End Point Assessment


Steel Fixer

Steel Fixer


18 months

Assessed Version: v1


The primary  role of a steel  fixer is to assemble and erect  the  steel  components  required  to strengthen reinforced concrete structures such as bridges, culverts, docks, industrial plants, power stations, railway stations, reservoirs, sub-ways, water treatment, and sewerage plants.

Occupational role

The steel fixer will typically be working as part of larger team on a construction project in which they will have responsibility for positioning, assembling and fixing of different shapes and sizes of steel rebar the correct specification and tolerances. The steel fixer will be able to interpret contract information, drawings and specifications in order to assemble and install the components correctly.


Maximum £12,000

Level 2

Entry requirements

Employers set the selection criteria.


The apprenticeship standard includes the skills, knowledge, and behaviours required by Steel Fixers.

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

This will be a one-hour test that will consist of at least 50 multiple choice questions. It may be delivered  either  as  an  on-line  or  paper-based test  and  will  be  under  exam  conditions.  This test   will   be   used   to   determine   that the apprentice  has the  underpinning  knowledge such  as  legislation,  safe  techniques,  principles and practices of Steel fixing, Health & Safety and Site  Safety  to  be  able  to  move  onto  the practical exercise.

Practical test

This consists of a timed test where the apprentice will be required to complete a steel fixing task by following a set of drawings and schedule and build to specification in the given time. The test will last for  a  maximum  of  3.5  hours,  after  which  the assessor  will  check  that  it  conforms  to  the drawings,  correct  materials  have  been  used  and fixed  as  specified  and  all  are  within  the  given tolerances. Throughout  the  practical  task the assessor may ask  questions to  check  underlying knowledge and skills.

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 test for level 2
  • achieved Level 2 Diploma in Steel fixing Occupations (Construction)
  • achieved Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Steel fixing Occupations


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

Professional Recognition

This standard will deliver sufficient competence, underpinning knowledge and understanding in the identified job role to allow the individual to meet the requirements of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) or other industry affiliated schemes.

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