professional discussion.
The Professional discussion is in the form of a 1:1 interview with an assessor and may be face-to-face or via an online platform. Prior to the professional discussion, the apprentice will have submitted a summary of experience based upon their portfolio of evidence. The summary of experience will be reviewed by an assessor who will formulate the questions for the professional discussion. The summary of experience is not directly assessed. Apprentices will also be able to use their summary of experience during the professional discussion to underpin and explain how they met the Knowledge, skills and behaviours being assessed using this method. The time allowed for the professional discussion is 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 2 English and mathematics
- achieved a Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment that meets the knowledge requirements of the standard and is approved by the industry’s recognised professional bodies meeting the educational requirements for technician status or the equivalent level of membership
- completed a portfolio of evidence
This apprenticeship is graded by the independent assessor appointed by QFI and grades are either: fail, pass or distinction.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org