End Point Assessment
Junior Energy Manager
- Reference Code: ST0161
- Level: 3
- Version: 1
- Duration: 24 months
The role of a Junior Energy Manger is helping organisations meet sustainability commitments by reducing energy consumption and reducing costs.
Junior Energy Managers often work in fields such as facilities management, property or sustainability. Such broad fields offer specialised skillsets in a wide range of vocations. Junior Energy Managers perform an essential role in supporting their company or organisation to meet energy and cost reduction objectives and targets within the context of wider sustainability commitments such as carbon and water management and corporate social responsibility.
Employers will set their own entry requirements, but candidates will normally have a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grades A* to C (including mathematics, English), or equivalent qualifications such as: IGCSEs, Scottish Standard Grade, 14-19 Diploma, BTEC/NVQs. Apprentices without English or Maths GCSE at grade A* to C or equivalent must achieve this prior to the completion of the Apprenticeship.
The apprenticeship includes core knowledge, skills and behaviours required to undertake the work of a Junior Energy Manager.
End Point Assessment
Overview of assessment
The end point assessment covers all of the skills, knowledge and behavioursin the Standard. It will take place using independent assessors appointed by QFI and the methods shown below:
Consisting of 60 multiple-choice or structured questions (short answer) to assess the bulk of the technical knowledge across the Junior Energy Manager apprenticeship. The test will be sat under invigilated conditions and be 90 minutes in duration and will be closed book.
Consisting of a synoptic practical assessment in the form of an Energy Audit that requires the apprentice to complete a large, synoptic and complex(multi-stage) challenge that draws together core practical occupational responsibilities and is done under controlled conditions. The assessment will involve a pre-set assessment with pre-set resources and will include relevant source data, developed in conjunction with employers.
Assessment and Confirmatory Interview
In the form of an Interview to assess the Junior Energy Manager on skills not covered by the Practical assessment, performance in the practical and the knowledge test and behaviours. This will be carried out by an assessor and experienced professionals in energy management. The interview will have two roles and act as:
- an assessment device -which will orally examine the apprentice’s overall skills, knowledge and behaviour. The ‘Portfolio of Evidence’ can be used to inform questioning during this interview
- a confirmatory device –to check the grading decisions of the practical and knowledge tests, as well as the assessment part of 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 2 English and mathematics
- completed a portfolio of evidence -to be reviewed at interview.
This apprenticeship is graded by the independent assessor appointed by QFI and grades are either: fail, pass or distinction.
On successful completion of this apprenticeship, the successful Apprentice will be eligible for relevant membership of energy management related bodies: Energy Managers Association (EMA) Recognised Energy Manager; Technician Member status of the Energy Institute (TMEI)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org