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Scaffolder

Putting up and taking down scaffolding, to allow workers to reach higher levels of buildings and structures safely

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
Warning The funding band maximum for this apprenticeship will change to £9,000 from 01 August 2018
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer

What apprentices will learn
  • unloading scaffolding from a lorry
  • creating a stable base on the ground
  • putting up scaffolding
  • fixing scaffolding to buildings or structures such as bridges
  • laying planks across scaffolding for workers to walk on
  • fixing guard rails and safety nets
  • taking down scaffolding
Qualifications
  • before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must have achieved level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G). They must also have taken level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible to apply for a Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme card

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 apprentice.assessment@education.gov.uk if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.

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