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Apprenticeship, Level 2


A Bricklayer will lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar in order to construct and repair walls, foundations and other structures including chimney stacks. You may also be involved in refurbishing brickwork and masonry during restoration projects.

The apprentice will learn construction techniques, health and safety, how to use levelling devices, customer service, types of materials and selecting appropriate tools. Bricklayers can work on a variety of sites and projects, this could include working on large commercial developments, new housing builds, extensions and more.

Job Occupations: Bricklayer

Planned Duration: 33 months (Practical period: 30 months, End Point Assessment period: 3 months)

Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience. If you are aged 16 or above, are driven to succeed in a particular industry and are willing to commit yourself to training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be the right career move for you.

The apprentice will learn, work, earn and achieve a qualification all at the same time.

To achieve the apprenticeship they will complete the following:

  • An industry designed and recognised apprenticeship
  • End Point Assessment (Knowledge Assessment, Skills Test and Oral Questioning)

The apprentice will work towards the following Functional Skills:

  • Mathematics up to Level 2
  • English up to Level 2

Learners who have already achieved GCSEs (A-C or equivalent) in Maths and English may be exempt from Functional Skills.

The apprenticeship is mainly work based, with one day per week in college. The apprentice may also be required to attend College for functional skills if needed.

Upon completion of the Apprenticeship, the Apprentice may progress into employment within the sector or complete further studies related to their area of work.

There are no formal entry requirements for an apprenticeship (unless an employer stipulates any themselves) however all potential apprentices will undertake a basic Maths and English assessment prior to enrolment.

Knowledge Assessment, Skills Test and Oral Questioning

Where can it lead?