Stonemasons and Related Trades

Stonemasons erect and repair structures of stone and similar materials and cut, shape and polish granite, marble, slate and other stone for building, ornamental and other purposes.

Entry Reqirements

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Typical Tasks

  • Levels, aligns and embeds stone in mortar, concrete or steel frame with stone to make and repair structures.
  • Uses hand and power tools to shape, trim, carve, cut letters in and polish stone.
  • Marks and cuts stone using hammers, mallet and hand or pneumatic chisels.
  • Examines drawings, photographs and specifications to determine job requirements.

Desired Skills

Mathematics, Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, Learning Strategies, Active Listening, Monitoring, Active Learning, Speaking, Science, Writing

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