Employers have an enhanced role in the delivery of the new apprenticeship suite of qualifications in the construction and building service engineering sector.
Requirements of evidence
Compiling the learner’s evidence should only start once the employer is satisfied the learner is consistently working at or above the criteria set out in the occupational competence statements. That is to say they are deemed to have achieved occupational proficiency. In making this decision, the employer may take advice from the learner’s training provider. The overall decision must ultimately be made the the employer(s).
To be eligible for our Construction Apprenticeship programmes, you will need to be:
In addition to above, applicants will need to hold one or more of the following, or equivalent qualifications, at or above level of the list below:
Applicants will also be required to attend a successful interview.
To allow an Apprentice to start their programme, we will first need to carry out the necessary Health & Safety checks, in accordance with Welsh Government Code of Practice. This means we will need to evaluate your company’s management of health, safety and welfare, to ensure learning/work is undertaken in an acceptable environment with risks managed.
We will need to see evidence of the following documentation, alongside a short site visit:
The college will monitor Health & Safety to test the implementation of the employer’s Health and Safety management system throughout the Apprenticeship programme.
The City & Guilds level 3 apprenticeship in construction trades has been developed to allow those in work-based learning to demonstrate and enhance their occupational knowledge, skills and understanding within a construction trade of their choice.
It is aimed at learners who have either achieved the level 2 foundation in construction and building services engineering or will be completing the level 2 core in construction and building services engineering learning and assessments while on their apprenticeship
When taken as part of an apprenticeship, this qualification will enable learners to be proven as competent to enter employment in the trade of their choice as well as to go on to study other level 3 construction courses relevant to their choice of trade.
As an apprentice you will be allocated a training advisor who will oversee and support you through your journey on this framework, working closely both with your employer and tutors at college.
You will be expected to attend college to learn underpinning knowledge. Assessments will also take place in college and the workplace on a regular basis. This course is both theory and practical based.
Learners will develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in their chosen trade as contained in the National Occupational Standards.
Learners will also complete two core units covering the construction sector and practice in the sector within Wales. The qualification will be portable throughout the UK and is aimed to develop learners’ ability to meet the demands of the construction sector in Wales, including working with traditional, new and pre-1919 building stock and understanding new and emerging technologies, such as drones and 3D printing.
On completion, the qualification will provide learners with the skills and knowledge required for the learner to be capable of working in their chosen trade across the UK.
The different entry points on to this qualification mean the assessment routes vary.
If the learner has achieved both the foundation and progression qualifications they must successfully complete:
If the learner has achieved the foundation qualification but not completed the progression qualification, they must successfully complete:
If the learner takes this level 3 qualification as part of their apprenticeship without first achieving the foundation qualification or progression qualification, they must successfully complete:
Students will be required to source and purchase their own personal protective equipment (PPE) which comprises of safety boots, safety glasses, hard hat and hi-vis.
You will need to provide your own stationery and there may also be additional costs if the department arranges educational visits.
Full-time courses available through the Coleg y Cymoedd core curriculum.
Further Education courses available through the Coleg y Cymoedd FE curriculum.
Full and part-time courses available through Business Services. Many courses available funded.
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