Bricklaying Apprenticeship Level 2
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
We are only accepting one application per candidate.
What will you be working towards?
A bricklaying apprenticeship is a great way to combine work and learning if you want to work in the construction trade.
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. Bricklayers lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures, such as chimney stacks.
In our workshops, you will learn to set out masonry structures and construct masonry cladding. While in the workshop you will learn to apply different external finishes including pebble dashing and plastering curved surfaces.
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.
While your practical skills are improving, it is essential that you understand the importance
of health and safety on site and safe working practices. In the building trades, good maths skills are essential and your apprenticeship will support developing these, both via a maths qualification and also by contextualised learning, for example understanding quantities, ratios and angles.
How will it be delivered?
Any student without English and maths at grade C/4 will be required to pass English and Mathematics Functional Skills Level 1 qualifications and aspire to achieve English and Mathematics Functional Skills Level 2 qualifications before they can be put forward for the end point assessment of this apprenticeship. The achievement of knowledge, skills and behaviours within the training plan whilst carrying out off-the-job training (OFTJ). The completion of a portfolio of work-based evidence.
End Point Assessment
Once all assessments are completed the apprentice will go through the final stage of the apprenticeship which will involve a multiple-choice test, one day practical test and professional discussion.
GCSE English and maths, one of these subjects needs to be grade 2 or above and the other grade 1 or above. You will also require a suitable employer.
Your next steps...
Qualified bricklayers can access a range of employers working on building sites, for housing or commericial development companies or setting up their own businesses.