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Construction building apprenticeship Level 2 at North Lindsey College

Course description

Apprenticeships are employment-led programmes designed for young people aged 16 to 24. You will have a job with a construction company where you will earn real wages and combine this with learning technical skills. You will also come to College to develop your practical skills and to learn the underpinning knowledge required.

These apprenticeships are available in the following trade areas: bricklaying, painting and decorating, maintenance operations and site carpentry.

Course content

 City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in your relevant trade area comprising of: 

- Two mandatory units across all trade areas:
- Health, safety and welfare in construction
- Principles of building construction, information and communication
- A further seven units specific to your trade area

- City and Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in your relevant trade area comprising of:

- Three mandatory units across all trade areas: 
- Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
- Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
- Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
- A further 4-6 units specific to your trade area and job role

Entry requirements

- Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or above including English and Maths
- You must have already found employment with a suitable employer who is willing to support you through the apprenticeship programme. 


Your NVQ Diploma will primarily be assessed by observation, written statements, oral and written questioning and completion of a portfolio of work based evidence. Your assessor will visit you in the workplace to carry out assessments.

Level 2 Diploma: You will achieve your qualification by completing graded practical activities and answering question papers throughout the course, producing a portfolio of evidence. These will be marked by the teaching staff who are all registered assessors. 
You will also be required to pass two externally set and marked multi-choice exams.

Functional Skills are assessed by externally assessed test. 

Your progress on the programme will be reviewed a minimum of every 8 to 10 weeks. This is normally done in your workplace. Targets will be set that reflect your individual needs. 

Future opportunities

On completion of an apprenticeship your career prospects will have significantly improved within the industry. You might also choose to progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 May 2016

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