End Point Assessment
Construction Site Management
Assessed Version: v1
The role of a Construction Site Manger is ensuring that a construction project is completed safely, within an agreed timeframe and budget.
Typical job titles can include: Construction Site Manager, Assistant Construction Site Manager, Site Manager, Sub Agent, Assistant Site Manager or Construction Planner.
Employers will set their own entry requirements. Typical entry requirements will be the completion of the Level 4 Construction 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 Site Manager.
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:
An online test consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. Questions will include a mixture of knowledge and scenario-based questions. 14 of the 20 questions will be scenario based. The Online Test will assess and underpin the knowledge required to work as a Construction Site Manager. The online test is closed book, which means that the apprentice cannot refer to reference books or materials. 40 minutes are allocated to this assessment method.
A project is compiled after the apprentice has gone through the Gateway process and consists of a 3000-word written report that has a factual business application that is relevant to the Construction Site Manager working environment. Prior to commencing the Project, a project scope will be agreed with QFI at the Gateway stage. The project can then be conducted and submitted after a maximum of 4 months. Apprentices must pass the project before taking the professional discussion.
The Professional discussion is in the form of a 1:1 interview with an assessor. Prior to the 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 will formulate the questions for the professional discussion. Apprentices will also be able to use their summary of experience during the discussion to underpin and explain how they met the Knowledge, skills and behaviours being assessed using this method. The time allowed for the professional discussion is 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 2 English and mathematics
completed the following approved qualifications mandated in the standard:
- A BSc (Hons) e.g. Construction Management or equivalent Construction Level 6 Diploma that is approved by the industry’s recognised professional bodies and meets the educational requirements for the professional bodies’ full membership or chartered status
- Industry certificates in Site Safety Plus Site Managers’ Safety Training Scheme and Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme which are required for safe operations in the workplace.
- completed a 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.
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