As a Construction Apprentice there are many different pathways you can follow. Many of these will involve working outside and should be prepared to work at heights above two metres. You will need to be able to work well as part of a team, be reliable and have a good work ethic. You must also be prepared to be flexible in your working arrangements and as you may have to work in many locations, so a willingness to travel is required.
All levels of Apprenticeships are made up of a number of elements known as a framework. The Construction Apprenticeship framework includes the following components:
• Competence qualification - NVQ in whatever pathway (see below) you choose
• Technical certificate
• Functional Skills in Maths
• Functional Skills in English
• Employer Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
• Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)
You will need to successfully complete all parts of the framework to attain your apprenticeship qualification. Homework or private study is required.
• Trowel Occupations (Bricklaying)
• Wood Occupations (Site Carpentry, Bench Joinery, Shopfitting Bench)
• Decorative Finishing (Painting and Decorating)
What do Employers get out of Apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships provide small businesses with access to high quality training programmes that help their businesses remain profitable. Apprenticeships are also popular with employers as Apprenticeships offer them the opportunity to train new or existing members of staff to understand and support the unique requirements of their business.
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The selection process will include an Initial Assessment and an interview during which your suitability, commitment and interest for the programme will be determined. You will also need the following:
Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) L2 award/ GCSE A-C/initial assessment L1/experienced and working in industry/ interview & skill scan.
Your employer will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary Health and Safety arrangements in place to satisfy legislative requirements, and that they are able to provide you with the full range of work to successfully complete the Apprenticeship framework.
How do you become an Apprentice?
You might already be employed but if not, we may be able to help you find a suitable vacancy. View the Apprenticeships we currently have available at: www.walsallcollege.ac.uk/jobs/show/apprenticeship-jobs
BTEC Level 4 HNC Diplomain Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) (Pearson)
BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Pearson)
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