Our Next Cohort Is Starting SEPTEMBER 2023
Apprentices should be aged between 16-24 years old and be office based. Mature students are welcome to apply. Students should have a grade C or above in English and Maths to complete this award. Employers are encouraged to support the apprentice with the necessary time and resources to complete the award.
How it works
Apprentice’s attend college once every 2 terms and work with there employer the other 4 days on ‘on the job training’. Apprentices must have access to a PC to complete the coursework.
Style of learning
You will achieve the qualification through a mixture of blended learning to include master classes, presentations, assignments, webinars, research and one to one reviews with your assessor. You will complete the apprenticeship from your place of work.
This occupation is found in and throughout the construction and built environment sector, including construction contracting and associated supply chain subcontractors. Roofing Contracting Operations Technicians operate in a range of settings including estimating, planning, buying, site, quantity surveying and design and build roles. Site and office environments include industrial, commercial, residential, refurbishment, heritage, retail and public sector projects. They may be employed by large contracting organisations such as major national housebuilding contractors and civil engineering contractors, as well as a significant number of small and medium sized contractors and subcontractors such as building services companies, insulation contractors, groundworkers, roofing companies, plasterers and decorators together with a host of other specialised construction areas.
The broad purpose of the occupation is working in an exciting and dynamic environment which could be in an office at the heart of the contracting organisations including versatile activities using digital processes and systems to secure future projects and to enable progress and completion of actual construction sites. Technicians within this specific career area are engaged to interpret, analyse, contribute and directly assist roofing contracting professionals working with a wide range of project resources and documentation regularly interacting with internal and external customers.
- Duty 1 Support the coordination of roofing site-based projects alongside supervisory and technical teams on an individual site, a range of sites or in an office environment.
- Duty 2 Identify the suitability of health and safety documentation, including risk assessments and method statements, to assist in ensuring sufficient planning has been carried out for tasks to be completed safely.
- Duty 3 Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the requirements of a project are met, ensuring records of the communications are kept in line with company processes.
- Duty 4 Ensure accurate contractual records are kept in relation to the planning of roofing projects.
- Duty 5 Support the production of resource lists, based on estimates, using technical drawings to identify the requirements of the project.
- Duty 6 Assist with the development of tenders relevant to the roofing project, ensuring records of tenders are kept and processed within the required timescales.
- Duty 7 Support the procurement of project materials, plant and sub-contractors.
- Duty 8 Support the progress of roofing projects, recommending and proposing revisions of programmes and assisting with the planning of schedules of work.
- Duty 9 Support the implementation of appropriate contract quantities and cost monitoring systems to provide early warning of problems for all contract phases on site.
- Duty 10 Use surveying information to contribute to the measurement, evaluation and review of project performance.
What is an end-point assessment and why it happens
An EPA is an assessment at the end of your apprenticeship. It will assess you against the knowledge, skills, and behaviours (KSBs) in the occupational standard. Your training will cover the KSBs. The EPA is your opportunity to show an independent assessor how well you can carry out the occupation you have been trained for.
Your employer will choose an end-point assessment organisation (EPAO) to deliver the EPA. Your employer and training provider should tell you what to expect and how to prepare for your EPA. The length of the training for this apprenticeship is typically 24 months. The EPA period is typically 3 months.
The overall grades available for this apprenticeship are:
When you pass the EPA, you will be awarded your apprenticeship certificate.