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Steelfixing apprenticeship course

Duration: 24 months
Structure: 18 weeks of training over 18 months, plus on-the-job experience
Location: Bircham (Norfolk)
Continuous start dates available 

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This apprenticeship course is for people who want to gain a vocational qualification in steelfixing, while gaining industry experience.

You’ll learn a host of steelfixing skills, such as positioning and fixing reinforced steel, 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 experience in steelfixing.

Course content

The course covers practical principles in:

  • Handling and storing steelfixing materials
  • Cutting and bending reinforced steel
  • Positioning and fixing reinforced steel
  • Constructing columns, beams, floors and walls
  • Levelling and setting out
  • Working at height
  • Small tools operation
  • Manual handling.

You’ll learn basic skills, knowledge and awareness in:

  • Interpreting information
  • Risk assessments and method statements
  • Basic civil engineering methods
  • Construction elements
  • Effective communication
  • BIM
  • Basic project documentation
  • Site communication
  • Health and safety.

You’ll also focus on personal skills in:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Drug and alcohol awareness
  • Time management
  • Personal organisation.

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 Steelfixing standard
  • 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.

Other information

The course involves:

  • strenuous physical activity
  • working at heights
  • wearing PPE/RPE
  • working to deadlines.
Apply here - online application form

Need more information?

Contact one of our account managers

Jason Haslam

Sarah Forbes

Or phone Course booking line: 0344 994 4433