Construction - level 2 apprenticeship framework

This framework sets out the standards and criteria you must meet to complete the apprenticeship programme and receive your apprenticeship certificate for level two construction. This is the only level 2 training in this skill acceptable for apprenticeshipsni funding.

About this framework

This framework specifies the standards and the criteria for the delivery of a level 2 apprenticeship framework to achieve qualified status within the construction industry.

Successful completion of the framework will lead to the award of a level 2 qualification showing recognition as a qualified person within the industry.

Mandatory outcomes

Achievement of a level 2 apprenticeship in construction will be assessed by verification through the appropriate awarding body.

You must complete a combination of both a competence and a knowledge-based qualification from one of the pathways, along with the essential skills below.

Mandatory essential skills

The following essential skills are mandatory and are to be completed as part of the apprenticeship: 

  • application of number – level 1
  • communication – level 1
  • information and communication technology (ICT) – level 1

However, any qualifications you already have are assessed against the framework requirements and may result in an exemption from the above.

Competency and knowledge qualifications – pathway options

Apprentices need to complete both a competency-based and a knowledge based qualification in their chosen pathway, from the list below.

Route one: construction building sector

Pathway one: decorative finishing and industrial painting

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Pathway two: maintenance operations

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Pathway three: trowel occupations

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Pathway four– wood occupations

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Pathway five: woodmachining

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Route two: construction civil engineering sectors

Pathway one: construction operations

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Pathway two: formwork occupations

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Pathway three: plant maintenance

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Pathway four: plant operations

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Pathway five: roadbuilding and maintenance

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Pathway six: steelfixing

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Route three: construction specialist sector

Pathway one: accessing and rigging

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Pathway two: waterproof membrane

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Pathway three: cladding occupations

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Pathway four: wall and floor tiling

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Pathway five: fitted interiors

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Pathway six:  floorcovering

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Pathway seven: interior systems

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualifications:

Pathway eight: mastic asphalting

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Pathway nine: plastering

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Pathway ten: roofing occupations

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Pathway eleven: stonemasonry

Competence-based qualification:

Knowledge-based qualification:

Eligibility and entry to the programme

There are no formal eligibility requirements for learners undertaking this apprenticeship. However, employers and training contractors must make sure that learners have the potential and opportunity to gain the apprenticeship successfully.

See also the DfE apprenticeship guidelines and operational requirements

Duration

Apprenticeship duration can vary and will be agreed between the apprentice, training contractor and employer

Related Knowledge

For this framework, you must complete a suitable employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) workbook. Framework certification is issued on confirmation from training contractor that the ERR has been completed.

Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of the training contractor/college to make sure that all components of this framework are delivered in accordance with apprenticeshipsni operational requirements. 

The apprentice must be employed from day one.

Further Information

The content of this framework (Framework Number 08 Issue 17: 12/20) has been agreed by the Department for the Economy and the Construction Industry Training Board Northern Ireland.

For further information, contact:

    Level 2 apprenticeship frameworks

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