Developing the next generation of house builders
Apprenticeships delivered by construction experts
We are passionate about using our expertise, knowledge and experience to support the development of the next generation of house builders. We’ve created our apprenticeships with input from senior colleagues across house building to ensure that they meet the needs of the industry. Our fully qualified tutors use their own construction and training expertise to fully support and develop your apprentices.
The apprenticeships we offer
We think this apprenticeship is a game changer! After an initial 6 week block of intensive hands-on training at one of our unique training hubs, apprentices will join your site health and safety savvy and with sufficient basic skills to be able to positively contribute on day one.
After their initial 6 weeks they will return to the training hub for intensive 2 week blocks over the remainder of their 18 month programme. With block delivery all year round, 36 hour weeks within a site-like environment and a syllabus front-loaded to home building, we are excited to be launching our first hub in Tamworth early in 2021.
What you can expect
First 6 weeks - a continuous block of heavily practical sessions held at one of our training hubs. The hubs closely resemble a site compound with a large covered yet exposed central slab for all practical work providing comparable site working conditions. With each day running from 8:00 to 16:30, this initial six week period will be equivalent to an entire year’s day release at college.
By week 7 – apprentices will return to your sites, health and safety aware and able to carry out these tasks:
- build cavity walls
- build to gauge
- build to line
- joint walling
- correctly position wall ties, DPCs, cavity trays and weep holes
- know where to insert insulation and fire stopping.
Remaining months – your apprentice will return to the hubs every 8-10 weeks to complete additional intensive two-week blocks of training. Without college term times and concentrated blocks of training your apprentice should be complete within 18 months, hopefully helping keep them fully engaged and motivated.
Funding is available from CITB and the Apprenticeship Levy. We can advise you on the most appropriate funding options based on your learners’ prior experience and/or qualifications. Please check current CITB rates here. Published Apprenticeship Levy funding is currently up to £9,000.
Want to know more?
We’re running two free webinars for anyone who’d like to know more about this apprenticeship on 18 and 25 November both at 1pm.
You can also register interest in the apprenticeship to be kept up to date here.
The perfect start for anyone embarking on a career in site management. Learning takes place one day per week, with ten modules delivered virtually over 62 weeks. The apprenticeship is fully integrated into every apprentice’s working life. Course content is new-build focussed and meets the requirements of ST0048. Each module is led by a residential-focussed NHBC Training professional. Successful candidates secure a Level 4 qualification in Site Supervision and relevant CSCS card.