Building the underground tunnels needed for services such as rail lines and water works.
2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
- Typical length
- 18 months
- Current funding band
Up to £12,000 per apprentice.
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- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
- What apprentices will learn
- preparing sites for tunnelling work
- organising the delivery and storage of equipment
- making sure the correct materials are available for a team to start work
- operating equipment, tools and machinery
Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:
- achieve the level 2 NVQ diploma in tunnelling operations
- achieve level 2 English, and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)
- Professional registration
- How apprentices are assessed
A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.
This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.
You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.
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