General Construction Operations

Level 2
14 Months

Construction Operatives carry out practical tasks that help skilled construction workers; this may include digging trenches, mixing and laying concrete, operating machinery, using equipment such as cement mixers, drills and pumps, and move, load and unload materials. The work can also involve driving construction site vehicles. Operatives are often responsible for keeping the site tidy and looking after tools and equipment. Also following instructions from skilled workers forms an important part of the work.

Who is this suitable for?

This course is designed for both new apprentices moving into a general construction operative’s role on a construction site or for existing employees wishing to up-skill and gain recognition for their skills and knowledge.

What will apprentices learn?

This programme covers the following subject areas:

  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
  • Installing, Maintaining and removing work protection and safety equipment in the workplace
  • Pouring concrete to form structures in the workplace
  • Preparing and operating powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment in the workplace.Health & Safety  and welfare

Geason Training’s flexible delivery and dedicated support

Once the learners are enrolled on the programme, they will be assigned a Skills Trainer together with support from a Student Engagement Coach and English and Maths tutor where required. Our apprenticeships are delivered using various proven learning methods:

  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Shadowing appropriate managers
  • Online learning e.g. webinars/blended learning via Smart Assessor
  • Teaching of theory – lectures/power point presentations
  • Workplace observations and practical tuition
  • Skills Development Workshops (Monthly or Block Release to suit your requirements)
  • Technical Briefings e.g. new equipment or technologies
  • Project work, simulated exercises and roleplay
  • Career planning
  • Master Classes

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year established2005year established
number of clients791number of clients
apprentices on programmes685apprentices on programmes
NVQ learners on programmes929NVQ learners on programmes

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