Course Details

Learn how to lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components with mortar by taking the level 2 standard apprenticeship. Attending college once a week you will take on a variety of hands-on tasks related to bricklaying. Your time at college will be practical-focused and will see you complete block activities in our modern brick shop to complement the activities you do with your employer. You will also develop other skills, such as communication, working in teams and safe working practices. On completion of the apprenticeship you will be able to undertake a full range of brick and block work duties confidently and competently to the standard set by the industry.

Entry Requirements

You need to have a contract of employment. We will hold a professional discussion at interview to determine your suitability for the apprenticeship. A prior brickwork qualification is not necessary, though can be helpful. You will retake GCSE maths, English, ICT if you have not achieved atleast grade 4.

Career options

Completion of the level 2 apprenticeship is likely to see you continue working with your employer. You may wish to progress to an advanced level by taking a level 3 and level 4 qualification. You may seek employment with another company, pursue self-employment or sub-contracting work, or travel and work abroad.

Bricklayer Apprenticeship Level 2 Standard

Five highlights

  • 1 Spacious and equipped workshop designed for brick and mortar work
  • 2 Taught by industry experienced staff who are Guild of Brickwork members
  • 3 Level 2 Standard is an internationally recognised qualification
  • 4 Highly differentiated training plans for each apprentice
  • 5 Nomination towards participating in the CITB SkillBuild competition

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • Flexible start date
  • Bricklayer Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

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CON436WMMA Chichester Campus 24 Months Flexible start date

What you need to know

What will I study?

Learn about brick and block work by taking the level 2 standard apprenticeship. You will use a range of equipment, tools and materials and learn how to use them safely and efficiently. Your time at college is designed to build your confidence in the trade, develop your skills and develop you attributes, such as communication, organisation and working with others. As a practical-focused subject we train you on projects reflective of real-world situations. You will develop your skills to be able to prepare materials, setup a safe working area, complete brick and block work, masonry structures, radial and battered brickwork and featured and reinforced brickwork. Self-study is an important part of your learning. This is an opportunity for you to cover and reflect on the more theoretical elements of the trade, such as health and safety, setting up a safe working environment and building technology.

How will I be taught?

We recognise that each apprentice may have a different level of experience as you join us at college. Our lecturers implement tailored and differentiated learning to better develop you as an apprentice bricklayer. If you have limited or no prior relevant experience we will teach you the basics. If you already have relevant experience, such as construction skills certificate or bricklaying level 1 diploma, we will test and stretch you. You will complete projects that simulate real-world jobs. You

How will I be assessed?

You will complete an end-point assessment at an external assessment centre. It consists of 3 elements: (1) practical skills assessment; (2) multiple choice knowledge test; (3) professional discussion about your knowledge and skills. You need to complete a minimum of 20% off the job training, which will be logged and assessed on the College’s OneFile information system. You will also log evidence of the activities and learning you have completed in College. This is not graded but will form the basis for the questioning during your professional discussion.

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