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Bricklaying Apprenticeship Standard Level 2

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Brick­lay­ers lay bricks, blocks and oth­er types of build­ing com­po­nents in mor­tar to con­struct and repair walls, foun­da­tions, par­ti­tions, arch­es and oth­er struc­tures e.g 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 group may work on a par­tic­u­lar sec­tion of a build­ing along­side oth­er brick­lay­ing groups as well as oth­er trades.


What Does The Pro­gramme Include

You will be employed as an appren­tice for at least 30 hours a week. You will have a work­place men­tor or super­vi­sor who will be respon­si­ble for your train­ing and wel­fare at work. You will attend col­lege for work­shop ses­sions as required.

Please call the Appren­tice­ship Team on 01780 484300 ext 390 for fur­ther information.

Entry Require­ments

Indi­vid­ual employ­ers set their own entry require­ments. How­ev­er, you will typ­i­cal­ly require 3 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above includ­ing Eng­lish and maths.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

An asses­sor will vis­it you in the work­place to assess your progress against the occu­pa­tion­al stan­dards and set SMART objectives.

Poten­tial Future Career

As a ful­ly com­pe­tent Brick­lay­er you will meet the require­ments to gain a Con­struc­tion Skills Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appro­pri­ate lev­el, and be enti­tled to join the Fed­er­a­tion of Mas­ter Builders’ con­tin­u­ous pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment (CPD) scheme for indi­vid­ual tradespeople.

Course Con­tent

You will be required to com­plete the cri­te­ria with­in the Assess­ment Plan for Skills, Knowl­edge and Behaviours.

Knowl­edge: Health and Safe­ty, Cus­tomer Ser­vice, Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Build­ings, Ener­gy Effi­cien­cy, Mate­ri­als, Alter­na­tive Con­struc­tion Tech­niques, Radi­al and Bat­tered Brick­work, Fea­ture and Rein­forced Brick­work, Fire­places and Chimneys.

Skills: Prepa­ra­tion of mate­ri­als, Safe work­ing area, Mason­ry struc­tures, Radi­al and bat­tered brick­work, Fea­ture and rein­forced brick­work, Oth­er brick­work, Build­ing technology.

Behav­iours: Pos­i­tive and mature atti­tudes, Qual­i­ty focused, Effec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion, self-moti­vat­ed learner.


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Study­ing brick­lay­ing at New Col­lege Stam­ford has broad­ened my knowl­edge and oppor­tu­ni­ties for me to progress to a suc­cess­ful career in build­ing industry.

Jordan Wallace



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