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Apprenticeship training course

Structural steelwork erector (level 2)

Assembling fabricated structural steel components in order to ensure that the finished structure is secure and level.

Qualification level
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Plan and prepare to ensure production and personal development goals are achieved. 
  • Identify the fabricated steel frame components for the correct sequence of erection for the structural steelwork. 
  • Prepare the working area, equipment, consumables and materials for laying down and storage of steelwork components. 
  • Identify and use the lifting accessories required to offload fabricated steelwork from delivery vehicles.
  • Use established lifting techniques to ensure the component can be connected into its final position.
  • Prepare and use the equipment for making the bolting connections. 
  • Complete and dimensionally check the finished framework ready for inspection and report into the production control system. 
  • Achieve a quality of work to meet international standards for dimensional inspection.
  • Ensure that health and safety requirements are fully accounted for in all of the above. 

Full information on Structural steelwork erector (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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