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Bricklaying Apprenticeships at Bridgwater College

Course description

This course is for young people who wish to become a bricklayer and work in the construction industry.

The Bridgwater College Construction Centre is a dedicated facility for construction craft training in bricklaying, plumbing, electrical installation and wood occupations. The College is well equipped with a huge range of construction materials and components for student use. The classrooms have well-appointed computer facilities which enhance the workshops, providing a link between practical and knowledge aspects of the course.

Course content

Currently Intermidiate and Advanced Apprenticeships are offered in Bricklaying. Students follow the apprenticeship programme on a day release basis, currently two days per week in Year 1 and one day per week in Year 2.

The course is split into units. You will need seven units to get an NVQ Level 2 but much of this work will be covered in the first year.

Entry requirements

GCSEs in the A* – E range or an equivalent qualification. Plus a inital assessment at Level 2 or above.


An important aspect of the course is that you need to have employment with a company, as the work you produce on site will count as evidence towards your NVQ qualification and you will not have to repeat it at College. Underpinning knowledge is assessed via externally set test papers and a multiple choice Health and Safety test that is externally set by the awarding body.

Functional skills are assessed by a portfolio of evidence, and external multiple-choice examination papers (exemptions may apply).

Future opportunities

The most obvious route would be to try for an NVQ Level 3 Bricklaying which, together with Functional Skills to Level 2, comprises an Advanced Apprenticeship qualification.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 February 2016

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