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Brickwork / Trowel Occupations Intermediate (L2) Standard Apprenticeship


Type: Full Time

Subject: Construction


Start Date: Please contact the Information Centre for start date information

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

2 years


Level 2

Who is it for


This course is now FULL. If you already have an employer and wish to apply for the Apprenticeship Course please contact 01733 726121.

Are you a practical person who likes to build things from scratch?
Do you like working in different environments as part of a team?

Brickwork and Trowel Occupation Apprentices are an important member of a site team.This Apprenticeship is designed for anyone wanting to start a career in the brickwork industry.

Anyone living in England, over 16 and not in full–time education can apply.

Interview Skills Assessment

All candidates will be invited to a pre interview and initial assessments in English and Maths with the Apprenticeship Recruitment Officers.

What will I need

Level 2: Entry requirements of 5 GCSEs at grade D/3 and above including English and Maths.* A suitable supportive employer who will guide you through your apprenticeship. Vacancies are advertised on our website ––vacancies/

What is covered

This course covers a range of brickwork/construction topics such as:
•Mixing of materials
•Using hand and power tools
•Loading out materials
•Building brick walls, block walls and cavity walls
•Understanding construction drawings
•Health and safety

Apprentices are expected to attend college 1 day a week as part of 20% off–the–job training. Additional off–the–job training hours are expected to be completed within the workplace.

How is the course assessed

Coursework, exams and practical observations.

What can this course lead to

Successful learners can continue to work within the construction industry and gain promotion or learners could progress to a Level 3 in Brickwork/Trowel Occupations.

Are there any additional costs

Learners may need purchase uniform and/or equipment depending on employer.

Other details

A brickwork Apprentice will work in many different locations and could involve some travelling. This will mean early starts and sometimes late finishes. The weather is another consideration as a lot of work is outside. There can be some moving and handling of heavy materials in dusty environments. An Apprentice will work on average 30 hours a week, this may vary throughout the year dependent on work load.

An employed status apprentice will:
• Earn a wage – the national minimum wage for apprentices is £3.90 an hour, although many apprentices earn more than this
• Get paid holidays
• Receive training

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