End Point Assessment

Highways Maintenance Skilled Operative

Highways Maintenance Skilled Operative

  • Reference Code: ST0053
  • Level: 2
  • Version: 1
  • Duration: 18-24 months


Highways Maintenance Skilled Operatives work for a variety of companies within the private and public sector. They will work on rural and urban roads (not including motorways) to repair damaged surfaces, using hand and power tools and pedestrian plant machinery.

Occupational role

A Highways  Maintenance  Skilled  Operative  will  undertake  reactive  and  planned  rural  and  urban roads maintenance and repair. They work both individually and as part of a team.


Maximum £9,000

Entry requirements

Employers set the entry requirements.


The apprenticeship includes skills, knowledge, and behaviours required by Highways Maintenance Skilled Operatives.

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


This will comprise of 50 multiple-choice scenario/knowledge-based questions for completion within 1.5 hours. The knowledge test is closed book i.e. the apprentice cannot refer to reference books or materials and is taken in the presence of an invigilator. Apprentices must pass the knowledge test before being able to move on to the practical test.

Practical Skills Assessment

Component 1

Apprentices follow a specification and drawing to carry out a maintenance and repair practical task which takes approximately 7 hours.

Component 2

Follows the practical task. The assessor will formulate questions, from the practical test undertaken and the apprentice’s submitted Record of Evidence and takes approximately 30 minutes.

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. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement-English and mathematics minimum requirement is Entry Level 3
  • Completed a record of evidence using the template provided by QFI.


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