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Apprenticeship training course

Steel fixer (level 2)

Assembling and installing steelworks required to strengthen reinforced concrete structures.

Qualification level
2
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
£15,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Apply workplace and legislative environmental health, safety and welfare requirements when undertaking construction steel fixing activities.
  • Apply safe working techniques for moving, lifting and handling pre-assembled and manufactured elements, working at height and using access equipment.
  • Interpret and work to drawings and specifications in various types and formats including digital e.g. Building Information Modelling
  • Plan and undertake work practices productively to achieve minimal wastage and to meet deadlines.
  • Assemble, position and fix manufactured elements (e.g. reinforcement bars) as per drawings and specifications
  • Apply safe use and storage of hand tools and power tools
  • Use a range of reinforcing steel products to shape and assemble structures.
  • Measure, cut and bend and connect reinforcing steel.
  • Position and fix pre-assembled elements according to specification, using digital equipment where appropriate.
  • Communicate with colleagues or customers; using common industry terminology appropriately and accurately.
  • Complete post installation checks to ensure quality through compliance with specification outlined in drawings and/or digital models . Report and rectify problems as necessary

Full information on Steel fixer (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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