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Scaffolding Estimator


The purpose of this standard is to provide the delegate with the knowledge to support the following: Scope: identify customer requirements, various estimating formulae, site hazards plus cost implications, on-site measuring, use design drawings, measure drawings, produce quotations, contract quotation letters, day work costing, computer-based estimating and contract administration, estimating projects


3 days of 6 learning hours.


The purpose of this standard is to provide the delegate with the knowledge to support the following:


  • identify customer requirements
  • various estimating formulae
  • site hazards plus cost implications
  • on-site measuring
  • use design drawings
  • measure drawings
  • produce quotations
  • contract quotation letters
  • day work costing
  • computer-based estimating and contract administration
  • estimating projects

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational group(s):

  • supervision
  • management and leadership

Delegate pre-requisites

Candidates booking this course will be required to have a sound understanding, knowledge and experience of the scaffolding industry and its terminology.


As a minimum, course trainers must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:

  • an award in education and training (or equivalent, as per requirements for approved training organisations)
  • successfully completed training to this standard
  • at least 2 years relevant industrial experience
  • a verifiable CV


Delivery is undertaken within a classroom environment.

Delegate materials and equipment are of a suitable quality and quantity for delegates to achieve learning outcomes and comply with relevant legislation. All delegates receive a learning folder with relevant information and exercise materials for individual and group session delivery and projects.

The maximum class size is 12 persons and allows training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable delegates to achieve the learning outcomes.

The following delivery methods may be used in the delivery of this standard:

  • classroom

This standard is considered to contain 51% or more practical training.

This standard is considered to be set at an intermediate level.


Methods of assessment considered appropriate for training delivered against this standard are:

For the successful completion of training, delegates must complete an end of course practical assessment or knowledge test that measures all learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.

Quality assurance


Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard.

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the training standard.

Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk-based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.


There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refresher requirements for this standard.



(Please note standards using this classification will only be grant aided once per delegate)

Approval date

March 2022

Review cycle

On request or 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes
The delegate will be able to: Additional guidance to support learning outcome:
identify customer requirements  
use various practical and theoretical estimating formulae  
recognise and solve site hazards including cost implications Site hazards may include the requirement for persons to consider internal and leading-edge protection when preparing a contract quotation.
measure drawings  
use formulae to calculate material  
produce quotations  
produce contract quotation letters demonstrating negotiation skills  
identify day work costings  
identify enquiry pitfalls  
use digital skills / technology to prepare commercial quotations and schedules use available technology to prepare commercial quotations and schedules.
produce a project estimate  

Additional information about this standard

The skills delivered to learners in this training will enhance their position as management operatives and will increase commercial awareness, including health and safety requirements.