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A bricklayer is a crafts-person who provides skills on site, like building brickwork and block-work, to help construct buildings and other structures. The Brickwork apprenticeship will give you a combination of qualifications and the skills and knowledge you'll need to work as a bricklayer in the construction industry.
Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes; you will earn a wage whilst learning a trade. It combines hands-on learning at work with studying at college to gain a nationally recognised qualification.
An apprenticeship qualification includes several elements and you will need to pass all elements to gain your apprenticeship.
Course components include:
During the course you will study a range of topics, including:
The NVQ in Brickwork is made up of mandatory and optional units.
Mandatory units are:
• conform to general workspace safety
• conform to efficient work practices
• move and handle resources
• erect masonry structures
• set out masonry structures.
Optional units are (one required):
• erect masonry cladding
• domestic drainage
• erect thin joint masonry structures
• place and finish non-specialist concrete
• plastered and rendered work
• maintain slate and tile roofing.
Apprenticeships are designed to let you benefit from real life work experience which you will get day-to-day on the job. This experience is supported by theoretical knowledge gained at college in both classroom and workshop based sessions/assessments. You will attend college one day per week. You are assessed in the workplace by a qualified and trade competent assessor who will help support you in achieving your qualification.
4 GCSEs at grade D or above (preferably to include English and maths).
You must also be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job role and have a keen interest in brickwork.
You will be assessed in a number of different ways including:
This Apprenticeship will train you in the skills that employers want, so you will be qualified to work as a bricklayer.
You could also progress to the level 3 Brickwork course.
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