Scaffolding – Employers

Are you an employer interested in hiring a scaffolding apprentice? Apprenticeships provide a great talent pipeline for skilled, loyal employees and can help develop your business.


This apprenticeship is delivered over a 2-year programme.

Your apprentice will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Scaffolding.

The off-the-job training begins with a 3 week module in the Training Centre, the Apprentice then returns to their Employer for 18 weeks before returning for the 2nd and 3rd Modules of the programme.

The structure of the programme is as follows:

Year One will consist of 3 Off the Job phases which will be Phase 1 – 3 Weeks, Phase 2 – 4 weeks and Phase 3 – 3 Weeks, a total of 10 Weeks. Year 2 will consist of 3 Off the Job phases also, Phase 4 – 4 Weeks, Phase 5 – 3 Weeks and Phase 6 – 4 Weeks which is the final Capstone Module. Dates of each phase will be provided at induction.

There is an Apprenticeship Code of Practice which employers commit to and which sets out your obligations as an apprentice employer.

You are responsible for on-the-job training of apprentices; and each programme includes guidelines on the content and structure of this training. To employ apprentices, you need to be approved as a National Apprenticeship Employer.

To become an Approved SOLAS Employer please complete the form below to register your interest.

To find out more about this apprenticeship, please complete the form below or contact:

Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board
Yvonne Kearney
National Construction Training Centre
Mount Lucas
Co. Offaly
R35 XW10
Tel: 057 9362615 / 087 1346261


Mission Statement

The National Construction Training Centre at Mount Lucas is dedicated to train, develop and upskill the competencies for both Construction machine operators and construction operatives that will enable trainees to develop a career within the Construction Industry. This is achieved through a positive working relationship between the Instructor and the trainee in a fully simulated working environment on site at Mount Lucas.