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Trowel Occupations Advanced Apprenticeship at Heart of Worcestershire College

Course description

There are 1,817,049 employees in the construction industry and there is a shortfall of approximately 40,000 skilled employees. Therefore this apprenticeship framework has been designed to help meet the skills priorities of the sector. Typically an individual who is working towards this apprenticeship framework will assume the role of a bricklayer and will complete the following tasks; working on a building site, setting out structures and carrying out complex building works.
Apprenticeships are a tested way of training either a new or existing team member. An apprenticeship will provide on-the-job training which leads to an employee gaining a nationally recognised qualification which has been developed by the Sector Skills Council. The Apprenticeship framework will include the following elements;
• Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) Level 3 Diploma (NVQ) 
• Bricklaying – Level 3 Diploma 
• Mathematics – Level 2
• English – Level 2
• Personal Learning & Thinking Skills
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Entry requirements

An employee/apprentice must be over 16 years of age with no prior level 4 qualifications or above working a minimum of 30 contracted hours per week in an appropriate occupational role.


You will be assessed againsts a set of nationally recognised standards which are set by the Awarding Body. The competence based element assessment will be via direct observation and work place supporting evidence. The knowledge based element may be assess.

Financial information

Employer Contribution - Funding and Co-funding available

Future opportunities

Three months before completing this Apprenticeship framework a review will take place with yourself and your employer to discuss progression opportunties which may lead to a permanent employment contract, further study or indeed both.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heart of Worcestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016

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    • Malvern is homed to the College's Construction Centre of Excellence and provides the equipment and space necessary to deliver high quality practical tutoring of construction trades including: brickwork, wood occupations and painting and decorating. 

      Our building has six units; stretching front to back, the first four are accessible from the front door, the rear two are accessed via a ramp between units four and five. Fire escape access for the first four units are on the same level but for four and five you will need to travel down steps to return to the front of the building adjacent to the fire assembly points.