The 24-month apprenticeship is to: repair, maintain, modify, inspect, test, install and assemble lifting equipment to ensure its suitability and safety for a continued period of service.
The apprenticeship says that applicable equipment ranges from hoists used to lift lighting rigs at concerts to chain hoists on construction sites. Industries covered include car plants, aircraft manufacturing organisations, ship building, yacht building, food processing, warehousing and general engineering facilities.
Companies involved in developing the apprenticeship are: Catena Inspections & Engineering Services, Calibrations Engineering Services, Southern Cranes, Lift Turn Move, Rigging Services, CERTEX, SWL, GT Lifting Gear, Allianz UK, Checkmate, Rigging Services, Gap Group, First Integrated and MOD Army.
More details about the apprenticeship are available in the link below.
Apprentices are assessed at the end of an apprenticeship in an end point assessment (EPA), which is essentially a set of theoretical and practical assessments for the apprentice to show what they have learned over that period, their skills on the shop floor and to demonstrate their ability to undertake what was covered in the apprenticeship. This ensures that the apprentice is ready to progress at the end of the training. It requires an independent organisation to be involved in the EPA of each apprentice so that all apprentices following the same standard are assessed consistently. Only organisations on the register of EPA organisations are eligible to conduct independent end point assessment of apprentices, says LEEA.
The final element is sourcing training providers who are able to deliver apprenticeships in England.