Level 2 Apprenticeship (Equivalent to GCSE)

Formwork is internationally recognised as an innovative technique that is used to form concrete structures across the entire infrastructure, from constructing roads, rail, bridges, underground structures to high-rise concrete buildings.

Concrete technology has developed significantly over the past 50 years and continues to do so, with structures being formed stronger, vaster and spanning wider. This has only been achieved by the continued application of new formwork techniques.

Formworkers contribute to the construction of projects through the preparation, installation and quality management of all stages of the formwork and falsework process. Preparing falsework that provides temporary support structures for forms and undertake formwork. This includes producing panels and fittings that mould to form a desired shape with concrete, such as slabs, support beams, columns and walls. They are involved in the entire envelope of the construction industry: including all the major over ground and underground projects across the UK such as Thameslink, Tideway, HS2, Battersea Power Station, Manchester Tram System, A14, Glasgow School of Art and Hinkley Point. The skills gained can be used world-wide and can also be a stepping stone to for your career i.e. supervisory and management roles.

This course can be delivered at the academy or on site if conditions are suitable.

Our Apprentices on HS2 Site

Course Outline

This course has been designed to cover the following areas:

  • Communicate in a clear and appropriate manner (verbal, written, body language). Adjusts communication to suit different situations, individuals or teams.
    Practice safe working techniques for moving, lifting and handling traditional and proprietary formwork system; which will include working at heights and using access equipment.

    Demonstrate knowledge of planning and able to undertake different methods of construction used to build structures productively. Competent to read, interpret and apply information from drawings, specifications and construction information.

    Takes ownership of allocated projects and effectively manages own time.

    Use a range of methods used to communicate workplace requirements effectively and demonstrate how key personnel should communicate effectively within a team.

On Completion

Upon successful completion and achievement of this course, learners will receive a Level 2 apprenticeship standard in Form Working

Who Should Attend?

This course should be attended by any construction personnel that want to develop skills in Form Working

Course Duration

The duration of this qualification is 18 months.