End Point Assessment

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Roofer

Roofer


ST0270



24 months



PW1 Roof Slater & Tiler PW2 Waterproof membranes installer PW3 Roof sheeter and cladder


Introduction

This occupation involves installing a range of roofing materials and products, at height.It includes interpreting drawings, measuring and calculating the required amount of materials.Roofing work can involve anything from repairing a single tile or slate on a domestic property, to re-roofing public buildings  such  as  schools,  working  on  new  build  housing  projects,  or  installing  the  roof  on  large commercial buildings.

Occupational role

This is a core and options apprenticeship, with three options:

  • Option  1:  Roof  Slater  and  Tiler - works  on  a  building  site,  or  in  domestic  or  commercial premises,  installing  slate  and  tile  roof  coverings  and  related  products  to  both  new  and  existing buildings.
  • Option  2:  Waterproof  Membranes  Installer - works  on  a  building  site,  or  in  domestic  or commercial  premises,  installing  waterproofing  systems  and related  products,  to  both  new  and existing  buildings.Waterproofing  roofers  apply  protective  membranes  to  flat  roof  structures  to ensure they are watertight.
  • Option 3: Roof Sheeter and Cladder - works on commercial premises, installing metal sheet roof coverings and related products, to both new and existing buildings.Roof sheeting and cladding operatives make buildings waterproof by covering the roof with sheeting, operatives may also clad walls.

Funding

Maximum £11,000

Level 2

Entry requirements

Employers will set their own entry requirements.

Content

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

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

The knowledge test will consist of 45 multiple-choice questions, of which 5 questions will be scenario based and will determine knowledge of critical health and safety requirements. Delivered on a computer-based platform, in the presence of an invigilator, the test is closed book. The knowledge test must be achieved first as it contains critical health and safety questions which must be passed before an apprentice is allowed to work independently on site.Apprentices will have 90 minutes to complete the test.

Observation with Questioning

Apprentices  will  be  observed  by  an  assessor completing work in their normal workplace.  The observation  will    consist    of    specified    core activities, relevant to all apprentices, and specific activities relating to the option pathway chosen by the  apprentice.  In  advance  of  the  observation, apprentices will be provided with information on the    format    of    the    observation,    including timescales.  During  the  observation,the  assessor will ask the apprentice up to 6 questions to assess underpinning knowledge and clarification questions if required. The observation   and questioning will take 10 hours over 2 days.

Interview -underpinned by portfolio

The  interview  is  conducted  by  an  assessor  on  a  one-to-one  basis  and  will  consist  of  open, competence-based questions which focus on coverage of prior activity evidenced in the apprentice’s portfolio of workplace evidence. Apprentices can refer to and illustrate their answers with evidence from their portfolio. Questions will cover specific themes relating to Core activities, relevant to all apprentices,and activities specific to the option pathway chosen by the apprentice and will last for 45 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 and taken the tests for level 2
  • completed 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, passor 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