Bricklayer Apprenticeship Level 2
The construction sector is the driving force behind the UK economy, employing three million people. 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.
You must be employed in a relevant role for a minimum of 30 hours per week. As a minimum you should have 3 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and Maths. If you do not have grade 4 or above, you will be required to work towards Level 2 Functional Skills in these subjects.
What will I study?
This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge skills and behaviours required to work as a Bricklayer and will include the following:
Health and safety to include Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, Manual Handling and Working at Height Regulations, use of PPE etc.
Understand the principles of high quality customer service and communication to enable you to gain and keep a valued reputation in industry with clients, colleagues and industry representatives such as suppliers and manufacturers
Understand the different eras, types of construction methods, insulation considerations, sustainability, facilities management, fire, moisture and air protection, fireplaces and chimneys, damp proof courses and the use of brick ties
Set out and build brickwork, including complex arches and surrounding brickwork, curved on plan, concave and convex brickwork and battered brickwork
Select appropriate tools, equipment and materials (eg trowel, levels, brick ties, DPC, insulation, mixers, lintels etc) for use when setting out and erecting masonry walling . Maintain a clean working environment.
Select materials and resources to be able to set out and lay concrete, drainage and other substructure materials
You will also produce a portfolio of evidence demonstrating examples of your work throughout the apprenticeship.
Method of delivery
Bricklayer apprentices attend College on block release which is for 2 weeks at a time (14 weeks over the academic year) and work for their employer for the rest of the time. If required Functional Skills are delivered as a separate block release.
How will I be assessed?
Continual assessment will take place throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. If required, the Functional Skills are assessed through on-line tests
The End-Point Assessment (EPA) will comprise of a 60-minute computer-based knowledge test of 40 questions, a 12-hour practical test split over 2 days and a 35-minute interview based on your portfolio of evidence.
There are no specific College programme related costs, however you will be advised of any additional costs during your application and enrolment process.
Bricklayer Apprenticeship Level 2.
Good course combinations
It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level or A Level programmes.
Your next steps
On completion of this apprenticeship, the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level. Apprentices will progress to a wide range of employment opportunities in the workplace. Self-employment or starting a business may also be an option. Candidates may also progress on to higher-level qualifications.
To find out more about how to become an apprentice or how to recruit an apprentice into your business, please contact York College Business Partnership Team:
Tel: 01904 770368
"I chose to study Bricklaying as when I left school, I knew I had an interest in the building industry. Finding an apprenticeship has allowed me to learn about the trade in a practical way and will hopefully get me to where I want to be in my career.
My tutors have been amazing as not only do they have a high level of knowledge, they’re really friendly and we get on well. My ambition is to work in Australia. I’d then like to come back to start my own business and progress as much as possible."