Construction Apprenticeships & Qualifications

Construction overview

Construction is a huge industry with different routes that can be taken, such as joinery, bricklaying and plumbing. 

If you want a varied job that makes good use of your practical skills and takes you out and about, this could be perfect for you. 

You will need to be good at solving problems, have the ability to follow technical plans, and understand the importance of health and safety. You’ll also need good customer care skills. 

During the Apprenticeship you will cover areas such as: 

Bricklaying 

  • Erecting masonry structures in the workplace 
  • Setting out masonry structures in the workplace 
  • Stack and store resources 
  • Conform to workplace safety 
  • Conform to efficient working practices 

Carpentry and Joinery 

  • Install first fixing components (installing windows, doorframes, linings, floorboards, erecting partitions, plaster boarding and joinery tasks prior to plasterwork except structural components) 
  • Install second fix components (installing kitchens, boxing in pipes, hanging doors, cutting and fitting skirting and architraves) 
  • Stack and store resources 
  • Conform to workplace safety 
  • Conform to efficient working practices 

How do you get into the industry? 

There are no specific grades needed to start a career in construction, however many employers look for people that enjoy working hands-on. 

Any previous practical qualifications such as Engineering or Design and Technology, or experience would be a benefit when applying for positions in this industry. 

Further Progression 

After completing your Apprenticeship in any of the Construction Trades, you will be able to progress onto further qualifications or promote to higher positions including supervisor and managerial. 

Register your interest using the form below and one our team will contact you.

Overview

A pathway in Bricklaying or Carpentry and Joinery gives you an insight into the Construction sector. At the end of the course there may be an opportunity to progress onto a full Apprenticeship programme with Total People. 

  • Level 1 or 2 Diploma in Bricklaying or Carpentry and Joinery 
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English 
Length of course:

8 – 9 months approximately 

Entry Requirements 

To start a Construction Apprenticeship at Level 1, you will not need to have any formal qualifications or be working within the industry. This is an entry level and therefore will prepare you for a full Apprenticeship. 

To start an Apprenticeship in Construction at either Level 2 or 3, you need to have a job or a placement in the industry as it is a work-based qualification. 

Overview

Within the Intermediate Apprenticeship, you will gain a Level 2 Diploma and NVQ in one of the following: 

  • Bricklaying 
  • Carpentry and Joinery 
  • Painting and Decorating 
  • General Construction Operative 
  • Maintenance 
Other areas of the qualification include: 
  • Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 in Maths  and English 
  • Functional Skills Level 1 or 2   
  • in ICT if required as part of the framework 
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities 
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills 
Length of Course:

24 months 

Entry Requirements 

To start an Apprenticeship in Construction at either Level 2 or 3, you need to have a job or a placement in the industry as it is a work-based qualification. 

Overview

Within the Advanced Apprenticeship, you will gain a Level 3 Diploma and NVQ in one of the following: 

  • Bricklaying 
  • Carpentry and Joinery 
  • Painting and Decorating 
  • General Construction Operative 
  • Maintenance 
Other areas of the qualification include: 
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths  and English 
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in ICT if required as part of the framework 
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities 
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills 
Length of Course: 

12 - 24 months 

Entry Requirements 

To start an Apprenticeship in Construction at either Level 2 or 3, you need to have a job or a placement in the industry as it is a work-based qualification.