End Point Assessment

Fenestration Installer

Fenestration Installer

  • Reference Code: ST0743
  • Level: 2
  • Version: 1
  • Duration: 18 months

Introduction

This occupation is found  in  both  the new build  and refurbishment  construction  sector.  Projects include dwellings and non-dwellings, ranging from windows, doors, bi-fold doors in homes and public houses through to large new build office and housing developments. Fenestration is the arrangement and design of windows and other external glazed elements in a building with the exception of curtain walling. It can often be the most impressive feature of a building and covers a range of products e.g. windows, doors, bi-folds, roof lights and conservatories.

Occupational role

Typical job titles include: Fenestration Installer; Window fitter; Window and door installer.

Funding

Maximum £6,000

Entry requirements

Employers will set their own entry requirements.

Content

The apprenticeship includes core knowledge, skills and behaviours required to undertake the work of a Fenestration Installer.

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:

Observation with Questioning

 

The Apprentice will be observed by an assessor completing 2  key activities  in  their  normal workplace: Installation of a Door and Installation of  a Window.  The activities will require the apprentice  to  select  and  use  of  a range  of  machinery,  equipment  and/or  tools. The  observation  will  take  7  hours  in  total.  A minimum of  5 open  questions  will  be  asked after  each  activity  within  an  additional  time period not exceeding 45-minutes. Apprentices will be provided with information on the format of the observation, including timescales before undertaking the activities.

Multiple-choice Test

The test will be via QFI’s online platform in the presence of an invigilator. The multiple-choice test will consist of 40 closed-response multiple-choice questions. Five questions will relate to health and safety and five questions will relate to legislation. The test will include six scenario-based questions. Apprentices will have 60 minutes to complete the test, which will be closed book, which  means apprentices cannot  refer  to  manuals,  reference books or materials during the test.

Interview -underpinned by portfolio

Conducted on  a  1:1  basis  with  an  assessor  the  interview  consists  of  a  minimum  of  15  open, competence-based questions, which will focus on coverage of key themes as set out in the standards assessment plan. The interview will last for 45 minutes and apprentices can refer to and illustrate their answers with evidence from their portfolio of evidence during the interview.

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 1 English and mathematics and taken the tests for level 2
  • compiled a portfolio of workplace evidence to underpin the Interview.

Grading

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

Professional Recognition

N/A

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