Formwork apprenticeship course
Duration: 24 months
Structure: 18 weeks of training over 18 months, plus on-the-job experience
Location: Bircham (Norfolk)
Start dates: Continuous start dates available
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This apprenticeship course is for people who want to gain a vocational qualification in formwork, while gaining industry experience.
You’ll learn a host of formworking principles, such as erecting, striking and repairing formwork, as well as processes involved in basic project documentation, health and safety, and levelling and setting out. You’ll also learn fundamental building information modelling (BIM) and design principles.
Furthermore, you’ll receive training in the theory of the construction industry, as well as enjoy comprehensive practical experiences in the featured categories of training.
The course covers practical principles in:
You’ll learn basic skills, knowledge and awareness in:
You’ll also focus on personal skills in:
Teaching and assessment
18 weeks’ training delivered over 18 months
Block 1: 2 weeks
Block 2: 4 weeks
Block 3: 4 weeks
Block 4: 4 weeks
Block 5: 4 weeks
Qualifications you gain
- Level 2 Formwork standard
- Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Formworking
- Level 1 Functional Skills, working towards L2 (test must be taken)
Methods of assessment
You’ll be regularly assessed using a range of methods, including written assessment, practical assessment, verbal questioning and presentation, and multiple-choice testing. You’ll also be required to complete college-based and site-based activity journals. You’ll be given clear, direct and constructive feedback to enable you to make progress and successfully complete the course.
Mandatory entry requirements
Maths and English GCSE Grades 3-9 or D-A.
To help us assess your suitability for the course, you'll need to complete a skills learning exercise and possibly attend college for further tests.
The course involves:
- strenuous physical activity
- confined space working
- working at heights
- wearing of PPE/RPE
- working to deadlines.