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Apprenticeship Framework in Bricklaying - NVQ Level 2/3


The Apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations is for those learners who are interested in Bricklaying as a career. The majority of the training will be done in the workplace.


As an Apprentice Bricklayer your job role will have very specific requirements such as building basic to complex structures such as arches and chimneys which is completed on site as part of your NVQ. You will be supported by very experienced builders who will guide you through the trade requirements and standards.

A dedicated work based assessor from the College will visit you regularly to assist you in building a portfolio of evidence which is the NVQ aspect of the course.

As part of the qualification, you will be required to attend the College for one day a week to complete the technical aspect of the trade as well as the Functional Skills element of the qualification. As part of your day in College, you will work through a model booklet which will count towards your diploma. 

Failure to complete all 3 elements of the apprenticeship framework (NVQ, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills) will mean candidates will not gain the full qualification. Support will be available to all candidates in achieving all 3 elements of the apprenticeship framework.


The Technical Certificate and Functional Skills are delivered at college. NVQ Portfolio in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

All applicants will be interviewed and assessed for suitability by a Training Officer. Applicants will be expected to be in relevant employment with the support of an employer who can offer work that supports NVQ completion.

Interview Process

Interview with the Training Officer

Questions & Answers

How is the course assessed?

Assessment takes place in the college workshops and out on site by a qualified assessor.

Are there any opportunities for progression?

On completion of your Apprenticeship you can move on to the Advanced Apprenticeship or into industry and employment if you have completed your advanced qualification.

Functional Skills



Before Enrolment

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During Your Study

Before enrolment you will be asked to attend an interview with a Training Officer and complete a Basic Key Skills assessment. The results of this will be used to determine the level of support you will require to complete your framework successfully.

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Course details

  • Attendance: Part-time (day)
  • Start Date: Various
  • Hours per week: 8 hours per day
  • Days: Monday Wednesday
  • Start Time: 8.30 am
  • End Time: 5.00 pm
  • Course Fees: No fees payable for learners aged 16-18. For applicants over 18, please contact us for more information
  • Venue: Calderdale College
  • Faculty: Construction & Technology
  • Department Manager: Andrew Barnes


  • Level: Level 2, Level 3
  • Qualification Name: CITB NVQ L2&3 Diploma in Bricklaying - C&G L2&3 Diploma in Bricklaying
  • Awarding Body: CSkills/City & Guilds

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