End Point Assessment

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Construction Design & Build Technician

Construction Design & Build Technician

ST0043

36 months

Assessed Version: v1

Introduction

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.

Occupational Role

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.

Funding

Maximum £9,000

Entry Requirements

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.

Content

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:

Online Test

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.

Project

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.

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

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