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Scaffolding Apprenticeship

Level: 2
Duration: 18 months - 2 week blocks every 4 months

You could work with small local companies or on larger sites such as petro chemical or nuclear power station sites.

Once qualified with scaffolder status you could have the opportunity to work off-shore or overseas. Your Apprenticeship will cover safe working practices in construction, erect and dismantle of basic scaffoId structures, erect and dismantle Aluminium Mobile Towers, knowledge of building methods and construction technology, safe use of harness and fall prevention methods and manual handling in the scaffolding industry. You will also achieve CISRS scaffolder status.

To undertake a qualification in scaffolding you must work well in a team, be able to follow instructions, be a good communicator and work responsibly.

Entry requirements:

No formal qualifications are required, but your suitability will be discussed at interview. Due to the job role good physical health is required.

You must show commitment throughout the programme and be happy to work within a team.
Scaffolding Apprentices are required to be employed by a scaffolding company as a Labourer/Trainee Scaffolder throughout the programme.

Where will I study:

Training 2000’s Scaffolding Centre, Blackburn


  • Safe working practices in construction
  • Erect and dismantle basic scaffold structures:
  • Independent, Birdcage, Cantilever, Tower, Pavement and Roof Scaffolds
  • Erect and dismantle Aluminium Mobile Towers
  • Knowledge of building methods and construction technology
  • Safe use of harness and fall prevention methods
  • Manual handling in the scaffolding industry
  • Maths & English Level 2 (Functional Skills)

On completion of the programme you will achieve:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Scaffolding
  • NVQ Diploma Level 2 in Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction) Scaffolding
  • Maths & English Level 1/2 (Functional Skills)
  • CISRS Industry Training Certification
  • CISRS Scaffolder Carded Status

The Scaffolding Apprenticeship programme is delivered over 18 months.  During this time you will be employed within the scaffolding industry as a Scaffold Labourer/Trainee; gaining onsite experience supported by in centre blocks of training.

Job example

As a CISRS Carded Scaffolder you will have the opportunity to look at various career options:

  • Work on key local and national projects
  • Work Offshore (Oil Riggs) or Overseas
  • Progress to Advance Scaffolder or Scaffold Inspector Roles
  • Move into Supervisor or Management Roles
  • Progress into Construction Health & Safety


Date last updated:29 October 2018

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