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Putting up and taking down scaffolding, to allow workers to reach higher levels of buildings and structures safely

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer

What apprentices will learn
  • unloading scaffolding from a lorry
  • creating a stable base on the ground
  • putting up scaffolding
  • fixing scaffolding to buildings or structures such as bridges
  • laying planks across scaffolding for workers to walk on
  • fixing guard rails and safety nets
  • taking down scaffolding
  • before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must have achieved level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G). They must also have taken level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible to apply for a Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme card

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Simian Risk Management Limited 0345 602 2418
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.