End Point Assessment

Engineering Construction Erector/Rigger

Engineering Construction Erector/Rigger

  • Reference Code: ST0433
  • Level: 3
  • Version: 1
  • Duration: 36 months


This Apprenticeship Standard covers two roles: EngineeringConstructionErectorandEngineeringConstructionRigger.Both are vital Engineering Construction roles, working within strictly defined processes and procedures to exacting standards.

Occupational role

The Engineering Construction Erector role encompasses  the  installation  and  dismantling of  the capital  plant  steel  infrastructure  which  makes  up  engineering  and  construction  projects. The Engineering Construction Rigger role encompasses the lifting, moving and positioning of loads during engineering construction projects. 


Maximum £18,000

Entry requirements

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:

Knowledge Test


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.

Practical Assessment

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.

Technical Interview

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.

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