Scaffolder Apprenticeships & Qualifications

About our scaffolder courses

Apprenticeships are a great way to develop your career as a scaffolder. 

If you're already employed as a trainee or a labourer, you can ask your employer about an apprenticeship, so you can get a formal qualification while you learn on the job.

One you've completed your apprenticeship, this will enable you to progress your career as a gang supervisor, a site safety inspector or a scaffolding designer. It could also open the door for you to work in other areas of construction.

Is a scaffolding course right for me?

To progress in this industry, you'll need to:

  • Be interested in building and construction 
  • Be thorough in your work with close attention to detail 
  • Have the ability to work well with others 
  • Have an interest in safety and security
  • Be physically fit

You'll also need to be comfortable working at heights and remain calm in stressful situations.



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Available Scaffolder Courses


This apprenticeship will equip learners with a robust set of skills, knowledge and behaviours that will allow them to work successfully as a Scaffolder.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship the Scaffolder will be eligible to apply for a CISRS (Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme) Scaffolder card.

On this programme you’ll learn:
  • Health & Safety, regulations and codes of practice
  • Equipment – tube and fittings
  • Boards and stock
  • Electrical Safety
  • Noise and vibration
  • Working at Height
  • Manual Handling
  • Various types of scaffold and scaffold inspection

Length of programme: 15 months