End Point Assessment


Wireless Communications Rigger

Wireless Communications Rigger


18 months

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.

Occupational role

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.


Maximum £12,000

Level 2

Entry requirements

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:

Practical Assessment

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.

Professional Discussion

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.

Knowledge Test

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.

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