End Point Assessment
Construction Equipment Maintenance Mechanic
Assessed Version: v1
This occupation is found in the construction, plant and tool hire industry as well as allied industries such as rail plant, demolition and quarrying that use construction-based equipment. The broad purpose of the occupation is to service, maintain and repair the wide range of construction-based equipment used within the construction and allied industries such as mobile cranes, excavators, disc cutters, crushers, demolition plant, road-rail equipment, water pumps, telescopic handlers etc. so that they function correctly, safely and efficiently, allowing construction and other projects to be carried out efficiently and on time.
Typical job titles include: Plant Mechanic; Plant Fitter; Workshop Fitter; Mobile Engineer; Maintenance Engineer.
Employers will set their own entry requirements
The apprenticeship includes core knowledge, skills and behaviours required to undertake the work of a Construction Equipment Maintenance 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:
Practical Assessment with Questions
Apprentices will be observed by an assessor undertaking a series of set tasks in a simulated environment under controlled conditions. The assessor will ask questions at the end of each task. Apprentices will be provided with both written and verbal information on the tasks they must complete, including the timescales, before the start of the assessment. The assessment will take place over 2 days with a total assessment time of 10 hours and 10 minutes
Interview (underpinned by portfolio)
This is conducted on a one-to-one basis with the apprentice. The assessor will ask a minimum of 14 open competence-based questions, informed by and generated from a review of the apprentice’s portfolio of evidence. Apprentices can refer to their portfolio to illustrate and evidence their answers. Key topics and themes will be covered during the interview, as set out in the standards assessment plan. Time allocated for this assessment method is 90 minutes.
Multiple Choice Test
Invigilated by the assessor this will consist of 30 multiple-choice questions with 4 possible answers, on a computer-based platform. The test will be closed-book and will take 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
- submitted a portfolio of evidence to underpin the Interview assessment method
This apprenticeship is graded by the independent assessor appointed by QFI and grades are either: fail, pass or distinction.
Why choose QFI
QFI islisted 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 email@example.com