Duration: Minimum of 15 months
Structure: 13 weeks of training at the college, with further training where required, plus on-the-job experience
Location: Bircham Newton (Norfolk) and your workplace
Dates: Available on request
Funding: See 'Funding' below
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This apprenticeship course is for individuals who want to gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to carry out the roles of plant operator, and plant and vehicle marshal, in the construction industry.
You’ll undertake a range of non-operational activities, such as checking, maintaining and cleaning plant (machines) used on site in the construction sector. You’ll also learn how to direct and guide plant and vehicles, carry out checks on the work you do, and how to load plant on and off a transporter when delivered to another site.
The course covers the following roles and categories of construction plant machinery:
You’ll learn knowledge, skills and behaviours in:
You’ll also focus on personal skills in:
13 weeks of training and assessment delivered over a minimum of 15 months, with further training if required.
Block 1: 3–4 weeks
Block 2: 3–4 weeks
Block 3: 6–7 weeks
Block 4: 2 days
You’ll be regularly assessed via a range of different methods, and will be required to complete college-based and site-based activity journals. You’ll be given clear, direct and constructive feedback to enable you to make progress and successfully complete the course.
No formal requirements, but it’s useful to have GCSE grades A*-C in English, maths and technology.
To help us assess your suitability for the course, you'll need to:
You’ll need to have:
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 0344 994 4433 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.