Construction

Bricklaying Level 2 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

Apprenticeships can start at any time. The course will run for two years.

Entry requirements
  • You will need to be at least 16 years of age
  • You will hold two GCSEs at grade A*-E, plus GCSE maths and English at grade 3 or above
  • It is  desirable that you have English and maths at grade 4/C or above but this is not essential as functional skills is delivered as part of the apprenticeship programme
  • You will need to find an employer to employ you as an apprentice. Please see our Apprenticeship vacancies.
You will achieve

Bricklaying Level 2  Appreticeship standard

Last updated: 14th June 2019

Course overview

Bricklayers lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures eg chimney stacks. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. The range of sites and projects that bricklayers will work on include large commercial developments, new builds in housing, alterations, extensions and restorations. A bricklayer may work one-on-one or on larger jobs where their bricklaying group (gang) may work on a particular section of a building alongside other bricklaying gangs as well as other trades.

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Course content

You will study units from the list below which relate to your job role;

  • Construct masonry cladding
  • Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures
  • Construct solid walling incorporating isolated and attached piers
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Set out masonry structures
  • Understanding construction technology
  • Understanding information, quantities and communication with others

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstrations and assignments. You will be assessed both in College and in your place of work.

What equipment will I need?

You will be required to provide paper, writing materials, A4 ring binder file, extra wide dividers and clear plastic wallets.

Where will I study?

You will study within the workplace and attend classes at Barnsley College’s Construction Centre, Honeywell Site, Honeywell Lane, Barnsley S75 1DP.

What can I do next?

Upon completion you could progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Bricklaying or apply for job roles including:

  • Bricklayer
  • Craft Mason

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. As a result of achieving the Apprenticeship, there will be an entitlement to join the Federation of Master Builders’ continuous professional development (CPD) scheme for individual tradespeople.

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

 

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Apprenticeship Team

For further information please contact the team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email: info@barnsley.ac.uk

 

 

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Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths  we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.

Disclaimer

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bricklaying Level 2 Apprenticeship