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: email@example.com
Standards that QFI is approved to end-point assess:
Advanced Carpentry and Joinery: Advanced Carpentry and Joinery Information Sheet
Asbestos Analyst/Surveyor V1: (Use until 23-08-2020) V1 Asbestos Analyst-Surveyor STO022 Information Sheet
Asbestos Analyst/ Surveyor V2: (Use from 24-08-2020) V2. Asbestos Analyst-Surveyor STO022 Information Sheet
Asbestos Removal Operative: Information Sheet. Asbestos Removal Operative ST0819
Bricklayer: Bricklayer Information Sheet
Building Services Engineering Service and Maintenance Engineer: Information Sheet. Building Services Engineering Service and Maintenance Engineer ST0061
Carpentry and Joinery V2: (Use from 18-09-2020) V2. Information Sheet Carpentry and Joinery Information Sheet ST0264
Construction Assembly and Installation Operative: Construction Assembly and Installation Operative STO265 Information Sheet
Construction Design and Build Technician: Construction Design and Build Technician STO043 Information Sheet
Construction Equipment Maintenance Mechanic: Information Sheet. Construction Equipment Maintenance Mechanic ST0805
Construction Plant Operative: Information Sheet. Construction Plant Operative STO736
Construction Quantity Surveying Technician: Construction Quantity Surveying Technician STO049 Information Sheet
Construction Quantity Surveyor (Degree): Info Sheet Construction Quantity Surveyor Degree.STO045
Construction Site Engineering Technician: Construction Site Engineering Technician STO046 Information Sheet
Construction Site Management (Degree): Construction Site Management Degree STO047 Information Sheet
Construction Site Supervisor: Construction Site Supervisor STO048 Information Sheet
Demolition Operative: Demolition Info Sheet
Design and Construction Management (degree): Information Sheet. Design and Construction Management ST0044.
Digital Engineering Technician: Digital Eng 02 Info Sheet
Engineering Construction Pipefitter V2: From 11-10-2018 Information Sheet V2 Engineering Construction Pipefitter ST0162
Engineering Construction Erector/ Rigger: Info sheet Eng Construction Erector_Rigger STO433
Engineering Design and Draughtsperson: EDD Info Sheet
Engineering Operative: Engineering Operative ST0537 Information Sheet
Fencing Installer: Info sheet Fencing Installer STO366
Fenestration Installer: Information Sheet. Fenestration Installer ST0743.V2
Formworker: Formworker Info Sheet
Gas Network Operative: Information Sheet V2 Gas Network Operative STO204
Geospatial Mapping and Science Specialist (Degree): Information Sheet. Geospatial Mapping and Science Specialist. Degree. ST0492
Geospatial Survey Technician: Geospatial Survey Technician Information Sheet
Groundworker: Groundworker Information Sheet
Highways Maintenance Skilled Operative: HMSO Info Sheet
Hire Controller (Plant, Tools and Equipment): Hire Controller STO269 Information Sheet
Industrial Coatings Applicator: Coatings 02 Info Sheet
Information Manager: Information Manager ST0762 Information Sheet
Interior Systems Installer: Interior Systems Installer STO388 Information Sheet
Junior Energy Manager: Junior Energy Manager STO161 Information Sheet
Laboratory Technician V1: (Use until 04-08-2020) V1 Information Sheet. Laboratory Technician ST0248
Laboratory Technician V2: (Use from 05-08-2020) V2. Information Sheet. Laboratory Technician ST0248
Lifting Technician: Lifting Technician Info Sheet
Metal Fabricator: Info sheet Metal Fabricator STO607
Painter and Decorator: Info sheet Painter and Decorator STO295
Piling Attendant: Piling Info Sheet
Pipe Welder: Information Sheet. Pipe Welder. ST0851
Plasterer V1: (Use until 17-12-2019) Information Sheet. Plasterer ST0096
Plasterer V2: (Use from 18-12-2018) Plasterer V2 Information Sheet
Plate Welder: Information Sheet. Plate Welder. ST0852
Project Controls Technician: Info sheet Project Controls Technician STO163
Property Maintenance Operative: V2 Information Sheet. Property Maintenance Operative STO171
Rail and Rail Systems Engineer: Information Sheet. Rail and Rail Systems Engineer ST0495 (V2)
Roofer: Information Sheet. Roofer ST0270
Scaffolder: Scaffolder STO359 Information Sheet
Senior Housing/Property Management: Information Sheet. Senior Housing.Property Management.ST0236
Smart Home Technician: Smart Home Technician STO464 Information Sheet
Steel Fixer: SF 02 Info Sheet V2
Structural Steelwork Erector: Structural Steelwork Erector STO169 Information Sheet
Structural Steelwork Fabricator: Structural Steelwork Fabricator STO099 Information Sheet
Telecoms Field Operative: Information Sheet Telecoms Field Operative ST0832
Tunnelling Operative: Tunnelling Operative Information Sheet
Wall and Floor Tiler: Information Sheet. Wall and Floor Tiler
Wireless Communications Rigger: Info sheet Wireless Communications Rigger STO616
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: firstname.lastname@example.org