Reference Quantity: ST0461

Particulars of ordinary

Occupational profile

Formwork is internationally recognised as an progressive method that’s used to type concrete buildings throughout all the infrastructure, from developing roads, rail, bridges, underground buildings to high-rise concrete buildings.

Concrete expertise has developed considerably over the previous 50 years and continues to take action, with buildings being fashioned stronger, vaster and spanning wider. This has solely been achieved by the continued utility of latest formwork strategies.

Formworkers contribute to the development of initiatives by the preparation, set up and high quality administration of all levels of the formwork and falsework course of. Making ready falsework that gives non permanent assist buildings for types and undertake formwork. This consists of producing panels and fittings that mould to type a desired form with concrete, equivalent to slabs, assist beams, columns and partitions. They’re concerned in all the envelope of the development business: together with all the main over floor and underground initiatives throughout the UK equivalent to Thameslink, Tideway, HS2, Battersea Energy Station, Manchester Tram System, A14, Glasgow Faculty of Artwork and Hinkley Level. The abilities gained can be utilized world-wide and can be a stepping stone to in your profession i.e. supervisory and administration roles.

Necessities: Information, expertise and behavior (KSBs)

A reliable Formworker, on completion of the Apprenticeship Customary, will meet the next necessities, a few of that are transferable throughout Development Sector:


Understanding of

Well being, Security and Atmosphere

The ideas of well being, security and welfare and the way it should be utilized in relation to work and others and their tasks beneath present laws, (together with the Well being and Security at Work Act 1974; Provision and Use of Office Tools 1998; Handbook Dealing with Operation Laws 1992) and official steerage to when finishing up formwork actions, together with secure erection, use and dismantling of falsework

The totally different and secure strategies required to maneuver, deal with and retailer assets and the way danger assessments, strategies statements and producers’ steerage relate to their actions


The right way to talk with others and observe organisational procedures to evolve to productive work practices

Impacts that poor communication might have on the general course of and the way using communication accurately would enhance teamwork.

Planning, getting ready and organising work

The fabric utility related in accordance with the contract specification and planning the sequence of works concerned with different development trades. The right way to interpret and produce constructing info and use of related tools to supply drawings accurately.


The right way to type, assemble restore, erect and strike formwork and is conscious of the totally different formwork techniques together with conventional and proprietary and their functions.

The ideas of constructing strategies and development expertise, several types of constructing buildings and their impression on their vitality effectivity ranges.

Comprehends the right way to use and preserve hand instruments, energy instruments and ancillary tools and is ready to interpret/ apply info from drawings and specs


The flexibility to


Talk in a transparent and applicable method (verbal, written, physique language). Adjusts communication to swimsuit totally different conditions, people or groups.

Well being, Security and Atmosphere

Apply common office well being, security and welfare necessities when enterprise development formworking/falseworking actions.

Observe secure working strategies for transferring, lifting and dealing with conventional and proprietary formwork system; which is able to embody working at heights and utilizing entry tools.

Planning, getting ready and organising works

Exhibit information of planning and capable of undertake totally different strategies of development used to construct buildings productively. Competent to learn, interpret and apply info from drawings, specs and development info.

Takes possession of allotted initiatives and successfully manages personal time.

Constructing Relationship

Use a spread of strategies used to speak office necessities successfully and show how key personnel ought to talk successfully inside a workforce.


Kind and assemble horizontal and vertical formwork as per design drawings and restore, erect and strike formworking.

Erect, Strike formwork/ falsework and its elements for a spread of functions together with wall, slabs/bases, columns, beams and precast models to assist concrete.

Competent to soundly use, retailer and preserve hand instruments, energy instruments and ancillary tools.


What’s required


Reveals willingness to regulate their method to assist organisation and people to handle their totally different priorities as conditions change.

Self- administration

Is proactive and takes possession of assigned duties and successfully manages personal time.

Logically thinks utilizing clear and legitimate reasoning when making choice to undertake the work instruction

Works successfully with others and completes work in a dependable and productive method.

Well being, Security and Atmosphere

Promotes and applies secure, wholesome and environmental working strategies      and requirements

Ensures private wellbeing and others security, find a way to withstand pressures to work following unsafe practices when placing / erecting formwork / falsework and taking clear duty for completion of their very own work.

Constructing Relationship

Actively seeks to construct good and sustainable relationships with work colleagues.

Constantly goals to assist people and co-operate to attain outcomes as a part of a workforce.


Applies equality, variety and inclusion when working/speaking respectfully in workforce and with different trades.

Private improvement

Takes possession of their very own improvement by assessing their very own expertise, qualities and set objectives to maximise their potential.


It’s anticipated that candidates will sometimes full the Apprenticeship inside 18 to 24 months, relying on prior {qualifications} and related work expertise.


Apprentices with out Stage 1 English and Maths might want to obtain this stage throughout the apprenticeship and take the check for Stage 2 English and Maths previous to taking finish level evaluation. People enterprise this normal will obtain the Stage 2 NVQ Diploma in Formworking.

Overview date

The usual might be reviewed after a most of three years.

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