Bricklaying Apprenticeship Level 2 – Apprenticeship Standards

A career in the construction industry is like no other. Bricklaying is a core function within the construction sector, particularly the house building sector. The Government has a target to build significantly more new homes over the coming years and therefore the demand for bricklayers has never been higher.
Bricklayers lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures eg chimney stacks. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. The range of sites and projects that bricklayers will work on include large commercial developments, new builds in housing, alterations, extensions and restorations. A bricklayer may work one-on-one or on larger jobs where their bricklaying gang may work on a part of a building alongside other bricklaying gangs as well as other trades.
24-30 months
Mainly in the workplace
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: No formal qualifications needed

Course Info

To be able to start a bricklaying apprenticeship, you need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week and attend college one day a week.

To be able to start a bricklaying apprenticeship, you need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week and attend college one day a week.

As part of your apprenticeship, you will learn how to complete basic bricklaying tasks and work with a variety of materials. Your day to day work will include measuring work areas and setting out the first courses of bricks or blocks and how to then set up corners. You will check that they are straight using a spirit level and a line. You will learn to mix mortar and understand how to work out the quantities required, you will also need to understand the importance of Health and Safety on site.


If not already achieved, the apprentice will have to achieve Level 1 English and maths and take the test for level 2 prior to taking their end-point assessment.


On completion of this Apprenticeship, the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level.


Your training officer will guide you through your apprenticeship and plan delivery to work around you and your job role. They will visit you in the workplace to support you with your course work and evidence collection and to conduct progress reviews with you and your employer. You will still be expected to continue to work, attend college and submit work during college holidays and your training officer will still be available to you.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

All applicants will be interviewed and assessed for suitability by a Training Officer.

Entry requirements will be determined by individual employers.


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