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Steel fixing apprenticeship course

Duration: 13 weeks
Structure: Training blocks will range from 2 - 3 weeks long
LocationNCC 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 steel fixing, while gaining professional experience.

You'll learn specialist construction skills to enable you to work in the steel fixing industry.

Course content

The course includes practical training and competence in the following:

  • Health and Sategy, Welfare in construction 
  • Understanding civil engineering technology 
  • Information and communicating in construction 
  • Slinging and Signalling of loads (appreciation only)
  • Levelling and Setting Out 
  • Handle and store steel-fxing materials 
  • Reinforced concrete technology
  • Mobile Tower and Small Tools including abrasive wheels 
  • Cut and bend reinforced steel 
  • Position and fix reinforcement steel 
  • End Synoptic Test (final practical assessment) 
  • Functional Skills - literacy and numeracy Level 1 

Teaching and assessment


Qualifications you gain

  • NVQ Steel Fixing Level 2
  • Personal and thinking skills
  • Functional Skills in literacy and numeracy
  • Abrasive wheels and employer rights and responsibilities
  • You may also gain value-added qualifications in 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 and technology.


    • Physical fitness
    • Practical skills
    • The ability to work in confined spaces
    • 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 aprenticeship through the Skills Funding Agency, only applicants aged between 16 and18 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.