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Brickwork: Trowel Occupations Apprenticeship Level 2 at Bedford College

Course description

This intermediate Apprenticeship programme is designed to further develop your skills and knowledge, enabling you to work to an advanced level in your chosen craft in the industry. The programme has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment, and will take up to two years to complete. Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes: you work and get paid to gain industry qualifications. This course will combine the practical hands-on experience of the workplace with the knowledge and understanding gained through a College course. This Apprenticeship will take up to two years to complete.

Course content

During the course you will study a range of topics, including:

  • Safe working practices in construction
  • Information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Building methods and construction technology
  • Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures
  • Thin joint masonry and masonry cladding
  • Building solid walling, isolated and attached piers
  • Building cavity walling forming masonry structures
  • Wider construction training
  • Employment rights and responsibilities.

Entry requirements

You must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job role and have a keen interest in brickwork. Some evidence of studying at GCSE level would be an advantage.


To complete a unit the student must first complete all the required elements of training and then take a formal assessment. Assessors will mark the assessment and any part not reaching the required standard will be re-tested at an agreed time and date with the candidate.

Future opportunities

This Apprenticeship will train you in the skills that employers want, so when you have successfully completed this course you can carry on working and maybe get promoted. You could also progress on to studying our Brickwork Level 3, or similar-level courses. Within the construction industry there are also plenty of opportunities to move into construction management or even work abroad on contracts.

Further information

All the units of training must be completed, and all outcomes must be achieved during the training programme (evidence from site-based testing is not permissible). You must be successful in all units and the synoptic practical assignment, and must pass an online knowledge test.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 February 2016
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