Our Level 2 (Intermediate) Bricklaying Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised course involving the use of intermediate bricklaying techniques and training, offering you the opportunity to gain hands on industry experience.
Bricklaying is a core function within the construction sector, particularly the house building sector. Bricklayers lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures e.g. 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.
This qualification is delivered in the workshop, classroom and through on site assessments by lecturers and assessors who have worked in the building industry and have experienced the progression path you have chosen.
The diploma, over the duration of the course, consists of units that cover the requirements of the industry and will give you the technical information and practical skills to help you in your career.
The units cover subjects such as Health and Safety, cavity walls and their construction, setting out masonry structures, solid walling and piers and general principles of building. These are back up with practical assessments in each unit where you will build a model to industry standard.
During your Bricklaying Apprenticeships will study the following course units -
On completion of this apprenticeship standard, you will be able to carry out all the activities undertaken by a bricklayer, carrying out a range of tasks relating to the trade.
The Apprenticeship framework consists of several elements, which have been identified by employers as an appropriate set of skills to operate in their chosen job role.
Your Apprenticeship framework is made up of the following elements:
Maths - You will be required to have already achieved a Grade 4 or above in GCSE or equivalent.
English - You will be required to have already achieved a Grade 4 or above in GCSE or equivalent.
ICT -Level 2 is a requirement of these Apprenticeships unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.
ERR - Employee Rights and Responsibilities, which includes health and safety, equality and diversity as well as employment legislation.
PLTS - Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, which includes team working, creative thinking and reflective learning.
Vocational Element (Knowledge) - most Apprenticeship frameworks include off-the-job study for a technical certificate, which is usually done at College.
Vocational Element (Competence) - all Apprenticeships include on-the-job training and assessment leading to a competence based vocational qualification.
In addition to your course, you may also study either Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths, dependent on your current GCSE grade.
The Bricklaying Apprenticeship will take you two years to complete. You will study at College for one day a week, and four days with your employer.
You will also need to attend a block week once a year at the College to demonstrate your skills and meet your assessor.
As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage (please see below).
For information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext 3248
All Apprentices will receive a minimum wage of £3.70 per hour within their first year of training from their employer, although they can, and often do, pay more.
In the second and subsequent years of an Apprenticeship programme, the following applies:
Under 18s – the required national minimum wage of £4.20 per hour.
18–20 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £5.90 per hour.
21-24 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £7.38 per hour.
25 year olds and over – the required national minimum wage of £7.83 per hour.
If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248
Assessment is scheduled throughout the course, through the completion of practical activities, written assessments and multi-choice exams and gathering of work-based evidence.
All work is assessed when required by the College-based assessors and can be re-assessed if required without delay to ensure you achieve your qualification.
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