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Construction Building - Trowel Occupations Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship at Wiltshire College

Course description

The construction industry is one of the largest in the UK, with roles constantly developing and changing.

Working as a bricklayer, your role could include laying the foundations and building a whole range and different structures, from domestic houses to car parks, hospitals or shopping centres.

Often responsible for following complex plans from architects and civil engineers, you will work to detailed specifications to meet client requirements in a timely and efficient manner.

Course content

This qualification supports the Learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge.

The learner will cover knowledge in three core subject areas:

  • Health, safety and welfare
  • Information, quantities and communication
  • Construction Technology

The Learner will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in:

  • Set out masonry structures
  • Construct solid walling incorporating isolated and attached piers
  • Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures
  • Construct masonry cladding 
  • Construct thin joint masonry

The qualification requests the learner to demonstrate, in a real workplace environment, that you are competent against a set of performance statements. You are assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you through your programme of learning.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry level 3 or GCSE grade E in Maths and English. All applicants will be required to pass initial assessments in Maths and English.


An intermediate apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations can take up to 24 months to complete, depending on your previous experience and current job role. You will need to attend college for two days per week in the first year and one day per week in the second year, as well as a number of NVQ portfolio days which will be timetabled at the start of your programme.

Future opportunities

Learners can progress onto a Level 3 Advanced apprenticeship in Bricklaying or onto a related Level 3 Full-time course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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