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Bricklayer Level 2 Standard


Approx. duration: 24 months

Start date: September and January

Attendance: One day a week at the Rural campus

Entry Requirements:

  • Individual employers will set their selection criteria for applicants
  • Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a                 week and have a contract of employment
  • Entry into the Apprenticeship is subject to a thorough skills scan               assessment to clarify course suitability
  • Apprentices must achieve Functional Skills Level 1 in English                     and/or Maths if they have a GCSE grade below Grade 2 or E.                     Additionally, they should demonstrate a commitment to working               towards and completing the Level 2 exam before reaching the                   End-point assessment
  • Apprentices who have already achieved GCSE grade 2 or                           Functional Level 1 in English and/or Maths will need to                                 demonstrate a willingness to work towards and successfully                     complete the Level 2 exam prior to the End-point assessment

On programme learning: 

  • Bricklaying Standard
  • English and Maths (if required) Level 2

End Point Assessment:

Delivered by City and Guilds


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

Course Summary:

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer.

Bricklaying is a core function within the construction sector, particularly the house building sector.  This occupation is found in both the new build and refurbishment sectors of the construction industry. Projects vary in size, scale, and duration, ranging from the repair of a garden wall to new build housing and large-scale commercial projects such as office blocks, hospitals and retail developments. Employers and contractors of bricklayers vary in size from small, local family building companies to major home builders and commercial contractors. Bricklayers sometimes choose to specialise in certain types of projects and go on to become masters in their field. Examples include refurbishment work, new build homes or commercial works.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for creating a high-quality product which meets standards, specifications and design plans. They are expected to do this with due regard to all safety aspects involved with working on a construction site, ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others at all times. With sustainable construction at the forefront of all projects, it is expected they would give consideration to the environment and sustainability of materials, waste awareness and recycling.

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