This qualification is aimed at those who are involved in assembling, installing and subsequently removing formwork for use in the construction of complex structures. It is not expected that candidates working in this industry all do the same activities; the qualification is structured to ensure that there is a high degree of flexibility while still meeting
the requirements of the qualification units. The qualification requires candidates to prove they have the skills and knowledge to work with timber and proprietary formwork systems and to erect and strike proprietary formwork systems to given working instructions for at least one of the following: climbing, jumping, slip form, panel systems or soldiers and/or wallings. Additionally candidates must be competent to erect and strike timber formwork to given working instructions for at least two of the following: walls, columns, beams, soffits, bases.
All work must be completed in accordance with legislation, health and safety guidelines and meet the organisational
requirements. The qualification has been developed in a way that will allow employees from companies of all sizes and specialisms equal opportunity to complete. The standards cover the most important aspects of the job.
This qualification is at Level 3, although some units may be at different levels. Level 3 qualifications are primarily aimed at those who are fully trained and experienced in a wide range of roles that may involve decision making, quality checks, work planning and supporting others.
There is a Formwork Level 2 qualification available through GQA for those whose activities in Formwork do not require them to work on complex structures.
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