End Point Assessment

Construction Quantity Surveying Technician

Construction Quantity Surveying Technician

  • Reference Code: ST0049
  • Level: 4
  • Version: 1
  • Duration: 36 months

Introduction

Construction Quantity  Surveying  Technicians  are  associated  with  the  monitoring  and  control  of costs and contracts on construction projects and are based on sites or in offices.

Occupational role

Typical job titles can include: Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Assistant Construction Surveyor, Quantity Surveying Technician, Assistant Cost Engineer or Assistant Cost Analyst.

Funding

Maximum £8,000

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 Quantity Surveyor.

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

Consisting of 20 multiple-choice questions which will consist of a mix of knowledge and scenario-based questions. The test will be computer-based and will assess apprentices against the knowledge and skills as detailed in the construction quantity surveying technician standard. The online test is closed book i.e. the apprentice cannot refer to reference books or materials and apprentices will have 40 minutes to complete the test.

Project

 

Consisting of a 2500-word written report detailing a work-based project relevant to the Construction Quantity Surveying Technician working environment and that demonstrates the relevant Knowledge, skills and behaviours within the apprenticeship standard. The Project’s subject, title and scope is agreed at gateway and following successful achievement of the online test. Apprentices must pass the project before taking the professional discussion.

Professional Discussion

The professional discussion will be in the form of an interview with one assessor and will take one hour.  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 the assessor who use it to formulate the questions for the professional discussion.

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
  • completed the following approved qualification mandated in the standard:
    • 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 an on-line paper-based 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

This apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours typically required to achieve Technician status or the equivalent  with  the  industry’s  recognised  professional  bodies. The final assessment  process  for  this  apprenticeship  will  typically  be  representative  of  the  review  process required for professional registration.

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