End Point Assessment
Engineering Construction Erector/Rigger
Assessed Version: v1
This Apprenticeship Standard covers two roles: EngineeringConstructionErectorandEngineeringConstructionRigger.Both are vital Engineering Construction roles, working within strictly defined processes and procedures to exacting standards.
The Engineering Construction Erectorrole encompasses the installation and dismantling of the capital plant steel infrastructure which makes up engineering and construction projects. The Engineering Construction Riggerrole encompasses the lifting, moving and positioning of loads during engineering construction projects.
Individual employers will set their own criteria; typically, three GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above, including English, Maths and a Science or Technology based subject.
This Apprenticeship is designed to operate as the professional standard for people working as either Engineering Construction Riggers or Engineering Construction Erectors. The apprenticeship is a core and options apprenticeship which brings together common core skills, knowledge and behaviours (KSBs) shared between Engineering Construction Riggers and Erectors but also identifies role specific KSBs.
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:
Consisting of 50 multiple choice questions. The purpose of the test is to enable the apprentice to demonstrate their understanding of the core and role specific knowledge requirements as specified in the Engineering Construction Erector/Rigger apprentice standard. The test is usually delivered online, under exam conditions and a maximum of 90-minutesis allowed to complete it.
Apprentices will be observed by an assessor completing a practical test which will take the form of a moving loads or an erecting task dependant on your elected pathway. The apprentice must work to tolerances and specifications stated in an engineering specification to complete a given erecting or rigging task. During the assessment, the assessor can ask questions to establish underpinning knowledge. The skills test will take a maximum of 8 hours.
The technical interview takes place after successful completion of the knowledge and practical tests. It is undertaken by a panel of at least two independent assessors and is designed to enable the apprentice to demonstrate, with the support of a submitted evidence report, how they have combined their skills, technical knowledge and behaviours in order to carry out their occupational role effectively and safely.
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
achieved either of the following:
- Erectors have attained the Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Construction Lifting, Positioning and Installing Structures, Plant and Equipment (RQF) –Erecting OR
- Riggers have attained the Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Construction Lifting, Positioning and Installing Structures, Plant and Equipment (RQF) –Rigging.
This apprenticeship is graded by the independent assessor appointed by QFI and grades are either: fail, pass, merit or distinction.
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