Key course information
Construction and Trades
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The construction industry is one of the largest and broadest to work in, employing around 7% of the UKs workforce, and there is always a demand for skilled professionals. An apprenticeship in construction is a form of vocational training where you will follow an NOCN approved standard to develop skills and knowledge and then demonstrate and evidence your application in a construction environment. Groundworkers need to have a good eye for detail, as well as good maths skills.
What will I learn?
The Level 2 Groundworker apprenticeship allows you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment or career progression in Groundworks.
It will give you the theoretical knowledge you need to succeed in the industry, the practical skills to produce work to a high standard, and an understanding of health and safety, materials and sustainability.
This apprenticeship will cover the knowledge and behaviors required in Groundworks and the following practical areas:
• Working Safely
• Productive Working Practices
• Interpreting and following Work Instructions
• Using Drawings and Specifications
• Moving, Handling and Storing Resources
• Using and Maintaining Power Tools
• Mixing Materials
• Setting Out
• Working With Concrete
• Optional Areas can be discussed with your assessor
Minimum Functional Skills level 1 or GCSE grade D in maths and English.
All applicants will be required to pass initial assessments in Maths, English and ICT and an additional entry test.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
The duration of a Level 2 Groundworks apprenticeship is 18 months and you will be required to attend college for 1 day per week during term. At the end of the apprenticeship you will be required to complete an end point assessment or EPA which will test your knowledge and skills and will be assessed by an independent external assessor.
Additional Costs and Information
Your competence ability will be assessed in the workplace using evidence to build a portfolio. The knowledge element is delivered at our Trowbridge and Salisbury Campuses. The EPA will be delivered in college.
If required, Functional Skills will also be delivered as part of the apprenticeship program. A mixture of on and off the job training provides a variety of learning opportunities across the whole program.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
Construction and Trades
- Installation Electrician
- Painter or Decorator
An average salary in June 2019 for a bricklayer was £36,678
Over the next 10 years, half a million employees are expected to retire from the construction industry