Steel Erector

Steel Erector – Level 2

Steel erectors work in the construction and engineering sectors, installing and fixing prefabricated steel girders, pipework and sections, which make up the framework of a building or structure.

What Will Be Covered:

Training will be practical using industrial equipment, tools and machinery found in the workplace.

  • Health and safety and safe working practices
  • Selection and correct use of hand tools
  • How to understand technical drawings and instructions
  • How to cut and shape steel
  • Erecting and dismantling steelwork
  • Using powered tools
  • Operating powered access equipment such as Mobile Elevated Working Platforms (MEWPS)
  • Lifting loads into position
  • How to lift components into position
  • Alignment levelling and securing of steelwork
  • Welding techniques
  • Dismantling of steel frameworks for demolition

Career Opportunities:

Steel Erectors work on a wide variety of projects large and small, including single and multi-storey office developments, housing, factory units, sports stadiums, bridges, gentries, transport, crash barriers, fire escapes etc. Steel erectors are well paid and the career may lead to worldwide travel.

Entry requirements:

English & Maths Level 2

Additional study:

If you do not hold the relevant GCSE’s you will need to complete the Function Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship. You will also cover topics relating to Employer Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning, Thinking and Skills.

Location and Assessor Frequency:

Block learning at NETA will be off-the-job and based within the training Centre at NETA training. The remaining duration of the programme will be based on-site within the workplace and will be visited by a Competent Assessor on a timescale that is relevant to the Learner.


3 – 6 months

Technical Certificate:

The qualification assesses the specialist knowledge and understanding associated with welding.

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