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Part-time Level 1 Site Operatives Training Programme

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Part-time Level 1 Site Operatives Training ProgrammeAvailable for Enquiries
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Course Details
Location Thornes Park Campus
Location Castleford Campus
Level Level 1
Start Date September, March
Duration 14 weeks
Time of Day Day
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body NOCN and City & Guilds
Offering Code AWL1HAS1D000
Progression within Wakefield College Yes
Residential No
Day Trips No
Opportunity for Placement Yes
Mandatory Placement No
Course Overview

The aim of this programme is to develop the knowledge, skills behaviours, and attitudes that an individual requires to start a career in the construction sector as a site operative. The expectation of the programme is that it will support progression to level 2.

This programme will aim to develop the knowledge, skills, behaviours, and attitudes required by those working as general site operatives within the sector. Progression to level 2 will address specialism.

What you will Study

This programme of study has been aligned to apprenticeship standards and as such will develop knowledge , skills and behaviours that are required by the sector but also support progression to a level 2 apprenticeship standard.

These include:


K1      Workplace health, safety, and welfare legislation requirements.
K2       Noise Hazards associated with the workplace and the reporting of them in accordance with organisational procedures
K3       Use of PPE
K4       Electrical Hazards associated with the workplace and the reporting of them in accordance with organisational            procedures.
K5       Chemical Hazards associated with the workplace and the reporting of incidents in accordance with organisational            procedures.
K6      Biological Hazards associated with the workplace and the reporting of incidents in accordance with organisational           procedures
K7      Manual Handling Hazards associated with the workplace and the reporting of the in accordance with organisational           procedures
K8      Slip and trip hazards associated with the workplace and the reporting of them in accordance with organisational           procedures.
K9      Safe working at height
K10    Drug and alcohol awareness


S1     Work effectively and safely within a team environment, cooperating and supporting team members when required.
S2     Communicate effectively using oral and written communication methods.
S3     Use own time effectively to consistently complete work on time to agreed programmes.
S4     Identify and locate underground services to avoid strikes and loss of service.
S5     Operate powered tools such as disc cutters and compaction plates.
S6     Carry out safely excavation in hard material.
S7      Mix and place concrete for small scale surface reinstatement
S8      Prepare and lay granular paths
S9     Prepare and lay paving slabs
S10    Prepare and lay block paving
S11    Lay brickwork to support the raising of ironwork and other small-scale substructure works.

Behaviours and attitudes

B1      Health and Safety-first attitude - Is aware of the importance of following procedures and following guidance of senior members of the team due to the many risks and hazards present in the work environment and acts in accordance with H & S requirements, constantly evaluating the operation for hazards and takes appropriate actions whilst following safe systems of work, avoids taking short cuts that may increase risks.
B2      Working effectively - Undertakes the work in a reliable and productive manner.
B3      Attitude and discipline - Adopts a professional approach to the work and to colleagues and clients and show professionalism whilst being polite and courteousto peers, managers, clients, public and others, questions and challenge others when procedures are not being followed.
B4       Maintain good working relationships when conforming to productive working Practices. Teamwork and independent working - Working and engaging collaboratively and effectively with co-workers of different occupations to achieve requisite results safely and efficiently and safe working

How you will Learn The delivery of this programme will be in an environment that simulates the conditions of a construction site and with this theory will be introduced in the classroom environment but embedded whilst carrying out practical activity.
How you will be Assessed Practical assessments will be continuous over the 14 week period; with theory assessments in relation to Health and Safety taking place in the 14th week.
Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
Attendance Expectations

The guided learning hours for this programme of study are expected to be 105 hours with total qualification time of 130 hours.

The delivery will be one day per week over a 14-week period.

Friday is expected to be the day of attendance.

How to Apply

Please complete part-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact Suzanne Black on or 01924 789437.

Alternatively, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

Course Groups (W) Vocational Course
Subject Area (W) Construction & Civil Engineering
Client Group (W) 19+
Search Ref (W) 59555
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Information last amended: 15 June 2022 11:13

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