End Point Assessment
Wireless Communications Rigger
Assessed Version: v1
The Wireless Communications Rigger is a key member of the field-based wireless rigging team supporting the UK’s cellular network and its infrastructure.
Wireless Communications Riggers can install large steel structures on towers and rooftops, adapting the existing structure in the process if necessary. They facilitate the lifting and lowering of equipment for installation and removal, install a range of cable types and sizes, interpret drawings and plans, demonstrate a range of climbing techniques and can even rescue colleagues in difficulty at height.Wireless Communications Riggers work in a variety of environments including rooftop sites, towers and masts in greenfield sites or inner-city buildings.
Set by individual employers but may require a demonstration of fitness and/or ability to operate at height. All entrants must be a minimum of 18 years old at the commencement of their employment due to insurance purposes.
The Wireless Communications Rigger End-Point Assessment (EPA) will confirm that the apprentice has demonstrated the required skills, knowledge and behaviours set out in the standard.
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 practical assessment consists of three separate components, representing the fundamental duties a Wireless Communications Rigger would need to be able to perform effectively to be occupationally competent:climbing and rescue; lifting and rigging; antenna installation. The apprentice will be observed completing the tasks by an assessor and must achieve a pass in all three practical components to pass the assessment.The practical assessment will take place over a total assessment time of 14 hours.
Conducted on a one-to-onebasis with an assessor the professional interview consists of a minimum of 20 open questionsand is related to the knowledge, skills and behaviour requirements as part of the road wireless communications rigger standard. The portfolio of evidence will be used by the apprentice to provide evidence to support the discussion.The professional discussion will take 90 minutes and will be recorded.
The knowledge test consists of 60 multiple choice questions which are closed response and scenario-based questions. This will include 20 questions from each of the 3 modules of health and safety, technical and rigging and working at height. The knowledge test takes place under exam conditions, in the presence of an independent assessor or invigilator and is closed book i.e. the apprentice cannot refer to reference books or materials.Apprentices have 60minutes 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 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 email@example.com