The Scaffolding Association is again encouraging scaffolding businesses to have their say on the Scaffolder Apprenticeship

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Press Release

Published: November 15, 2022

The Scaffolding Association is again encouraging scaffolding and access businesses to have their say on whether the Scaffolder Apprenticeship is working for industry.

The Scaffolding Association is urging its members and the wider industry to complete two short surveys giving their views on the effectiveness of the scaffolder apprenticeship.

The opportunity for wider industry input usually occurs every two to three years. However, feedback collected during a review which only took place in August 2022 required the trailblazer group to further consider how to reflect the various scaffolding systems into the standard.

Accordingly, revisions had to be made and a further public consultation has been launched allowing industry to have its say on the revised content.

As before, each survey takes no more than ten minutes to complete, and feedback will help to ensure that the apprenticeship meets the training needs of scaffolding businesses. It will also allow industry to comment whether the occupation is similar or a duplicate of other apprenticeship standards.

Download the EPA Stage for the Scaffolder Apprenticeship here.

Download the Standard Stage for the Scaffolder Apprenticeship here.

Your feedback will be considered as part of the assessment process and help inform the final approval decision – a process overseen by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE).

Complete the EPA Stage Survey here.

Complete the Standard Stage Survey here.

Robert Candy, Chief Executive of the Scaffolding Association, said: “This further review within an unusually short period of time demonstrates how important it is for industry to feed into this process, particularly the EPA Stage, given that duplication with other standards is unlikely because of the specialist nature of this occupation”.

He added: “The Association will work tirelessly during the consultation period to communicate this opportunity to industry and to support businesses with their input should it be required”.

The consultation period ends on 25th November 2022.


Notes for editors

The Scaffolding Association is the UK’s largest dedicated trade association representing the Scaffolding and Access industry.

The construction sector employs 2.7millon people, contributes over £100bn to the UK economy which is 7% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Press Contact: Chris Seaton – [email protected] or 07979 531464