Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Groundwork

Attendance:

Apprenticeship

Qualification:

Apprenticeship Standard

Course Start:

Flexible

Course Length:

2 years

Location:

South Bank Campus

Cost:

Funding band - £9,000


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Course overview

This Groundworker Apprenticeship is available to anyone aged 16 and over.

Groundworkers work on site and complete a number of building tasks including drainage, concrete work, signage, lighting, bricklaying and general labouring.


What skills and qualities do apprentices need?

Good communication skills, the ability to work well in a team, the ability to use initiative.


What would apprentices learn at College?

  • work safely and securely in compliance with given information, organisational policies and procedures, and current health, safety and welfare legislation including following the procedures for working in contaminated ground.
  • conform with productive working practices and completing the work in accordance with the programme of work
  • interpret and follow verbal and written work instructions from supervisors and site managers
  • access, interpret and use drawings and specifications
  • use and maintain power tools and equipment (including;. compactor plates, boning rods, portable power tools, levels, straight edges, lines, pins and laser equipment)
  • gauge and mix mortars and concrete by hand and by mixer
  • measure, mark, cut and install geo-membranes to stabilise soil for re-instatement and excavations
  • transport and place, then compact and finish concrete to slabs/bases, footing oversights, paths, form slab edgings including positioning reinforcement and kerbs
  • install ironworks relating to access covers and frames, and gully grates and frames including preparatory brickwork

Entry requirements

You should be aged 16 or over and ideally already be employed or have secured a work placement, however we may be able to help you with this. Good GCSEs are recommended and you will be required to sit a skills assessment.


Information for employers

If you are considering taking on an apprentice and would like to find out more about the Apprenticeship please get in touch with the Apprenticeship Team.

They will be able to advise you on the course content, offer advice for levy and non-levy payers and provide details on the end point assessment (EPA).

From 1st April 2021 all employers are required to use the government apprenticeship service to secure funding for any apprentices they wish to employ.  Apprentices will be unable to start their course at college without reserving funding. 

We can assist you with this process by providing informative emails, videos and telephone assistance, please get in touch to find out more.

Call:

0113 222 6041

Email:

wblinfo@lcb.ac.uk


Next steps

After completing this course there are a number of options available, depending on your final grade you could move onto the Site Management or Site Supervisor course or seek permanent employment.

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