Level 2 Apprenticeship – Groundworker

Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard in Construction (ST0513)


This Apprenticeship is a great way to kick-start your career in the Construction sector. An Apprenticeship is a great way to earn while you learn and get real industry experience with the support of an employer and our industry-expert Training Officers.

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Key facts

  • Start date: Septmber/Easter
  • Duration: Full-time, 18 months
  • Location: Workplace/Training Provider/EPA Test Centre
  • Fees: Apprentice Fees: none (Apprentice personnel course learning resources required only)
    Government incentive grants of £1000 are available for eligible 16–18 old apprentices
    Grants are also available through CITB, if your employer is registered with them

    Employer Fees:
    Small business (-50 employees) - 16-18 - £0
    Any employer - 19+ "Employer contribution" - 5% of the cost of the Apprenticeship funding band
    Employers with £3M pay per year will pay 100% from their apprenticeship Levy

    If you're an employer, please contact us for further details as these are based on individual assessments.

Your future

Learners may progress onto a higher-level apprenticeship or into employment within the Construction sector.

Name Level Equivalent
Intermediate 2 5 GCSE passes at A* – C
Advanced 2 2 A Level passes
Higher 4, 5, 6 & 7 Foundation Degree and above
Degree 6 & 7 Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree

Entry requirements

  • 16 or over, living in England and not in full-time education
  • Entry Level 3 in English and Maths (however Grade 4/C is preferred)
  • An Offer of Apprenticeship Employment from a relevant Employer (before application)
  • Completion of relevant diagnostics
  • Completion of the relevant Apprenticeship Standard Skills Scan

 

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships offer a fantastic opportunity to earn while you learn. You will be paid for working and training as an apprentice Groundworker, working closely with supervisors and engineers to prepare the site ready for structural building works to take place. Their work includes setting out and preparing the sub-surfaces, installing drainage systems, concreting, constructing roads and pathways, and carrying out the finished hard landscaping. Work sites include civil engineering sites, house building sites, commercial building sites and general building sites.

The minimum wage for apprentices is £4.15 per hour NMW (from 1st April 2020). If you’re over 19 years of age, check the government website for up-to-date wage details: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates.

You will spend one day in college and the rest of the week developing your practical skills, behaviours and on-the-job knowledge in your workplace.

You will:

  • Work alongside experienced staff
  • Gain job-specific skills, knowledge and behaviours in the workplace
  • Earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • Be self-motivated to complete an online portfolio of evidence
  • Complete practical training and learning to underpin your knowledge
  • Complete required Functional skills Literacy and Numeracy
  • Work to training deadlines for gateway requirements and EPA assessment for the apprenticeship standard

In order to undertake an Apprenticeship you will need to have a job with a contract of employment for at least 30 hours per week, or have a firm offer of employment within your chosen occupational area. If you don’t have a job and are looking for an apprenticeship vacancy, we have provided some advice on how to find an apprenticeship in the section below.

How to Find an Apprenticeship

There are three ways in which you can find an apprenticeship:

Functional Skills

Functional skills are qualifications in English and Maths that equip students with skills required in everyday life, education and the workplace. Some may already have achieved suitable qualifications in these areas (Grade 4/C) but, if not, students will need to achieve English and Maths at Level 1, then be working towards and take the Level 2 exams in both subjects (before the gateway point requirements of the apprenticeship). These are externally set and marked tests, which can be completed either on a computer or in paper format.

What Will You Gain?

This apprenticeship will give you the following:

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard in Groundworks
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English

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