End Point Assessment

Hire Controller (Plant, Tools and Equipment)

Hire Controller (Plant, Tools and Equipment)

  • Reference Code: ST0269
  • Level: 1
  • Version: 1
  • Duration: 12-18 months


The hire  sector  for  Plant,  Tools  and  Equipment  (PTE)  offers  a  service  to  both  commercial  and domestic customers. It provides specialist plant, tools, machinery or equipment on short or long-term hire to carry out specific tasks across the construction and other sectors including mechanical, electrical, facilities management and civil engineering.

Occupational role

The Hire Controller is a main point of contact for their customers but works as part of a team and needs an in-depth technical product knowledge in terms of operation of the equipment, health, safety and environmental considerations. They further advise customers on the right plant, tools or equipment for a job and in many cases, how to use it.  They understand the specific requirements of the sectors in which their customers operate and are also a main source of technical advice and instruction for customers. They further ensure that stock is maintained to the required standard and help to ensure that all legal, health, safety and environmental requirements are met.


Maximum £5,000

Entry requirements

Employers will set their own entry requirements.


The apprenticeship includes core knowledge, skills and behaviours required to undertake the work of a Hire Controller (Plant, Tools and Equipment).

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 knowledge-based questions of which 10 will be scenario based and provide short (no more than 5 lines) descriptions of potential situations a Hire Controller may encounter. Apprentices are allowed 90 minutes to complete the knowledge test. The knowledge test can be either electronic or a paper-based and is taken in the presence of an invigilator. Apprentices must pass the knowledge test in order to proceed to the Professional Interview.

Professional Interview

The professional interview will consist of a minimum  of  15  questions  posed  by an assessor. The  assessor  will  ask  questions  that  clarify  and probe  the  apprentice’s  knowledge,  skills  and behaviours  based  on  the  work  record  portfolio developed during the apprenticeship in real work environments. The apprentice may refer to their work  record  portfolio during  the  professional interview, which will take place over 90 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
  • completed a work record portfolio to support the professional interview


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