Duration: 2 years
Structure: 12 weeks training plus on-the-job experience
Location: NCC Norfolk and your workplace
Date: See How to apply below
Funding: See Funding below
This apprenticeship course is for people who want to gain an academic qualification in crane operating, while gaining professional experience.
You'll learn to operate various cranes safely and efficiently, and to carry out basic maintenance and checks.
You’ll also learn about the duties of an ‘appointed person’, how to conduct risk assessments and how to produce method statements.
The course includes practical training in four of the following:
You’ll also gain competence in:
Our assessment team will track you on-site for the first category of plant selected by your employer for conversion to the NVQ and the full Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) competent operator card (blue card).
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 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.