End Point Assessment
Construction Quantity Surveyor
Assessed Version: v1
Construction Quantity Surveyors are associated with the financial and legal management of construction projects. They are based on sites or in offices.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
This apprenticeship is graded by the independent assessors appointed by QFI and grades are either: fail, pass or distinction.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org