Successful apprentices on completion, will achieve the Ground Workers apprenticeship standard. Functional skills in Maths and English would be achieved if the apprentices does not already hold the required qualification at the time of starting the apprenticeship standard.
How long is the course?
This is a level 2 apprenticeship and will typically take 18 months to complete.
How will I learn?
The apprenticeship will largely take place at the site of the employer, using day-to-day working activities to underpin knowledge that is learnt. A portion of the apprenticeship will take place at Furness College through classroom based learning. This is likely to be as part of a day release from the employer although each sector has differing delivery structure and this will be discussed with the employer and apprentice.
Off-the-job training is learning which is undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of the apprenticeship. The 20% Off-the-job training requirement is measured over the course of an apprenticeship, not per academic year. This is an essential part of the apprenticeship and therefore must take place during employed time and the apprentice must be paid for the off the job training.
What subjects will I study?
Groundworkers are the first trade onto a construction and civil engineering site and they work closely with supervisors and engineers in interpreting design specifications to prepare the site ready for the structural building works to take place. The apprenticeship will cover a wide range of knowledge, skills and behaviours all of which will assist the student in their day to day work duties. These will include:
•environmental and health hazards
•principles of building information modelling
•different work environments
•use of plant and machinery
•safe working practices
How will I be assessed?
At the end of the apprenticeship students will be expected to take part in an end point assessment. The End-point Assessment will assess how an apprentice can apply their skills, knowledge and behaviours acquired in their apprenticeship, through the three assessments carried out at the end of the apprenticeship.
1. Knowledge test –this test will consist of multiple-choice questions on a computer-based platform or paper-based.
2. Skills test – this test will consist of practical activities to assess the apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviours
3. Professional Discussion – assessed by an Independent Assessor, this discussion will consist of questions that clarify and probe the apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviours based on the portfolio of evidence developed by the apprentice. Throughout the apprenticeship, students will also build up a portfolio of work for discussion, which will compromise of evidence produced in the work place to show the apprentice has met the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the standard.
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What are the entry requirements?
Individual employers set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, although some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification.
Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.
Can I get more information?
For more information please contact us: T: 01229 825017 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.furness.ac.uk
Typical job roles
This apprenticeship is aimed at people currently in the below role or seeking employment in the below role:
What opportunities will this lead to?
Progression comes in a variety of ways after achieving the apprenticeship, which are:
• Progression onto HE Learning
• Progression onto Higher Apprenticeship levels
• The potential for advancement in their job role