End Point Assessment

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Construction Quantity Surveyor

Construction Quantity Surveyor

ST0049

36 months

Assessed Version: v1

Introduction

Construction Quantity  Surveyors  are  associated  with  the  financial  and  legal  management  of construction projects. They are based on sites or in offices.

Occupational role

Typical job titles can include: Quantity Surveyor, Construction Surveyor, Construction Cost Consultant, Cost Engineer, Cost Analyst, Cost Manager, Project Cost Co-ordinator, Project Cost Controller, Cost Planner or Commercial Manager.

Funding

Maximum £18,000

Level 6

Entry requirements

Employers will  set  their  own  entry  requirements  but  the  typical  entry  requirements  for  this Apprenticeship will be the completion of the Level 4 Construction Quantity Surveying Technician standard; Technician status or the equivalent with the industry’s recognised professional bodies; HNC in Construction or equivalent qualifications and commensurate industry experience.

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 surveyor 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 3000-word written report detailing a work-based project relevant to the Construction Quantity Surveyor 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
  • have completed the following approved qualifications mandated in the standard:
    • A BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying or equivalent Quantity Surveying Level 6 Diploma
    • Site Safety Plus –Site Managers’ Safety Training Scheme
    • Site Safety Plus –Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme
  • completed an on-line paper-based portfolio of evidence.

Grading

This apprenticeship is graded by the independent assessors 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 full member or chartered status with the industry’s recognised professional bodies. The final assessment process for this  Apprenticeship will typically be partly 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