Bricklaying is a core function within the construction sector, particularly the house building sector. Bricklayers lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects.
The Government has a target to build significantly more new homes over the coming years. This has increased significantly the residential development in both the Wakefield District and the wider region. This has increased the demand for bricklayers.
Successful completion of this course leads to qualified bricklayer status.
What you will study
This apprenticeship standard will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be a qualified bricklayer.
Whilst there is no mandatory on-programme assessment in relation to the Bricklayer standard, this programme will follow the recommended training specification of the City and Guilds Level 2 qualifications for both knowledge and competence.
This will enable you to develop knowledge and skills that will include:
• Health and safety
• Customer Service
• Masonry structures
• Radial and battered brickwork
• Feature and reinforced brickwork
• Building technology
Whilst developing behaviours suitable required by a bricklayer.
Where a level 2 qualification in English and Maths is not held on entry, you will be required to:
• Study and achieve level 1 English and level 1 Maths (this could be GCSE, Functional Skills or other).
• Study and take the assessment for level 2 English and level 2 Maths assessments (this could be GCSE, Functional Skills or other).
How you will learn
To supplement development as a bricklayer in the work place you will attend college on a day release basis and learn through tutor led classroom and workshop sessions. Moodle resources will also be used to support self- study.
Throughout the training period both college lecturers/assessors and your employer representative will complete progress reviews. When both your employer and the college consider you competent in all the knowledge, skills and behaviours you will be entered in for the End Point Assessment.
This is a three-part independent assessment:
1. Knowledge assessment, a multiple-choice exam
2. Skills assessment, 3 simulated practical tasks
3. Oral assessment, 15 questions
Successful assessments are graded pass/merit/distinction
Following overall consideration of the skills required by this standard, entry requirements will be determined by the employer.
Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Standard for Site Carpentry. This is available at Wakefield College.
On completion of this Apprenticeship, you will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level.