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Plastering Intermediate Apprenticeship at Darlington College

Course description

A CITB-Construction Skills Apprenticeship usually lasts between 2 and 4 years depending on where you're based and what level of qualification you're studying for. During this time you will be allocated an Apprenticeship officer to support and guide you through your training programme.

As an apprentice, you will:

- be in full-time employment
- be paid a minimum of £95 a week - many apprentices earn considerably more
- gain a nationally recognised qualification
- get hands-on experience to help you develop the skills you need to kick start a successful career

On the job training is structured and agreed with your employer to ensure you learn the right skills.

Off the job training is arranged for you at college. You can complete this training on day release or over a number of days in a series of blocks.

If you are already with an employer, then an Apprenticeship is an ideal work-based learning qualification. It is an ideal way for you to ‘earn whilst you learn!’

Once registered you can start your application form. Choose your trade from the options on the application form and in the vacancy box type Darlington College.

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grades D-E including maths and English.

There are a number of ways for you to enter an Apprenticeship programme. You could progress on to one from any of these routes:

  • GCSEs achieved in school or college
  • Experience Construction Initiative
  • Pathways to Construction
  • Young Apprenticeship Scheme in Construction (14-16)
  • Construction and Built Environment Diploma (14-19)
  • Functional Skills in English and Math’s
  • Key Skills in Application of Number and Communication
  • Foundation Learning Tier (a craft occupation at Level 1)
  • Women and Work Sector Pathways initiative (W&WSPI)
  • Construction Youth Trust which supports young people's journey to work
  • Skills for Work Construction Crafts courses
  • National Progression Award (prevocational or pre-apprenticeship courses) at college
  • Get Ready for Work or Training for Work programmes
  • Projects like Youth build which support young people's journey to work

You'll also need to have a suitable level of physical fitness to do some jobs as they involve moving and handling resources, placing and fixing materials.

Future opportunities

A level 2 Apprentice could continue to Level 3 and then on to higher education at college or university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Darlington College directly.

Last updated date: 08 March 2016
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