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Brickwork - Level 2 Apprenticeship at Middlesbrough College

Course description

Apprenticeships allow 16+ year olds to start work and earn a wage, while learning new skills that lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes Apprentices through the skills needed to do a job well. Most of an Apprentice's training takes place on the job but they will also have to complete off-the-job training within College. This Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Brickwork provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in Brickwork to demonstrate their competence, usually dictated by the type of work undertaken on site. You will study theory and practical sessions in: General Core Units: Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace. Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace. Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace. The Apprentice National Minimum Wage applies to all 16 to 18 year old Apprentices and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. If the Apprentice is aged 19 and / or has completed the first year of their Apprenticeship, the employer must pay the National Minimum Wage appropriate for their age. A breakdown of wage rates is available on the GOV.UK website.

Course content

Erecting Masonry Structures in the Workplace. Setting Out Masonry Structures in the Workplace. Placing and finishing Non-Specialist Concrete in the Workplace. Repairing and Maintaining Masonry Structures in the Workplace. Installing Drainage in the Workplace.

Entry requirements

Must be employed as a Bricklayer (evidence required). Interview and initial assessments. "If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme."


Site based evidence portfolio and knowledge question papers.

Future opportunities

Achievement of this qualification will provide opportunities to progress to further qualifications and training such as Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Bricklaying. Level 3 NVQ Diploma Occupational Work Supervision.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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