End Point Assessment

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Scaffolder

Scaffolder

ST0359

18 months

Assessed Version: v1

Introduction

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.

Occupational role

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.

Funding

Maximum £9,000

Level 2

Entry requirements

Employers will set their own entry requirements.

Content

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:

Knowledge Test

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.

Practical Test

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.

Grading

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

Professional Recognition

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 leadassessor@qfiepa.org