Assessment (EPA) will be in two stages and typically undertaken in the last three months of the
Stage 1 – is the preparation for the presentation and structured interview. It will consist of:
- A project which will test the apprentice’s ability to integrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours acquired during the apprenticeship by developing a response to a technical brief set by the assessment organisation, with a number of options and a rationale for the choice of one as the optimum solution - A written report of 1500-1600 words which demonstrates how, in the course of their apprenticeship, the apprentice has integrated the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be a competent Construction Site Engineering Technician. The report is verified by a professionally qualified engineer and will be used to inform the structured interview.
Stage 2 – is the face to face stage which will consist of:
- A 10 minute presentation by the apprentice to the Assessor Panel showcasing their response to the project brief. This will be followed by 10-15 minutes of questions and discussion. - A 30-40 minute structured interview based on the written report submitted prior to the interview, the purpose being to determine the apprentice’s ability to ntegrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours acquired during the apprenticeship.
To be successful the apprentice must pass the Presentation and Structured Interview. The presentation is supported by a technical project brief which will be graded as part of this assessment method. The structured interview is informed by a written report, which will also be graded as part of this assessment method. The assessment will satisfy the requirements for registration as an Engineering Technician by the Engineering Council. The Assessor Panel will consist of two experienced, qualified and trained Civil Engineers nominated by the relevant End-point assessment
organisation (EPAO). Benchmarking the EPA against the Engineering Council UK-SPEC requirements for EngTech means that the assessment outcomes will be consistent and reliable, allowing a fair and proper comparison between apprentices employed across the UK in different types and sizes of organisations