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Construction Civil Engineering Pathway 1: Construction Operations

Programme Overview:

Apprentices will install work area protection and safety equipment, lay domestic drainage including
preparation and setting out levels and gradients, carry out testing on newly laid drainage systems,
install inspection chambers, connect to existing drainage systems, place and finish concrete, position
and secure concrete reinforcement products, construct and secure basic formwork. In addition they
will be required to read and extract information from drawings and specifications, conform to general
workplace safety guidelines, security and waste management controls.

Typical tasks for a Construction Operative apprentice might include:

  • Marking out the area for the site, using string lines strung between stakes
  • Digging shallow holes and trenches by hand, although you would use an earth-moving machine for the main excavation
  • Putting up huts, ladders, barriers and safety signs
  • Laying pipes, manhole covers and inspection chambers
  • Mixing and pouring concrete to make foundations, beams or floors
  • Using hand machinery: drills, pumps and compressors
  • Cleaning and maintaining tools and other equipment
  • Specialising in helping a particular skilled worker, for example a bricklayer, a glazier or a plasterer
  • Driving forklift trucks, dump trucks or other site machines.

Job Roles

Level 2 Intermediate:

Construction operative:

Working on a construction site or in a public place, to given specifications, laying drainage,
placing street iron works, laying pavements and excavating holes and trenches.

Qualifications

Level 2 Intermediate:

  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Construction Operations
  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Construction Occupations – Construction Operations
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths
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