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Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Brickwork & Trowel Occupations

An apprenticeship in brickwork will help develop your employability skills and give you valuable on the job experience of working on an on-site setting.
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  • Subject Area: Apprenticeships - Construction / Construction - Bricklaying
  • Mode: Work Based Learning
  • Campus: Weybridge
  • About this course

    Apprenticeships are a popular choice for people aged 16 or above, looking for on the job training and the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

    An apprenticeship in brickwork will help develop your employability skills and give you valuable on the job experience of working on an on-site setting. You will need to work in a construction environment, working a minimum of 30 hours per week (including training time).

    Apprentices will need to have a contract of employment. Apprenticeship vacancies can be found at

    Job Role

    You will be working on-site gaining skills in block work, trowelling, laying bricks and masonry.

    Course Details

    What will the course involve?

    To gain the full apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:

    • Level 2 NVQ in Brickwork
    • Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork
    • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
    • Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths and English
    • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

    Mandatory units include:

    • Conforming to general health and safety in the workplace
    • Erecting masonry structures in the workplace
    • Conforming to productive practices in the workplace
    • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
    • Setting out masonry structures in the workplace

    Optional units can include:

    • Maintaining slate and tile roofing
    • Installing drainage in the workplace
    • Repairing and maintaining masonry structures in the workplace

    Entry Requirements

    What qualifications will I need?

    You must have a Grade D or above GCSE in Maths and English Language (or grade 3 or above in the grading scheme) before starting the course or equivalent.

    You will need to demonstrate an interest in working in the construction sector. All applicants for apprenticeship training will be required to attend an interview and undertake initial assessments.


    How will I be assessed?

    You will attend day release at college one day a week over two academic years. You will be assessed in the workplace by an assessor through a portfolio of evidence. During your assessments targets will be set to ensure that you complete your apprenticeship on time.

    If you have achieved Grade C or above in Maths and English (or Grade 4 or above on the new grading scheme), you will not be required to undertake Functional Skills.

    If you have achieved less than these grades, you will be required to achieve a minimum Level 1 Functional Skills prior to or during the apprenticeship. These will be assessed through external examinations and workshops.


    Next Steps

    On completion of this course job roles include, royal engineer, bricklayer or craft mason. Bricklayer typical starting salary: £15,000.

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