The ICM T-Levels Commitment

The Institute of Construction Management [ICM] is an Apprenticeship Intermediary Ambassador Organisation* working in partnership and collaboration with the National Skills Academy and will support Construction Employers in the delivery of appropriate training provision to their Apprentices in the following main topic areas:

knowledge of:

► Construction (Design and Management) Regulations [CDM]

► Work at Height Regulations [WaH]

► Confined Spaces Regulations

► Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations [PUWER]

► Lifting Operation and Lifting Equipment Regulations [LOLER]

► Site Safety Awareness and Induction [ISSC - " I'm Site Safe Certification " ]

and provision of:

► auto Professional Career Path Registration [PCPR] onto the multi-level National CDM Competence Registry™®2018

The ICM understands that an apprenticeship is a job with training and will engage closely with the Employer of the Apprentice throughout the period of the apprenticeship to monitor and audit compliance with this first principal.  Through their apprenticeship, apprentices will gain the technical knowledge, practical experience and wider skills and behaviours they need for their immediate job and future career.  The apprentice gains this through formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practise these new skills in a real work environment.

In every case ICM will discuss and liaise initially with the Employer to ensure the job has a productive purpose that will provide the apprentice with the opportunity to embed and consolidate the knowledge, skills and behaviours gained through the apprenticeship. The ICM will appropriately and periodically monitor and audit the job through the period of the apprenticeship to the end point and will ensue appropriate assessment, certification and ongoing support is offered.

ICM will conduct an initial assessment of the apprentice’s abilities in line with the proposed apprenticeship.  The initial assessment is designed to show that the individual requires significant new knowledge, skills and behaviours to be occupationally competent in the job role.

ICM and the employer will initially establish satisfaction that the apprenticeship is the most appropriate training programme for the individual; that the training programme aligns to an approved apprenticeship at the most appropriate level and recognition of any prior learning will be undertaken during the initial assessment.

ICM must initially be entirely satisfied that the employer will provide the apprentice with appropriate support and supervision to carry out their job role and their apprenticeship and will, throughout the period of the apprenticeship and ICM training, monitor and audit the level of employer support.

ICM must have evidence that the apprentice has an apprenticeship agreement with their employer at the start of, and throughout, their apprenticeship.

ICM will deliver the off-the-job training statutory requirement for an English apprenticeship.  ICM will provide the off-the-job training to the apprentice, during the apprentice’s normal working hours, for the purpose of achieving the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the approved apprenticeship referenced in the apprenticeship agreement.

ICM off-the-job training will be directly relevant to the apprenticeship and will include a broad mix of teaching of theory through lectures, role playing, simulation exercises, online learning, blended learning, and (where appropriate) manufacturer training applicable to MMC [Modern Methods of Construction and off-site fabrication], practical training, shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, and participation in competitions, and learning support by industry experts and time spent writing assessments/assignments.

ICM and the employer will decide how the off-the-job training is delivered.  If appropriate ICM will include training that is delivered at the apprentice’s normal place of work.  ICM will also include facility for regular day release, block release and special training days/workshops.

This Commitment will be reviewed regularly and updated to meet statutory requirements.

Director of Education and Training ─ February 2020


  • * The Apprenticeship Intermediary Service is a centralised support service delivered by NSAR in partnership with the Education and Skills Funding Agency [ESFA] to help Local Enterprise Partnerships [LEPs] and other small business intermediaries throughout England understand the recent changes to apprenticeships and how this impacts smaller employers. The ICM are working in partnership with NSAR as an Intermediary Ambassador Organisation to provide a conduit of practical advice and support to employers in the construction sector preparing for the changes in March 2020.
  • There are over 2,000,000 smaller employers in England and from January 2020, they have a choice in the way they engage with apprenticeships. The Government has a vision to improve the quality of apprenticeships and ensure they work for businesses of all sizes. That's why at the beginning of 2020 Government opened up the apprenticeship service for all businesses, not just the large ones. This change will allow smaller employers, who do not pay the apprenticeship levy, to make more informed decisions when it comes to apprenticeships, ensuring they are doing what's best for their business.

The ICM is working in collaboration with the National Skills Academy NSAR, the Education and Skills Funding Agency ESFA, Construction Industry Training Board CITB, and with several industry collaborations with national innovation hubs and such as CIRIA the Construction Industry Research and Information Association ─ the ICM brings its focus on the support that can be relied upon when competence is protected ...

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