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NOCN EPA Construction Steel Fixer

This NOCN EPA will assess the competency of a Steel Fixer apprentice against the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviors specified in the Standard.

  • Reference: NOCN EPA Construction Steel Fixer
  • Level: 2

Duration: 18 Months • Funding Band: 10 • Maximum Funding: £12,000


The primary role of a steel fixer is to assemble and erect the steel components required to strengthen reinforced concrete structures such as bridges, culverts, docks, industrial plants, power stations, railway stations, reservoirs, sub-ways, water treatment, and sewerage plants. The steel fixer will typically be working as part of larger team on a construction project in which they will have responsibility for positioning, assembling and fixing of different shapes and sizes of steel rebar the correct specification and tolerances. The steel fixer will be able to interpret contract information, drawings and specifications in order to assemble and install the components correctly.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set their own selection criteria. Nationally, Apprenticeships require as a minimum English and Maths understanding and functional application at Level 1, with evidence of an attempt at Level 2 prior to entering Gateway. Employers will set the entry specification suitable for the correct level of the individual.


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