The government in England has identified that apprenticeships are key to addressing skills shortages. To this end, employers have contributed to developing new Apprenticeship Standards which outline the knowledge, skills and behaviours that they would expect to see for specific job roles.
Each Apprenticeship Standard is accompanied by an Assessment Plan which describes how the knowledge, skills and behaviours are to be independently assessed at the end of the apprenticeship. As an approved End-Point assessment Organisation (EPAO) QFI is able to assess the Standards shown below.
QFI’s contribution to the delivery of Apprenticeships in England
QFI’s End Point Assessment Organisation
All apprentices in England that take an Apprenticeship Standard must go through an independent end-point assessment. This is an assessment of the knowledge, skills and behaviours learned during the apprenticeship.
Through QFI’s EPAO we are able to offer end point assessment to independently make sure that apprentices meet the standards set and are confirmed fully competent in their chosen occupations. All of our assessors are totally independent and QFI has no involvement in any of the training / delivery of the apprenticeship. We do however seek to support providers in preparing apprentices for end-point assessment.
For further information on QFI’s EPAO services please email your enquiry to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Standards that QFI is approved to end-point assess:
Asbestos Analyst/Surveyor V1: (Use until 23-08-2020) EPA05 Info Sheet V1 Asbestos Analyst Surveyor ST0022
Asbestos Analyst/ Surveyor V1.1: (Use from 24-08-2020) EPA05 Info Sheet V1.1 Asbestos Analyst. Surveyor ST0022
Bricklayer: Bricklayer Information Sheet
Building Services Engineering Craftsperson: EPA Guidance Sheet_ST0062
Building Services Engineering Installer: EPA Guidance Sheet_ST0065
Building Services Engineering Service and Maintenance Engineer: EPA05 Info Sheet Building Services Engineering Services and Maintenance Engineer ST0061
Carpentry and Joinery V1: (Use until 17-09-2020) EPA05 Info Sheet V1.0 Carpentry and Joinery ST0264
Carpentry and Joinery V1.1: (Use from 18-09-2020)
Construction Assembly and Installation Operative: EPA05 Info Sheet Construction Assembly and Installation Operative ST0265
Construction Design and Build Technician: EPA05 Info Sheet Construction Design and Build Technician ST0043
Construction Equipment Maintenance Mechanic: EPA05 Info Sheet Construction Equipment Maintenance Mechanic ST0805
Construction Plant Operative: EPA05 Info Sheet Construction Plant Operative ST0736
Construction Quantity Surveying Technician: EPA05 Info Sheet Construction Quantity Surveying Technician ST0049
Construction Quantity Surveyor (Degree): EPA05 Info Sheet Construction Quantity Surveyor Degree ST0045
Construction Site Engineering Technician: EPA05 Info Sheet Construction Site Engineering Technician ST0046
Construction Site Management (Degree): EPA05 Info Sheet Construction Site Management Degree ST0047
Construction Site Supervisor: EPA05 Info Sheet Construction Site Supervisor ST0048
Demolition Operative: EPA05 Info Sheet Demolition Operative ST0615
Design and Construction Management (degree): EPA05 Info Sheet Design and Construction Management Degree ST0044
Digital Engineering Technician: EPA05 Info Sheet Digital Engineering Technician ST0266
Engineering Construction Pipefitter V1.1: (From 11-10-2018) EPA05 Info Sheet V1.1 Engineering Construction Pipefitter ST0162
Engineering Construction Erector/ Rigger: EPA05 Info Sheet Engineering Construction Erector.Rigger ST0433
Engineering Design and Draughtsperson: EPA05 Info Sheet Engineering Design and Draughtsperson ST0164
Engineering Fitter: EPA Guidance Sheet_ST0432
Engineering Operative: EPA05 Info Sheet Engineering Operative ST0537
Fencing Installer: EPA05 Info Sheet Fencing Installer ST0366
Fenestration Installer: EPA05 Info Sheet Fenestration Installer ST0743
Fenestration Fabricator: EPA05 Info Sheet Fenestration Fabricator ST0744
Formworker: EPA05 Info Sheet Formworker ST0461
Geospatial Mapping and Science Specialist (Degree): EPA05 Info Sheet Geospatial Mapping and Science Specialist ST0492
Geospatial Survey Technician: EPA05 Info Sheet Geospatial Survey Technician ST0491
Highways Maintenance Skilled Operative: EPA05 Info Sheet Highways Maintenance Skilled Operative ST0053
Industrial Coatings Applicator: EPA05 Info Sheet Industrial Coatings Applicator ST0463
Information Manager: EPA05 Info Sheet Information Manager ST0762
Interior Systems Installer: EPA05 Info Sheet Interior Systems Installer ST0388
Laboratory Technician V1.1: (Use until 04-08-2020) EPA05 Info Sheet V1.1 Laboratory Technician ST0248
Laboratory Technician V2: (Use from 05-08-2020) EPA05 Info Sheet V1.2 Laboratory Technician ST0248
Lean Manufacturing Operative: EPA Guidance Sheet_ST0420
Lifting Technician: EPA05 Info Sheet Lifting Technician ST0267
Metal Fabricator: EPA05 Info Sheet Metal Fabricator ST0607
Mineral Products Technician: EPA Guidance Sheet_ST0605
Painter and Decorator: EPA05 Info Sheet Painter and Decorator ST0295
Piling Attendant: EPA Guidance Sheet_ST0268
Pipe Welder: EPA05 Info Sheet Pipe Welder ST0851
Plasterer V1: (Use until 17-12-2019) EPA05 Info Sheet V1 Plasterer ST0096
Plasterer V2: (Use from 18-12-2018) EPA05 Info Sheet V2 Plasterer ST0096
Plate Welder: EPA05 Info Sheet Plate Welder ST0852
Project Controls Technician: EPA05 Info Sheet Project Controls Technician ST0163
Property Maintenance Operative: EPA05 Info Sheet Property Maintenance Operative ST0171
Railway Engineering Design Technician V1.1: EPA05 Info Sheet V1.1 Railway Engineering Design Technician ST0315
Roofer: EPA05 Info Sheet Roofer ST0270
Scaffolder: EPA05 Info Sheet Scaffolder ST0359
Senior Housing/Property Management: EPA05 Info Sheet (2) Senior Housing.Property Management ST0236
Steel Fixer: EPA05 Info Sheet Steel Fixer ST0271
Structural Steelwork Erector: EPA05 Info Sheet Structural Steelwork Erector ST0169
Structural Steelwork Fabricator: EPA05 Info Sheet Structural Steelwork Fabricator ST0099
Tunnelling Operative: EPA05 Info Sheet Tunnelling Operative ST0375
Wall and Floor Tiler: EPA05 Info Sheet Wall and Floor Tiler ST0368
Water Process Technician: EPA05 Info Sheet Water Process Technician ST0160
Wireless Communications Rigger: EPA05 Info Sheet Wireless Communications Rigger ST0616
Further information on Apprenticeships in England
Who pays for Apprenticeships?
Where an employer pays the levy, the funding for apprenticeship training comes from this. Where an employer does not pay the levy then they must contribute 10% of the cost of the apprentices training, and the Government pays the rest (90%). Each apprenticeship is set a Funding Band which indicates the maximum contribution that can be made from the levy pot or from Government.
Can employers do the training part?
Anyone that provides apprenticeship training must be on the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s Register of Approved Apprenticeship Training Providers. Employers can apply to be on this Register in order to deliver training to their own employees.
How are Apprentices trained?
Apprentices must spend at least 20% of their time in ‘off the job’ training. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they must leave the workplace, but they should not be doing their day to day work. They may for example be in meetings, learning on-line, shadowing etc. There is further guidance as to what this can involve.
How are Apprenticeships assessed?
All of the new Apprenticeship Standards have an ‘end-point assessment’ that is conducted by an independent organisation towards the end of the apprenticeship.
Apprenticeships are also graded, e.g. pass/ merit/ distinction, and all successful apprentices are awarded a full apprenticeship certificate.
What is QFI’s role in the delivery of Apprenticeships in England?
QFI is approved as an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) for specific Standards. QFI’s End point Assessment Organisation develops assessment materials, approves assessors and assesses apprentice’s using the methods that employers have chosen and documented in the Assessment Plan that accompanies each Standard.
For further information on QFI’s End Point Assessment Organisation please email your enquiry to: email@example.com