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Brickwork Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 at Gloucestershire College

Course description

Bricklayers build and repair walls, chimney stacks, and decorative stonework like archways. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. As a bricklayer the projects you work on can range from a house extension to a large commercial development. If you enjoy doing practical things and you are interested in construction, this could be the perfect job for you.

Course content

As a bricklayer, your work would include:

  • Measuring the work area and setting out the first rows of bricks (courses) and the damp course 
  • Mixing mortar by hand or with a mechanical mixer
  • Shaping and trimming bricks using hammers, chisels and power tools 
  • Checking that courses are straight using water or laser spirit levels and plumb lines.

To become a qualified bricklayer you will need to have:

  • Good practical skills
  • The ability to read plans
  • The ability to work in a well organised and accurate way
  • An awareness of safety issues, especially when working at heights and carrying loads
  • The ability to work as part of a team and with other tradespeople
  • A good level of fitness.

Entry requirements

To be considered for the Brickwork Level 3 apprenticeship you must complete level 2 in Brickwork and also be working at a local construction firm.

Future opportunities

Upon successfully completing your Level 3 qualification you will be able to enrol on higher level qualifications such as HNC construction or enter the work environment.

Further information

Steel toe capped shoes/boots and sturdy clothing to protect your body will be required.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gloucestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 04 April 2016
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