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Bricklayer (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


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

To become a Construction Technical Apprentice you will need good drawing and sketching skills and good communication skills. You will also need a willingness to learn new techniques and methods. This Apprenticeship covers a wide range of skills in estimating, buying, planning, surveying and site technical support or design.

You can apply for an Apprenticeship is you are 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

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

What is covered

This Apprenticeship covers the basic knowledge, skills and behaviours required as a Apprentice bricklayer in a busy construction environment: 

•Health and safety
•Customer service
•Energy efficiency
•Alternative construction techniques
•Radial and battered brickwork
•Feature and reinforced brickwork
•Fireplaces and chimneys

•Preparation of materials
•Safe working
•Working area
•Masonry structures
•Radial and battered brickwork
•Feature and reinforced brickwork
•Other brickwork
•Building technology

•Positive and mature attitude
•Quality focused
•Effective communication
•Self–motivated learner

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, practical observations and an End Point Assessment.

What can this course lead to

Successful candidates can progress onto a Level 3 Apprenticeship, full time study programme or continue employment within the construction industry and gain promotion.

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 an 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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