Brickwork - Apprenticeship


At Level 2 you will develop your basic bricklaying skills. At Level 3 you will move away from basic bricklaying to decorative and more demanding brickwork. The course also covers areas such as the day-to-day running and planning involved in a typical construction project looking from a site manager’s perspective. This course will give you the confidence to set-out and construct advanced decorative brickwork, and provides an insight into the tendering, planning and execution of a typical construction project.

What will I learn?

You will develop your knowledge of the following areas:

  • Carrying out safe practices, information
  • Quantities and communicating with others
  • Building methods and construction technology
  • Interpreting working drawings
  • Setting out masonry structures
  • Thin joint masonry
  • Wall cladding
  • Solid walling
  • Isolated and attached piers
  • Cavity walling

How will I be taught?

The course is mainly practical and will be taught in a purpose built brickwork workshop. The underpinning knowledge will be classroom based and students will be expected to do their own research for the various assignments and NVQ work based evidence.

How will I be assessed?

– Portfolio of evidence
– In class tests
– Practical demonstrations
– Multiple choice tests

What can I do next?

Successful completion at Level 2 may allow progression onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship. Completion of the Level 3 programme can then lead to further or Higher Education. You will also have developed all of the necessary skills and knowledge to work confidently within the industry.

Is there anything else I need to know?

During the practical aspect of the programme you will be required to bring your own personal protective equipment in the form of safety boots and a high visibility vest as you will be working within a workshop environment for most of the time. Although all other tools and equipment are provided you will need to purchase stationery items for use in the classroom such as folders, pens, rulers etc.