End Point Assessment

Fencing Installer

Fencing Installer

  • Reference Code: ST0366
  • Level: 2
  • Version: 1
  • Duration: 18 months

Introduction

The fence installer is responsible for the installation of different types of fences, gates and barriers, across a broad cross-section of different environments from domestic and agricultural, through to commercial, industrial, high security and infrastructure (e.g. highways, rail and utilities). The areas within Fencing are: General fencing; Perimeter security systems; Vehicle restraint systems; Gates, doors and barriers.

Occupational role

With the diversity of the industry, there are a wide range of career opportunities. The fence installer works  to detailed specifications and  standards  to  ensure correct  and  safe  installation.  The  fence installer  must  have  the  ability  to  read  and  understand  specifications  and  plans,  prepare  sites and select  relevant  materials  to  carry  out  installation,  maintenance  or  repairs  to  meet  the  relevant contract requirements. The work will include using a wide variety of materials, tools and machinery.

Funding

Maximum £7,000

Entry requirements

Employers will set their own entry requirements.

Content

The apprenticeship includes core skills, knowledge, and behaviours required by Fencing Installers.

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:

Workplace Observation

 

Consisting of the apprentice being observed installing a fence as part of a team. The specific job assessed will be consistent with the specific fencing specialist area the apprentice has been employed within. The assessor will ask a minimum of 7 follow-up questions to assess underpinning knowledge during the observation. The observation and questioning will take place over 5 hours and will assess the apprentice’s ability to work within a team and that they also have the required skills to work independently on the given tasks.

Professional Discussion

Conducted on a one-to-one basis, the professional interview consists of 10 standardised competency-based questions and follow-up questions to probe further if required or to seek clarification. The interview is based on the apprentice’s portfolio of evidence as well as the knowledge, skills and behaviour requirements as part of the fencing installer standard. Apprentices can use their portfolio to provide evidence to support the discussion. The discussion will be recorded via audio and will take 1 hour.

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 1English and mathematics and taken the tests for level 2
  • completed a portfolio of evidence to support the professional discussion

Grading

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

Professional Recognition

This standard will deliver sufficient competence, underpinning knowledge and understanding in the identified job role to allow the individual to meet the requirements of the Fencing Industry Skills Standard/Construction Skills Certification Scheme (FISS/CSCS) or other industry affiliated schemes.

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