Duration: 18 months
Structure: 16 weeks training
Date: See How to apply below
Funding: See Funding below
This apprenticeship course is for people who want to gain an academic qualification in construction operation while gaining professional experience.
You’ll learn how to place concrete to the correct level, lay drainage and pavements, place street iron works and excavate holes and trenches.
You’ll also master the construction skills you need to become a construction operative in the tunnelling and underground construction industry.
The course includes practical training in the following:
Plus training in Construction Technology, including
You’ll also gain competence in:
18 months: (16 weeks in training).
No formal requirements, but it’s useful to have GCSE grades A*-C in English and maths.
To help us assess your suitability for the course, you'll need to:
You will be paid while you learn.
The following CITB grants are available for employers to fund their apprentices on this course:
If you applied for your apprenticeship through the Education and Skills Funding Agency, only applicants aged between 16 and 18 who have not been placed on a training scheme before are guaranteed full funding.
Call 0300 456 5037 for course dates and how to apply.
You can be assessed for higher NVQs at the National Construction College. We provide details to all trainees.