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Level 3 Apprenticeship

Engineering Construction Erector Rigger

The Engineering construction erector role encompasses the installation and dismantling of the capital plant steel infrastructure which makes up engineering and construction projects. The Engineering construction rigger role encompasses the lifting, moving and positioning of loads during engineering construction projects.

Engineering construction erector

The construction is achieved through the use of static and mobile moving and lifting equipment and accessories and as the assembly of the structure progresses, can involve the use of additional specialist access equipment. Erectors will use powered as well as nonpowered hand tools to assemble the structure, this can also require the fixing of metal decking, safety netting and edge rails to facilitate safe working.

Engineering construction rigger

It involves, but is not limited to the detailed planning and control of all the elements required to successfully and safely execute and complete the lifting, moving and positioning operation. Riggers are responsible for safely moving loads using static and mobile moving and lifting equipment and accessories. The moving and lifting equipment is diverse and can include specialist equipment such as skids and rollers as well as numerous types of winches, hoists and cranes of various sizes and design

Apprenticeship information

  • Entry requirements

    A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including English, Maths, Science and Technology is desirable. Other equivalent qualifications are acceptable

  • Where will I study?

    Training 2000 Blackburn

  • Duration

    • Up to 3 years
    • Year 1 - full time at Training 2000 OR x6 four week blocks
    • Year 2 and 3 assessment in your workplace
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Functional skills

You may need to complete your English and Maths Functional Skills depending on your GCSE grades or if you cannot provide evidence of your GCSE results.

The Functional Skills programme runs as an addition to the time you are already required to spend doing your 20% off the job and will last a minimum of 2 weeks per subject; if you need to complete both English and Maths that is a minimum of 4 weeks. If a subject then needs re-sitting, this will therefore be more time in the classroom on top of the minimum 2 weeks per subject.

Our Apprenticeship includes:

  • Training 2000 registration and pass
  • Structured delivery programme
  • Assessor visits and reviews in your workplace
  • Synoptic / end-point assessment (EPA)
  • Accredited Health and Safety training
  • Awareness training in drugs, financial and driver safety

Course details

  • How to work safely, maintain personal site safety responsibilities, work place relevant health, safety and environmental legislation, safe working practises and procedures and how to respond to and provide solutions to problems and emergencies
  • When to seek assistance from others without causing undue disruption to normal work activities
  • Applicable lifting and equipment regulations, and codes of practice including company or client and local site or project requirements
  • The importance and benefits of recognised Industry safety passport schemes
  • Lifting and moving operation roles, responsibilities and reporting chains
  • Engineering practices and principles including the reading and interpretation of engineering drawings and specifications
  • Hazards and risks that can arise from the moving, lifting and positioning of loads and structures
  • Risk assessments, method statements, lift plans and permit to work systems
  • Application and purpose of static and mobile cranage
  • Specialist equipment required to access and execute Rigging and Erecting activities
  • How to correctly select and safely use hand tools, mechanical tools, moving and lifting equipment and accessories
  • Lifting, moving and handling equipment methods and techniques
  • Methods and techniques used to determine the weight and characteristics of loads
  • Slinging, lifting, communication and signalling methods and techniques
  • Route and lift planning methods and techniques
  • The types of equipment and accessories used for moving, lifting, positioning and erecting loads and structures and their care, control procedures and inspection
  • Methods of providing temporary support of the load or structure during installation and dismantling operations

Next steps

On completion of this course you may want to consider the following options to further your career.

Where can you progress to?

Frequently asked questions

Most of our Apprenticeships are 4 years but can be shorter dependant on the type of engineering you are learning.

We offer engineering Apprenticeships in a range of areas, such as CAD (Computer Aided Design), Welding, Fire & Security systems, Electronics, Mechatronics and CNC.

We work with many local engineering companies, who advertise their vacancies on our website. These will change daily, so always check back for the latest ones.

As we are part of the University of Central Lancashire, you can easily progress onto a Degree Apprenticeship