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Brickwork - Level 3 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 the College. This course is good for anyone working in the construction industry to gain advanced bricklaying skills and knowledge and an NVQ 3 qualification in bricklaying. You will study theory and practical sessions in: General core units: Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace. Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace. Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace. Erecting Masonry Structures in the Workplace. Setting Out Masonry Structures in the Workplace. Setting Out Complex Masonry Structures in the Workplace. Erecting Complex Masonry Structures 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

Occupation units (minimum 1 optional unit): Erecting Masonry Cladding in the Workplace. Laying Domestic Drainage in the Workplace. Maintaining Slate and Tile Roofing in the Workplace. Repairing and Maintaining Masonry Structures in the Workplace. Erecting Thin Joint Masonry Structures in the Workplace. Placing and Finishing Non-specialist Concrete in the Workplace. Plastering and Rendering Surfaces in the Workplace.

Entry requirements

NVQ level 2 Trowel occupations and employment on site as a bricklayer, college 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."


Course work, Practical and Written examinations, workplace evidence.

Future opportunities

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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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