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Steeplejacking apprenticeship course

Duration: TBC
Structure: TBC 
Location: NCC Norfolk and your workplace
: See How to apply below
Funding: See Funding below

This apprenticeship course is for people who want to gain an academic qualification in steeplejacking, while gaining professional experience.

You'll learn a variety of skills to equip you to replace glass, repair masonry, welding, paint, dismantle, demolish; and inspect structures for damage.

You’ll also learn to follow strict safety procedures, as the work can be dangerous.

Course content

The course includes practical training in the following:

  • Interpreting information
  • Estimating resources
  • Basic building methods
  • Building elements.

Teaching and assessment


Qualifications you gain

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Accessing and Rigging Occupations: Steeplejacking
  • Level 2 Construction Diploma in Steeplejacking
  • Level 1 Functional Skills
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.
  • You may also gain value-added qualifications in first aid and health and safety, along with other industry-specific subjects.

Entry requirements


No formal requirements, but it’s useful to have GCSE grades A*-C in English, maths, science and CDT.

To help us assess your suitability for the course, you'll need to:

  • Complete a skills learning exercise and possibly attend the college for further tests.


  • Practical skills
  • Physical fitness
  • A good sense of balance
  • No fear of heights (or dirt)
  • Enjoy working outdoors in all weathers
  • Teamwork.


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.

How to apply

Call 0300 456 5037 for course dates and how to apply. 

After this course

You can be assessed for higher NVQs at the National Construction College. We provide details to all trainees.