How to Become a Scaffolder

Scaffolding is a great career opportunity, especially for young people who are fit and able-bodied. There are many opportunities throughout the UK for qualified scaffolders who have experience in different types of construction. If you are considering a career in construction, consider scaffolding.

In order to become a competent scaffolder, you will need to get some experience. There are no set ways to do this. You could begin working on a site as a scaffolding labourer to see what the work is like, and from there, explore the options for training as a scaffolder.

An apprenticeship is one of the best ways into the industry. You will undertake an 11-week training programme over a 2 year period. You will earn a Construction Diploma Level 2, an NVQ and a Functional Skills and Health and Safety qualification. Once you are an experienced scaffolder, there may be more options to take advanced courses.