End Point Assessment

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Construction Site Engineering Technician

Construction Site Engineering Technician

ST0046

36 months

Assessed Version: v1

Introduction

Construction Site  Engineering Technicians  are  associated  with  the  dimensional  control  and application of engineering solutions on construction projects and are based on construction sites with  occasional  time  in  offices. Typical job  titles  can  include:  Assistant  Site  Engineer, Assistant Engineer,  Civil  Engineering  Technician  or  Construction  Site  Technician. In the  case  of  SME construction  companies,  the  roles  are likely  to  include  Site  Engineer,  Civil  Engineer  or  Project Engineer.

Occupational role

The main duties and tasks of a Construction Site Engineering Technician are:

  • Dimensional control of construction projects
  • Assisting design teams with civil engineering solutions on construction projects
  • Supervision of specialist contractors
  • Contribute to the control of health and safety on construction projects
  • Recording, control and reporting of progress on a construction project
  • Contribute to the minimisation of the environmental impact of construction projects
  • Control the quality of works on a construction project

Funding

Maximum £9,000

Level 4

Entry requirements

Individual employers   will   determine   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 Site Engineering 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:

Assessment Stage 1 - Presentation

Stage 1 is the preparation for the presentation and structured interview.  It will consist of:

  • A Technical Project Brief: apprentices will develop a response to a technical brief set by QFI, with a number of options and a rationale for the choice of one as the optimum solution
  • A written report of 1500-1600 words which demonstrates how, in the course of their apprenticeship, the apprentice has integrated the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be a competent Construction Site Engineering Technician.

Assessment Stage 2 –Structured Interview

Stage 2 is the face-to-face stage which will consist of:

  • A 10-minute presentation by the apprentice to an Assessor Panel showcasing their response to the project brief.  This will be followed by 10-15 minutes of questions and discussion.
  • A 30-40-minute structured interview based on the written report submitted prior to the interview verified by a professionally qualified engineer. The purpose being to determine the apprentice’s ability to integrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours acquired during the apprenticeship.

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 2X English and mathematics
  • achieved the Level 4 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment

Grading

This apprenticeship is graded by the independent assessors appointed by QFI and grades are either: fail or pass.

Professional Recognition

This Apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve Technician status with the Institution of Civil Engineers (EngTech MICE).

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