Skills Framework- Groundworker

Overview

Groundworkers and plant operators ensure sites are prepared prior and during the house building process. Every plot and dwelling on the development needs to have adequate foundations, drainage, water and electrical connections and it is a groundworkers role to ensure the infrastructure to a building site is complete. Driveways, paths and roads are also the responsibility of the groundworkers.

For more information on what specific units of training you will need to become a groundworker or groundworker supervisor click here.

To access and download a pdf of the groundworker framework click here. 

Mandatory for Groundworkers and Groundworker Supervisors

Unit of training

CITB training standard Optional Provider Accreditor Average course cost CITB grant value
Hazards & Controls Hazards and controls associated with the home building sector (GET1448) Hamilton Deed CITB £150 £30
Confined Spaces Confined spaces in construction introduction (GET0003) Various CITB £170 £30
Street works operative

New roads and street works act operative (GET0011)

Various CITB £650 £120
Abrasive wheels Abrasive wheels storage, transport, dressing and mounting (GET0007) Various CITB £80 £30
Excavation support - timber (optional) In development TBC TBC TBC TBC
Excavation support - hydraulic (optional) In development TBC TBC TBC TBC
Health and safety awareness for operatives Introduction to health and safety in construction (GET0025) Various CITB £130 £30
Asbestos Awareness Asbestos awareness (GET0096) Various CITB £80 £30

 Mandatory for Groundworker Supervisors

Unit of Training CITB training standard Optional Provider Accreditor Average course cost CITB grant value
Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)/ IOSH or equivalent Health & Safety in construction site supervision  Various CITB £300 £70 (automatic grant) 
First Aid First aid (CITB-registered levy-exempt employers only) (GET0026) Various CITB £130 £70
Temporary works coordinator Temporary works coordinator (GET0015) Various CITB £350 £70
SEATS/IEMA Introduction to environmental awareness in construction training (GET0701) Various CITB £150 £30

 

Mandatory for Groundworkers and Groundworker Supervisors

Unit of training CITB training standard Optional provider Accreditor Average course cost CITB grant value
Dimensional positioning & site levelling In development TBC TBC TBC TBC
Groundworks & foundations awareness In development TBC TBC TBC TBC
Defects Prevention Introduction Defects prevention introduction (GET1445) Various CITB £150 £30

 

Mandatory for Groundworkers

Unit of training CITB training standard Optional provider Accreditor Average course cost CITB grant value
L2 NVQ Dip in Groundwork N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Mandatory for Groundworker Supervisors

Unit of training CITB training standard Optional provider Accreditor Average course cost CITB grant value
Software & hardware skills N/A Various N/A £150 N/A
Compiling site programmes Develop and maintain a home build programme (GET1871) Hamilton Deed CITB £150 £30
Costings & Finance In development TBC  TBC  TBC TBC
Awareness (Optional) Building Information Modelling (BIM) Introduction (GET0031) Various CITB £150 £30

 

Mandatory for Groundworkers and Groundworker Supervisors

Unit of training CITB training standard Optional Provider Accreditor Average course cost CITB grant value
Understanding drawings & specs Interpreting plans and drawings (GET1873) NHBC CITB £150 £30

 

 

Mandatory for Groundwork Supervisors

Unit of training CITB training standard Optional provider Accreditor Average course cost CITB grant value

Managing Teams

Managing Meetings

Assertiveness

Handover

Sales

Customer Service

Managing Performance

Home build site management (GET1869) or Develop and maintain a home build programme (GET1871)

               
Hamilton Deed       CITB       £130 per training standard       £30 per training standard      

Mandatory for Groundwork Supervisors

Unit of Training CITB training standard Course trainer Accreditor Average course cost CITB grant value

Roles & responsibilities

Conflict resolutions

Motivating Others

Home build site management (GET1869) Hamilton Deed CITB £130 £30