End Point Assessment

Smart Home Technician

Smart Home Technician

  • Reference Code: ST0464
  • Level: 3
  • Version: 1
  • Duration: 18 months

Introduction

The role of the Smart  Home Technician incorporates the installing, configuring, calibrating and troubleshooting a range of electrically connected Digital Home Technologies.Generic job titles recognised  across the industry are Smart Home Installation Technician/Residential Network Installer, Audio/Video Installer.

Occupational role

The SHT will work on construction sites and in homes with senior colleagues such as a Senior SHT, Smart  Home  Designer,  Networking  Specialist,  or  Home  Theatre  Designer  to  create  integrated systems using a variety of equipment and services from other suppliers.These projects will vary in size and scale from small homes to luxury mansions, yachts, multi-dwelling developments, and will range  from  simple  component  installation  to  creating  a  complex,  electronic  integrated  systems environment.

Funding

Maximum £9,000

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 Smart Home Technician.

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:

Practical Test

This method has 2 components.

  • Component 1: TV and speaker installation -mechanical (4 Hours)
  • Component  2: TV  &  speaker  setup  and commissioning (2 Hours).

For each component apprentices will be observed by an assessor completing the practical test in accordance with the specifications as set out in  the standards assessment plan. During the test, the assessor may  ask  follow-up  questions  to  clarify  work undertaken or processes followed.

Professional Discussion

This method is in the form  of  a  professional discussion and will cover a minimum of 8 questions. The questions will focus on analysis of given scenarios, coverage of  prior learning or activity and  problem solving. Apprentices may refer to and illustrate their answers with evidence from  their  portfolio  of  evidence, however  the portfolio  is not directly assessed. Video conferencing  may  be  used  for  this method  the duration of which is 60 minutes.

Knowledge Test

The knowledge test can be computer or paper based and will consist of 70 multiple-choice questions that  are  based  upon  the knowledge, skills and behaviours mapped within the apprenticeship assessment plan. The test is closed book, i.e. the apprentice cannot refer to reference books or materials and a maximum of 90 minutes is allowed to complete the test.

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 underpin the professional discussion

Grading

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