End Point Assessment

Demolition Operative

Demolition Operative

  • Reference Code: ST0615
  • Level: 2
  • Version: 1
  • Duration: 24 months


Demolition Operatives carry out the process of demolishing or part-demolishing structures ranging from standard brick and concrete buildings to bridges, industrial plants and power stations. It is a safety-critical role, utilising hand and power tools to carry out demolition work to strict operating procedures to ensure  the  demolition  process  is  continuously  and  safely  under  control.  The Demolition Operative role is the entry-level route into the demolition industry.

Occupational role

Demolition Operatives provide a support role in demolition projects and would typically be involved in a range of tasks, as part of a team and under supervision, including: using hand and power tools to remove internal parts of buildings such as doors, radiators and ceilings; using a range of heating and  cutting  equipment  to  burn  through  different  types  of  metals;  carrying  out  lifting  operations working with several types of lifting equipment ranging from hoists to cranes; being aware of the requirement to protect the environment and recycle materials.


Maximum £9,000

Entry requirements

A minimum age of 18 years applies.


The apprenticeship includes core skills, core technical knowledge, and core behaviours required by Demolition Operatives.

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:

Practical test

This will  consist  of  a  practical  assessment, completed in in a real work environment which provides apprentices with  the  opportunity  to demonstrate the core and specific knowledge, skills and behaviours they have learnt through their apprenticeship. The duration of  the practical assessment  will  be  approximately  4 hours   and  may   be carried  out  on   a   live demolition site or in a training centre. During the practical  test,  the assessor  will  ask  you  a series of 10 open questions, of which 5 will be safety-critical questions.

Professional Discussion

This will take the form of a structured interview between the apprentice and the assessor and will take approximately 1.5 hours. It will consist of a series  of 18 open questions,  with follow  up questions if required. It will be used to assess the apprentice on skills not covered by the practical assessment  and is  informed  by  the apprentices’ portfolio  of  evidence. The apprentice  can  use their portfolio  during the discussion to support their answers.

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 1 English and mathematics and taken the tests for level 2. For those with  an  education,  health and  care  plan  or  a  legacy  statement -English  and  mathematics minimum requirement is Entry Level 3
  • completed a portfolio of evidence


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

Professional Recognition


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