Construction & Plant
An apprenticeship in construction follows a pattern of vocational training to meet the requirements of a Construction Skills approved framework. This will enable an apprentice to develop skills and knowledge which they can then demonstrate and evidence in a real construction environment.
There are several Plant Operations pathways you can follow:
- Building Construction
- Materials Handling
- Road Maintenance
- Land Based
Within each pathway there are 4 machines an apprentice must be trained on and they will gain a certificate of competency as proof. Apprentices will attend our training centre (on day/block release) for this purpose. These are items of plant such as:
- Forward tipping dumper,
- 180 degree excavator above/below 5 tonnes
- Ride on roller
- 360 degree excavator 360 above/below 10 tonnes
- Rough terrain masted forklift
- Telescopic handler
- Wheeled loading shovel
- Skid steer
- Dump truck articulated chassis
The apprentice will undertake either the Certificate or Diploma as part of their NVQ Level 2 in Plant Operations whereby they concentrate on one of those machines as part of the NVQ process. This is undertaken at work as part of on the job training and proving their competency in the workplace.
Other qualification requirements to complete:
Employee Rights & Responsibilities – a certificate of competence will be issued.
Personal learning and thinking skills as well as reflective learning which is encompassed within the training both on and off the job.
Keyskills/functional skills portfolio to be undertaken to demonstrate competency in Maths & English. However individuals with Grade C or above will be exempt from tests.
There will also be the opportunity to enhance the qualification to CPCS competency cards for construction site work, as well as undertaking the CPCS Health & Safety touch screen test.
Large Goods Vehicles
This Apprenticeship is for anyone interested in driving large goods vehicles (LGVs) - Lorries weighing over 7.tonnes.
LGV drivers transport and deliver goods between suppliers and customers, travelling across the roads and motorways of the UK and beyond. LGV driving is a skilled job, and doing it safely takes work and training. As an apprentice, you'll be involved in transporting goods with pick-ups and multi-drop deliveries. other duties may include planning schedules and routes, supervising the loading and unloading of cargo, completing paperwork and log books and of course lots of driving.
Eligibility Criteria Candidates Must Be:
Aged 17 1/2 to 24
Hold a current clean Class B (car) licence
Must be working
Willing and able to attend key skills, technical and driver training
Committed to gaining the award
NVQ Mandatory Units
Monitoring the loading of the vehicle by others
Completing pre-driving preparations
Awareness of driving conditions
Operating the vehicle condition
Operating the vehicle systems
Driving the vehicle in restricted space
Uploading the vehicle
Additional Units (if Required)
· Coupling and uncoupling the vehicle