End Point Assessment

Interior Systems Installer

Interior Systems Installer

  • Reference Code: ST0388
  • Level: 2
  • Version: 1
  • Duration: 24 months


This occupation is found in the Construction and Built Environment industry including new-build, renovation and refurbishment. It is a specialist contracting occupation largely involved  in the construction of partitions, walls and ceilings.

Occupational role

The broad  purpose  of  the  occupation  is  to  install,  repair  and  maintain  various  elements  of  the internal  structure  of  a  building  to  a  high  standard.(e.g.  ceilings above  and walls  around  the structure.). This is a core and options standard with two pathway routes:

  1. Drylining -methods to install different drylining systems that form the walls and rooms within a building, often used to hide wires and pipes whilst improving acoustics and create space for insulation
  2. Ceiling and Partitions-incorporates different ceiling and partition systems within a building. Used to provide different types of working environments, taking account of lighting and other fixtures.


Maximum £14,000

Entry requirements

Employers will set their own entry requirements.


The apprenticeship includes core knowledge, skills and behaviours required to undertake the work of an Interior Systems 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:

Knowledge Test

This assessment method has two components: a core knowledge test & and an option knowledge test. Both components may be computer or paper-based, taken in the presence of an invigilator and will be closed book, which means that the apprentice cannot refer to reference books or materials during the tests.

Component 1: Core Knowledge

Test-consists of 45 multiple-choice questions to test core knowledge, including around health and safety. The test is 60 minutes in duration.

Component 2: Option Knowledge


Test-consists of 35 multiple-choice questions related to the option pathway the apprentice has chosen. The test is 45 minutes in duration.

Practical Observation & Questioning

Apprentices will be observed by an assessor completing 2 practical demonstrations in which they can demonstrate the Knowledge, skills and behaviours assigned to this assessment method:

  1. Core practical observation and questioning: Install a stud work partition (time allocated 6 hours)
  2. Options practical observation - (time allocated 6 hours) to be chosen from the following:
    1. Option 1: drylining systems
    2. Option 2: ceilings and partitions

These tests are discrete and will involve different settings. The assessor will ask up to 8 questions per practical demonstration.

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


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

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