Bricklaying – Level 2 Apprenticeship

Study Area: Apprenticeships
Duration: 24-30 months
Attendance: Part Time

Course Overview

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.

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.

ENGLISH AND MATHS

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.

LINK TO PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

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.

Start Date

Various Start Dates

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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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.

Assessment Methods

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

Course Fees

An employer contribution may apply for apprentices that are 19 plus. No contribution applies for 16-18 year olds in most cases.

Bricklaying – Level 2 Apprenticeship

Study Area: Apprenticeships
Duration: 24-30 months
Attendance: Part Time
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