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Brickwork Intermediate Apprenticeship at Derby College

Course description

This course meets the needs of learners who have gained an apprenticeship position in trowel trades (bricklaying).  It allows them to learn, develop and practise the skills required for their employment.  It also contributes knowledge and understanding towards the related Diploma in Trowel Occupations, which involves further brickwork understanding. 

This course is delivered in conjunction with the apprentice's employer and support is given to ensure specific training is available to meet all needs.

Course content

  • City and Guilds Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Level 2) (Bricklaying)
  • NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Level 2) (Bricklaying)

plus Functional Skills English and maths at Level 1

Entry requirements

You should have gained employment as an apprentice with a construction or building company.  GCSE grade D or above in English and Maths, a Pass or above in a Construction-based course or an equivalent qualification are desirable, although not always required.  You will  undertake a skills test in literacy and numeracy.

A commitment to your own learning and performance in a working environment is essential.


You will be assessed by completing College-based practical and theory assessments as you work towards your full apprenticeship programme.  You will also build an NVQ portfolio of evidence on your site-based experience.  You will be visited by your allocated assessor at your place of work and discussions with your employer will form supportive evidence of your achievements.

You will undertake tests in literacy and numeracy as part of your apprenticeship framework.

Financial information

You need safety boots and Personal Protective Equipment, such as a hard hat and overalls.

Future opportunities

You can progress to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations (Bricklaying) providing you pass your:

  • Main programme with a minimum of a Credit grade
  • GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 January 2016