Scaffolding Apprenticeship

Scaffolding Apprenticeship

Why choose a Scaffolding Apprenticeship?

Scaffolders put up scaffolding and working platforms for construction workers to use when building, maintaining or repairing buildings and structures. They assemble scaffolding so that other trades workers can walk on them safely on the outside (and sometimes the inside) of a building. Scaffolding is used for many types of work including; building a new house, restoration work inside buildings and making repairs. Much of a Scaffolders work takes place on construction sites, but jobs are also found working on stands for spectators at sports events and concerts, offshore, petrochemical plants and power stations. During this scaffolding Apprenticeship you will learn to erect and dismantle scaffolding for construction projects. You’ll gain all the skills and knowledge needed to start a career in this industry, which will include interpreting information, estimating resources, learning building methods and building elements.


Learners need to have a good level of literacy and numeracy and would need to be able to follow instructions carefully, work well in a team and understand the importance of safe working practice.


This Apprenticeship is delivered over 18 months.

What does this Apprenticeship cover?      

This Apprenticeship is a mixture of classroom, workshop and workplace learning which includes practical work as well as classroom based theory/functional skills sessions.

Topics covered include;

Health and Safety, Erecting and Dismantling; Putlog, Basic Bird Cage, Tower, Cantilever, Roof and Prefabricated Aluminium Tower Scaffolds.

Jobs you could move into:

On completion of the Intermediate Level Apprenticeship candidates will be knowledgeable and competent to industry standards in Plumbing and Heating.

Qualification Received

On successful completion of this scaffolding apprenticeship you will receive an Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Accessing Operations and Rigging. This will include:

  • Level 2 Construction Diploma in Scaffolding.
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Accessing, Operations and Rigging.
  • The Construction Industry Scaffolders’ Record Scheme (CISRS) Scaffolders’ Registration Card.
  • Level 1 Numeracy, Literacy and Functional Skills.
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights.
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Job roles this Apprenticeship is suitable for:

After successful completion of this Apprenticeship you will be a fully qualified Scaffolder. The company you work for may be small, employing just a few people, or a multinational employing hundreds. You could also become self-employed. There is currently a shortage of Scaffolders in the UK.

Why Group Horizon?

We pride ourselves on our ability to serve the training needs of both individuals and businesses alike. Our fully accredited qualifications are delivered by our own specialist trainers and assessors who each bring a wealth of experience in their chosen field.

ApprenticeshipsTo find out more or register for a place on one of our nationwide courses call 0800 002 9805 or email


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