Construction Assembly and Installation Operative - Level 2 - Apprenticeship Standard (out of centre learner)

SKU: ST0265

Course Aim:

This course is ideal for candidates looking to start or develop their career in civil engineering. The Apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity to gain an nationally recognised qualifications whilst gaining work experience in the industry. 


Student Pre-Requisites:

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five GCSEs including English, maths and ICT at Grade C or higher (or 4 or 5 new grading system).

 

Course Duration:

Typically this apprenticeship will take 18 months.

 

Location:

Students are with their employer from day one and will study their taught components at an agreed Gen2 centre. This training will take place at a Gen2 centre based in West Cumbria, Carlisle or Furness.  The students are visited by a Gen2 assessor in the workplace approximately every six weeks to assess their competence and monitor progress.

 Programme Components:

Knowledge:

Core skills will be taught and assessed through the following units at one of the Gen2 skills centres.

  • The principles of environment, health, safety and welfare and how they must be applied in relation to their work and to others.
  • The responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance to undertake the work e.g. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, Manual Handling and Working at Height Regulations
  • How to communicate with others and follow organisational procedures to conform to productive work practices.
  • The different techniques and methods to move, lift and handle, pre-assembled, manufactured elements and modules
  • How to use, store and maintain hand tools, power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • How to interpret various types of information for drawings and specifications in various types and formats including digital e.g. Building Information Modelling and Personal Digital Assistant models.
  • How to comply with specifications and drawings when assembling, positioning and fixing manufactured elements and modules.
  • The specific safe working practices for moving, lifting and handling pre-assembled, manufactured elements and modules including – risk assessments and method statements, lift plans, control of hand-arm vibration syndrome, dust and noise.
  • The different techniques and methods to move, handle and store resources prior to installation.
  • The principles and practice of working at height and the use of access equipment including: mobile elevated work platforms, scaffold, fall prevention systems and equipment.
  • The principles of slinging and signalling.
  • The use of different materials and how they work together for load bearing and non-load bearing purposes.
  • The quality requirements of the materials and products that are being installed.
  • The different methods of installation and removal of temporary works and/or formwork.
  • The different methods of installation and removal of products such as structural elements, flooring units, stairs, pods, modules and cladding.
  • How and when to follow organisational reporting procedures to identify and rectify problems arising from information, resources and methods of work.
  • Learners will be assessed using a variety of assessment methods including; Observation, Examination of work product, discussions, written accounts and knowledge questions.

 

Skills:

  • Identify and apply safe working practices in accordance with current legislation, health, safety and welfare regulations, Approved Codes of Practice, company guidance, site specific requirements and taking account of changing circumstances.
  • Plan and undertake work practices productively.
  • Identify and apply safe use, storage and maintenance of hand tools, power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • Identify and apply safe working techniques when manual handling, working at height and using access equipment and plant such as – fall prevention systems e.g. fall arrest, restraint and access systems, harnesses and scaffold.
  • Identify and apply safe working techniques when slinging and signalling the movement of loads.
  • Apply different materials for load bearing and non-load bearing purposes according to design and specifications.
  • Install and remove temporary works e.g. protection, formwork, propping, bracing and access ramps in accordance with schemes of work.
  • Assemble, position and install manufactured components such as structural elements, flooring units, stairs, pods, modules and cladding.
  • Complete post installation checks to ensure compliance with specification.
  • Interpret information for drawings and specifications in various types and formats including digital e.g. Building Information Modelling and Personal Digital Assistant models.

 

Behaviours:

  • Working safely: in accordance with legal, regulatory, contractual and company procedures.
  • Effective communication: oral, written, listening, body language, digital and personal presentation.
  • Team work: work effectively and respectfully with others with minimum supervision, having consideration for equality and diversity.
  • Independent working: take responsibility for completion of your own work.
  • Logical thinking: use clear and valid reasoning when making decisions to undertake the work instructions.
  • Working effectively: undertake the work in a timely and productive manner.
  • Adaptability: be able to adjust to changes to the work instructions.
  • Customer focus: deliver work to required quality standards.

 

Delivery Plan and Commitment:

Off The Job Training

The qualification requires 20% of time from the learner’s normal working week to be committed to the apprenticeship for the duration of the programme. This time must be away from the Learner’s normal work duties.

Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the tests for Level 2 prior to taking their end point assessment. Those who have already achieved this qualification will be given opportunities in the bi-weekly sessions to further enhance their skills.

 

Qualifications Gained:

On completion learners gain the following qualifications:

  • Construction Assembly and Installation Operative - Level 2 Apprenticeship
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