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Groundworker Level 2 Standard


Approx. duration: 18 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: All assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements:

  • Individual employers will set their selection criteria for applicants
  • Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a                 week and have a contract of employment
  • Entry into the Apprenticeship is subject to a thorough skills scan               assessment to clarify course suitability
  • Apprentices must achieve Functional Skills Level 1 in English                     and/or Maths if they have a GCSE grade below Grade 2 or E.                     Additionally, they should demonstrate a commitment to working               towards and completing the Level 2 exam before reaching the                   End-point assessment
  • Apprentices who have already achieved GCSE grade 2 or                           Functional Level 1 in English and/or Maths will need to                                 demonstrate a willingness to work towards and successfully                     complete the Level 2 exam prior to the End-point assessment

On-programme learning: 

  • Groundworker Standard Level 2
  • English and Maths (if required) to achieve Level 2

End-point assessment:

Delivered by City and Guilds


On completion of this apprenticeship a Groundworker will have the opportunity within the industry to progress onto the Civil Engineering Technician level 3 standard

Course Summary:

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer.

Groundworkers lead the initial phase of construction and civil engineering projects, collaborating closely with supervisors and engineers to interpret design specifications and prepare sites for structural development.

Their involvement spans the entire construction process, engaging with various on-site trades like bricklayers and plant operatives, and overseeing tasks from setting out and preparing sub-surfaces to installing drainage systems, concreting, constructing roads and pathways, and completing intricate hard landscaping. With the flexibility to transition between heavy construction, civil engineering, house building, commercial projects, and general construction sites, groundworkers serve as essential assets to construction companies of all sizes, from small subcontractors to large main contractors.

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