Tunnelling Operative

  • Anywhere
  • Current Funding Band: £12,000

Building the underground tunnels needed for services such as rail lines and water works.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard



Typical length

18 months

Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Current funding band



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What apprentices will learn

  • preparing sites for tunnelling work
  • organising the delivery and storage of equipment
  • making sure the correct materials are available for a team to start work
  • operating equipment, tools and machinery


Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve the level 2 NVQ diploma in tunnelling operations
  • achieve level 2 English, and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)

Professional registration

None specified.

End-Point Assessment

Organisation Phone Number Email
QFI 07710 427643

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.

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