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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.