Key Information



Typical Duration 

24 months 

Delivery Model 

Delivery Location 

City Skills, Lissadel Street, M6 6AP 

Start Date 

W/C 02/11/2020 

Programme Summary

A Groundworker will normally work on construction and civil engineering sites. A Groundworker’s role will include preparing the site for structural buildings, and continued work throughout the project, including work required up until final completion. This work includes setting out and preparing sub-surfaces, installing drainage systems, concreting and constructing roads and pathways. 

What will you learn?

Apprentices will develop a range of knowledge, skills and behaviors required to become a successful Groundworker. These will cover the use of power tools and equipment, mixing mortar and concrete, use of setting out equipment, drainage and ducting, concreting, flagging/paving, excavation and reinstatement of ground. 

How is it delivered and assessed?

Apprentices will attend college on a day release basis at City Skills, Lissadel Street, M6 6AP. Both theory and practical sessions will be undertaken, where the technical knowledge and skills aligned to groundwork will be developed. 

Portfolio of Evidence 

A portfolio of evidence will be developed by the apprentice, with the support of the assessor. This portfolio will confirm the knowledge which has been developed, the skills which are regularly applied in the workplace, and the behaviors demonstrated to be a successful groundworker. 

Apprentices are required to undertake an end point assessment. This will be an online knowledge test followed by a series practical skills test to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviors developed over the programme. 

Mandatory Qualifications  

Functional Skills Level 2 in English (unless previously achieved) 

Functional Skills Level 2 in maths (unless previously achieved) 

Entry Requirements

English and maths at level 1 are required for this programme. 

Apprentices must be in suitable employment and have the opportunity to develop the required knowledge, skills and behaviors aligned to this apprenticeship standard. Assessments will be carried out with employers to determine suitability.