End Point Assessment

Structural Steelwork Fabricator

Structural Steelwork Fabricator

  • Reference Code: ST0099
  • Level: 2
  • Version: 1
  • Duration: 24 months


Structural steelwork fabricators are required to produce fabricated structural components to the highest standards in order to ensure that the finished products function correctly as they will usually be on display as part of the iconic structures such as National and local sport stadia, high rise tower blocks or bridges, and other structures include schools, colleges, hospitals and warehouses.

Occupational role

A competent structural steelwork fabricator will be able to identify the relevant steelwork sections and plate that is required to complete a fabricated component and the relevant tools and equipment that is required to complete a bolted connection, or a tack welded joint for a complex or shaped fabricated component. With demanding environments and a wide range of tools and equipment used, structural steelwork fabricator is a safety critical occupation.


Maximum £5,000

Entry requirements

Employers will set their own entry requirements.


The apprenticeship includes core knowledge, skills and behaviours required to undertake the work of a Structural Steelwork Fabricator.

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


Consisting  of  a  set structural  steel  fabrication task to be completed in an allocated time and observed by an assessor. The apprentice will be provided   with   a   task   specification   at   the beginning  of  the  test.  Following  the  practical test,  the  assessor  will  ask  the  apprentice  a series   of   questions   to   assess   underlying knowledge  of  fabrication  principles.    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 total time forthe practical test is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Professional Interview

The  professional  discussion  is  conducted  on  a one-to-one basis in a controlled environment and can   take   place   remotely. The portfolio of evidence, provided in advance of the professional discussion,  can  be  used  by  the  apprentice  to provide  evidence  to  support  the  discussion  but 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.

Professional Recognition


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