Reinforced Concrete Frame upskilling

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Training and development

Learning resources, Sectors and roles, Careers and recruitment, New qualifications and courses, Small employer support


SR Partnerships Ltd; AKL Assessments Ltd; Construction Skills People and White Waters Training Ltd, and Orpen Design Solutions Ltd

Great Britain




The project will work specifically with SMEs with less than 200 PAYE employees to:

  • Promote the introduction of a new level 2 vocational qualification for Formwork Erector/Striker
  • Upskill operatives to achieve currently available level 2 qualifications relevant to the RC Frame Sector
  • Create a skills and competence pathway model to demonstrate how an individual can become trade qualified through an apprenticeship.
  • Deliver 50 Level 2 NVQ in Formwork Erector/Striker
  • 300 Level 2 NVQ in a RC Frame Sector related occupation
  • Develop a Sector Specific skills training and competence assessment pathway model 
  • Create 20 job opportunities for new entrants to the sector.

01 Aug 2016

31 Jan 2018

End of project summary

The project finished in March 2018. 

99 people from 6 companies achieved NVQ Level 2 qualifications: 85 were in reinforced concrete frame related occupations and 14 formwork erector and striker.  All of the newly qualified workers have upgraded their CSCS cards. 

41 new apprenticeships were started. 

A booklet entitled ‘The Reinforced Concrete Frame Operational Skills Pathway', aimed at 11-18 year olds, has been produced with over 1000 printed booklets and 250 posters distributed through CONSTRUCT members.  The project experienced some difficulties and underspent by £123k.