End Point Assessment
Structural Steelwork Erector
- Reference Code: ST0169
- Level: 2
- Version: 1
- Duration: 24 months
Structural steelwork erectors are required to assemble fabricated structural steel components to the highest standards in order to ensure that the finished structure is secure and level. These structures can be on display as part of iconic structures such as national and local sports stadia, high rise towers or bridges and other structures such as schools, colleges, hospitals and warehousing.
A competent structural steelwork erector will be able to identify the relevant steelwork sections and plates that are required to complete a structural steel frame and the relevant tools and equipment that are required to complete the bolted connections. This will include the knowledge and understanding of material drawings and component lists. The use of the appropriate tools and equipment that requires skills to be developed (which will include working at height) to ensure they are used safely and accurately to the company specific standards, minimising any waste of product or production time.
Employers will set their own entry requirements.
The apprenticeship includes core knowledge, skills and behaviours required to undertake the work of a Structural Steelwork Erector.
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:
The test will require the apprentice to complete a structural steel fabrication task designed by QFI. During the practical test, the assessor will ask the apprentice a series of questions to assess underlying knowledge of fabrication principles. The practical test will take 3 hours and 30 minutes. Upon completion of the task the assessor will mark the completed fabrication work, checking that it conforms to the drawings, the correct materials have been used and fixed as instructed and all are within the given tolerances.
The professional discussion is conducted on a one-to-one basis in a controlled environment and can take place remotely. The portfolio of evidence will be used by the apprentice to provide evidence to support the discussion, although the portfolio will not in itself be directly assessed. During the professional discussion, the apprentice will be asked a series of 8 competency-based questions, with follow-up questions to probe further if required. The duration of the professional discussion is 60 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 evidence –to support the professional discussion
This apprenticeship is graded by the independent assessor appointed by QFI and grades are either: fail, pass or distinction.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org