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Brickwork & Trowel Occupations (Construction) Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship at Brooklands College

Course description

An apprenticeship in Brickwork will help develop your employability skills and give you valuable on the job experience of working on an on-site setting.

You will need to work in a construction environment, working a minimum of 30 hours per week (including training time). Apprentices will need to have a contract of employment.

You will be working on-site gaining skills in block work, trowelling, laying bricks
and masonry.

Course content

To gain the full apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 NVQ in Brickwork
  • Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths and English
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Mandatory units include:

  • Conforming to general Health and Safety in the workplace
  • Erecting Masonry Structures in the workplace
  • Conforming to productive practices in the workplace
  • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
  • Setting out masonry structures in the workplace

Additional units can include:

  • Maintaining slate and tile roofing
  • Installing drainage in the workplace
  • Repairing and maintaining masonry structures in the workplace

Entry requirements

You must also have a Grade D or above GCSE in Maths and English Language before starting the course or equivalent.

You will need to demonstrate an interest in working in the Construction sector. All applicants for apprenticeship training will be required to attend an interview and undertake initial assessments.


You will attend day release at college one day a week over two academic years. You will be assessed in the workplace by an assessor through a portfolio of evidence. During your assessments targets will be set to ensure that you complete your apprenticeship on time.

If you have not achieved a minimum grade C in GCSE in Maths or English within the last 5 years you will need to complete Functional Skills, these will be assessed  through external examinations.

Financial information

Apprenticeships are fully funded for those 16 - 18 years.

Future opportunities

On completion of this course job roles include, Royal Engineer, bricklayer or craft mason.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 February 2016
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