End Point Assessment

Design & Construction Mgmt

Design & Construction Mgmt

  • Reference Code: ST0044
  • Level: 6
  • Version: 1
  • Duration: 48 months

Introduction

The broad purpose of the occupation is the leadership, management and coordination of the design and/or construction  process  on  building  and infrastructure  projects,  acting  as  the  link  between designers (i.e. architects, engineers) construction teams and project stakeholders.

Occupational role

Typical job  titles  include  Architectural  Technologist,  Design  Manager,  Building  Information Modelling (BIM) Manager and Construction Design Manager.

Funding

Maximum £18,000

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set their own selection criteria for this apprenticeship. As it requires achievement to Level 6 the typical entry requirements for this Apprenticeship will be a minimum of 2 A levels grades A to C (or equivalent), and a minimum of 5 GCSE grades A* to C including a minimum grade B in Maths and English (or equivalent); Level 4 Construction Design and Build Technician Standard; TCIAT (Architectural Technician) status; HNC/HND in Construction and the Built Environment or equivalent qualifications and commensurate experience.

Content

The apprenticeship includes core knowledge, skills and behaviours required to undertake the role of Design and Construction 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:

Online Test

 

Consisting of 20 multiple-choice-questions of which 14 are scenario-based problems. The test is taken in the presence of an invigilator, under controlled conditions, and tests the underpinning knowledge required to work as a Design and Construction Manager. Apprentices have a maximum of 40 minutes to complete the test. The online test must be passed successfully before apprentices can submit their work-based project.

Project

Apprentices will undertake a work-based project, compiled after Gateway, and submit it to QFI after a maximum of  4 months  of  the  EPA  start  date. The project will be presented as a 3000-word (+/-10%) report and be verified by the employer. The assessor will  assess  and  mark  the  project  and advise  the  apprentice  of  their  grade  within  2-weeks of submission. The Project must be passed before taking the professional discussion.

Professional Discussion

Consisting of an interview with an assessor,  the professional discussion will take 60 minutes.  It can be conducted  face to face or via  an online  platform  and  will  involve  questions that  will  focus  on coverage of prior learning or activities.  Before taking the professional discussion, apprentices will be required  to  provide  a  2700-word  summary  of  experience  detailing  how  they  have  met  the apprenticeship standard -based on their portfolio of evidence. The summary of experience will be used by the assessor 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 all the approved qualifications mandated in the Design and Construction Management standard:
    • BSc (Hons) Construction Engineering Management or BSc (Hons)/BA(Hons) Architectural Technology, or equivalent design and construction discipline
    • Level 6 qualification 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

Grading

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

Professional Recognition

Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)-A successful apprentice will be eligible for membership of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), or equivalent professional body. They can then work towards professional registration at Chartered level.

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 possibly providing support for any staff involved in the process. Contact us now to discuss your requirements leadassessor@qfiepa.org