End Point Assessment

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Digital Engineering Technician

Digital Engineering Technician

ST0266

36 months

Assessed Version: v1

Introduction

The role is to produce detailed solutions to achieve the optimum performance of built environment projects via digital models and presentations using software, sketches and electronic visualisations.

Occupational role

The apprentices will typically support Digital Engineers or other functional specialists in completing complex tasks using digital engineering techniques.

Funding

Maximum £21,000

Level 3

Entry requirements

Typically, five  GCSEs  or  equivalent,  including  Maths  and  English;  or  a  Level  2  Apprenticeship. Employers have their own specific entry requirements.

Content

The apprenticeship includes core skills, knowledge, and behaviours required by Digital Engineering Technicians. 

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:

Synoptic Project

Based on 5 real life project scenarios that the apprentice is likely to be exposed to over the lifespan of a construction project. The synoptic project will test the application of a selection of the knowledge, skills and behaviours defined in the Standard and test their ability to work within a BIM environment. Apprentices will be given background information in the form of a fictitious project assignment, a week before, which allows some preparation time and an opportunity for apprentices to identify any flaws in the information. The apprentices can bring their notes to the assessment.

Interview

The interview will consist of a competence-based interview with structured questions to determine the apprentice’s level of competence. The assessor will consider the range of evidence provided in response to the interview questions, the apprentices portfolio of evidence and Synoptic Project. The interview will take approximately three and a half hours and the aim will be for the assessor to probe and evaluate the apprentice’s level of behavioural competence, technical skill set, knowledge and understanding from the evidence provided.

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
  • successful completion of Level 3 BTEC Diploma Construction and the Built Environment NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Built Environment Design
  • completed portfolio of evidence
  • Employer reference to endorse the candidate

Grading

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

Professional Recognition

This Apprenticeship  will  include  the  knowledge,  skills  and  behaviours  required  to  achieve Technician/Associate status through the following professional institutions. The professional review process is included in the assessment process for this Apprenticeship. The options are:

  • Associate Construction Manager (ACIOB) -The Chartered Institute of Building
  • Civil Engineering Technician (EngTech TMICE)-The Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Technician Surveyor (AssocRICS)–The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Building Services Engineering Technician (EngTech LCIBSE) -The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
  • Associate Technician (AIET) –The Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Professionally Qualified Architectural Technician (TCIAT) -Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

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