Course Name: Level 2 Brickwork Apprenticeship Standard

Entry Requirements

You will need to have 4 GCSEs at grades 3-2 (D-E) including maths and English. In addition, you will need to have an employer who is able to support you as an apprentice.Your employer must be able to demonstarte that they meet the rqeuirements of the Apprentice Framework/Standard with their scope of work.

What's Involved

A Construction Apprenticeship usually lasts between 2 and 4 years depending on what level of qualification you're studying for. During this time, you will be allocated an Apprenticeship officer to support and guide you through your training programme.

As an apprentice, you will:

> be in full time employment.

> gain a nationally recognised qualification

> get hands-on experience to help you develop the skills you need to kick start a successful career.

If you are already with an employer, then an Apprenticeship is an ideal work-based learning qualification. It is an ideal way for you to ‘earn whilst you learn!’

Throughout your apprenticeship you will get:

> On the job training – this is structured and agreed with your employer to ensure you learn the right skills, this is typically 4 days per week.

> Off the job training – this is arranged for you at college. You will complete this training on day release basis, typically over one day per week.

If you have not achieved a grade C or a 4 or above in English or Maths, you will as part of your course be required to work towards this as part of your apprenticeship programme.

Most apprentices follow a Traditional Apprenticeship route, which combines college attendance with learning on site.

As part of your apprenticeship, you will achieve an NVQ which is the main qualification to show you can do your job. You can also use this to qualify for one of the industry card schemes, which are essential for getting on site.

The following qualifications will also be part of your apprenticeship:

> England - NVQ Diploma, Functional or Key Skills and Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Within this apprenticeship framework you will cover a series of units including:

National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)

> Conform to General Workplace, Health, Safety and Welfare in the workplace

> Conform to Productive Work Practices in the workplace

> Move and Handle or Store Resources in the workplace

> Erect masonry structures in the workplace

> Set out masonry structures in the workplace

Optional - choose one from:

> Erect masonry cladding in the workplace

> Lay domestic drainage in the workplace

> Erect thin joint masonry structures in the workplace

> Place and finish non-specialist concrete in the workplace

> Plaster and render surfaces in the workplace

> Maintain slate and tile roofing in the workplace

Diploma Level 2 course:

> Carry out safe working practices in construction

Knowledge of:

> information, quantities and communicating with others

> Building methods and construction technology

> Interpret working drawings to set out masonry structures

> Build solid walling, isolated and attached piers

- Build cavity walling forming masonry structures

- Technical drawing

- Health & Safety

Functional Skills in Maths and English, if required.

Introduction to Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Knowledge questions and a practical phase tests are also part of the qualification framework

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Health and safety are of paramount importance in the construction industry and we place a?great emphasis on this part of your education. If you enrol on, and undertake any course in the construction department you will be required to provide and wear at all times (in the college site area) mandatory PPE as follows:

-Approved protective footwear with ankle support (Rigger type boots are not allowed)

-Approved hi-visibility vest

It is also expected that you will attend college in suitable work wear / clothes; it will be possible to order this directly with suppliers during college enrolment

Course Assessment Method

You will be assessed through a series of:

> Online Multiple choice exams

> Written assessments

> Practical assessments

> Development of a portfilio of work.

Funcational Skills, if required,

> Online exams

> Oral assessments within discussion and demonstartion.

You will also undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA).

What's Next

Once you complete and achieve your level 2 apprenticeship, you could progress on to a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Bricklaying.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

What does it Cost?

This course is fully funded for those aged 16-18, however there may be an employer contribution for those aged 19+. Employers needing further details on costs and available government funding options should contact the Business Development Team on 01325 503210 or email

Course Information
Qualification Type: Generic code to identify ILR programme aims
Level: Level 2
Awarding Body:
Academic Year: 19/20
Start Date: September 2019

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