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Bricklayer Apprenticeship at Craven College

Course description

Bricklaying is a core function within the construction sector, particularly the house building sector. The Government has a target to build significantly more new homes over the coming years and therefore the demand for bricklayers has never been higher.

As an Apprentice Bricklayer you will lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures eg chimney stacks. You may also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. The range of sites and projects that you will work on include large commercial developments, new builds in housing, alterations, extensions and restorations. You may work one-on-one or on larger jobs where their bricklaying group (gang) may work on a particular section of a building alongside other bricklaying gangs as well as other trades.

Course content

Core Knowledge

Health & Safety      

Customer Service



Energy Efficiency Materials

Alternative Construction Techniques

Radial & Battered Brickwork

Feature & Reinforced Brickwork

Fireplaces & Chimneys                            

Skill Requirements

Preparation of Materials

Safe Working

Working Area



Radial & Battered Brickwork

Feature & Reinforced Brickwork

Other Brickwork

Building Technology


Positive & Mature Attitude          

Quality Focused Effective Communication

Self-motivated Learner

Entry requirements

Employment within the industry 3 GCSEs 9-3 (A*-D)



Financial information


Future opportunities



Senior Builder

Site Manager


Further information


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 September 2018
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