End Point Assessment

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Construction Site Supervisor

Construction Site Supervisor

ST0048

36 months

Assessed Version: v1

Introduction

Construction Site Supervisors are associated with the supervision of specialist contractors and workers on construction projects and are based on construction sites with occasional time in offices. Typical job titles can include: Assistant Site Manager, Assistant Supervisor or Construction Site Supervisor. In the case of SME construction companies, the roles are likely to include Site Manager or Site Supervisor.

Occupational role

The main duties and tasks of a Construction Site Supervisor are:

  • Supervision of specialist contractors
  • The control of health and safety standards on construction projects
  • Recording, control and reporting of progress on a construction project
  • The minimisation of the environmental impact of construction projects
  • Control of quality of works on a construction project
  • Assisting commercial staff with the monitoring of costs 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 Supervisor.

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 of which 14 will be scenario based. The online test will be computer-based and will assess and underpin the knowledge required to work as a Construction Site Supervisor. The knowledge 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 Site Supervisor 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, in the form of a1350-word written report. 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 a 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 a Portfolio of Evidence to inform the Professional Discussion

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.

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