This apprenticeship will be retired on 12 March 2024.
This apprenticeship standard has been approved for delivery by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. However, starts on the apprenticeship will only be possible once a suitable end-point assessment organisation (EPAO) has obtained Ofqual recognition. Once the EPAO has obtained Ofqual recognition, funding for apprentice starts will be permitted and this message will be removed.
Assembling fabricated structural steel components in order to ensure that the finished structure is secure and level.
There is a high demand for skilled structural steelwork erectors in the constructional steelwork industry and the civil construction industry. The work usually takes place within a designated area of a construction site location.
Structural steelwork erectors are required to assemble fabricated structural steel components to the highest standards in order to ensure that the finished structure is secure and level. These structures can be on display as part of iconic structures such as national and local sports stadia, high rise towers or bridges and other structures such as schools, colleges, hospitals and warehousing.
A competent structural steelwork erector will be able to identify the relevant steelwork sections and plates that are required to complete a structural steel frame and the relevant tools and equipment that are required to complete the bolted connections. This will include the knowledge and understanding of material drawings and component lists. The use of the appropriate tools and equipment that requires skills to be developed (which will include working at height) to ensure they are used safely and accurately to the company specific standards, minimising any waste of product or production time.
Structural Steelwork Erectors will have the skill to:
Structural Steelwork Erectors will have the knowledge and understanding of:
Structural Steelwork Erectors will display the following behaviours:
Practical skills are just as important as academic ability. Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve level 1 English and maths and take the test for level 2 prior to taking their end-point assessment.
This apprenticeship standard is at Level 2.
The typical duration of this apprenticeship is 24 months.
This standard will be reviewed after 3 years.
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