Construction Building (Trowel Occs) — Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework

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Course information

The Apprenticeships in Construction Building is for learners who work in or who want to work in a working construction environment in roles such as bricklayer, carpenter, painter and decorator or general maintenance.
Pathways available:
Level 2:-
Pathway 1 - Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting
Pathway 2 - Maintenance Operations
Pathway 3 - Trowel Occupations
Pathway 4 - Wood Occupations
Level 3:
Pathway 1 - Trowel Occupations
Pathway 2 - Wood Occupations
Credits must be achieved from a range of mandatory and optional units.
Functional Skills:
Functional Skills are skills that are needed in a range of activities in education and training, work and life in general. For this framework you will be required to achieve the following:
- Mathematics Level 1 (Intermediate Apprenticeship)/Level 2 (Advanced Apprenticeship)
- English Level 1 (Intermediate Apprenticeship)/Level 2 (Advanced Apprenticeship)
Successful completion of these Functional Skills is essential to complete the framework.
The National Minimum Wage for an Apprentice is £3.40 per hour - however most employers tend to pay significantly above this rate. As skills develop many employers tend to increase wages.
The hourly rate is paid for time working in the workplace and training both on and off the job including College time.
Apprentices aged 19 years or over who have already spent a year on an apprenticeship must be paid for at least the full National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age:
18-20 years £5.55 per hour (increasing to £5.60 April 2017)
21-24 years £6.95 per hour (increasing to £7.05 April 2017)
25 and over £7.20 per hour (increasing to £7.50 April 2017)
Holidays will be agreed with the employer. The minimum entitlement is 20 days per year plus Bank Holidays.


Dependent on pathway.

Functional Skills

This course leads to...

On completion of the qualification candidates may progress into full-time employment and/or further education (eg. Level 2 onto Level 3 Apprenticeship)

Entry Requirements

Students must be employed within the industry. Students are required to take an initial assessment of literacy and numeracy and will need to achieve at least a high Entry Level or Level 1 (GCSE D-E standard) in both assessments for Level 2 Apprenticeship or Level 2 (GCSE A-C standard) in both assessments for the Level 3 programme. You will also have to have your Level 2 qualification in your chosen pathway before progressing to Level 3. NB All students are required to wear appropriate protective equipment in the workshops, including safety boots and overalls.

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Course ID: 156142

Course Year: 18/19

Course Duration: Unknown


All fees will be paid by your employer. Employers should contact the Apprenticeship team directly for more information, as fees vary based on a number of factors. Government contributions may be available to apprenticeship employers. To find out more, please contact the apprenticeships team at or 0151 252 3800

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