End Point Assessment
Assessed Version: v1
The primary role of a Scaffolder is to provide access solutions or structural support which allows other trades to carry out their roles safely whilst working at height.
Upon completion of this apprenticeship, the operative will have achieved the established trade competency for the scaffolding industry which will enable them to erect, alter and dismantle a wide range of scaffolding structures as defined by the national apprenticeship standard level 2.
Employers will set their own entry requirements.
The apprenticeship includes core knowledge, skills and behaviours required to undertake the work of a Scaffolder.
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:
Consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions, of which 40 will be knowledge-based and 10 will be scenario-based. Knowledge tests will be delivered as an on-screen multiple-choice examination in the presence of an invigilator and will be closed-book, i.e. the apprentice cannot refer to reference books or materials. The knowledge test will assess apprentices against the standard’s knowledge and skills and the time allowed for completion is 60 minutes.
Consisting of a practical task, observed by an assessor, in which the apprentice must use and follow a specification and drawing to erect and dismantle a scaffold in a controlled assessment environment. During or after the task the assessor will ask a minimum of 6 open questions to assess underpinning knowledge relating to the task observed. The total time allowed for the observation of 11 hours (over 2 consecutive days).
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 or pass.
This standard has been designed to allow the individual to meet the requirements of the Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS).
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 email@example.com