What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
Please note: this Apprenticeship was formerly known as Construction Building-Trowel Occupations
The Intermediate Apprenticeship offers a practical approach and a solid platform for anyone wishing to develop a career in bricklaying and masonry. This Apprenticeship is for anyone working within the industry. As an Apprentice you will hold a full-time job and attend college on both a day release and block release basis throughout the programme.
What topics will I study?
You will gain a range of practical skills and knowledge such as cavity walling and setting and building basic masonry structures up to damp course level.
Progression to subjects such as interpreting drawings to set out masonry structures, thin joint masonry, masonry cladding and building solid walling will follow. You will demonstrate safe working practices and will gain an in-depth understanding of health and safety, construction technology and building methods.
This will provide evidence towards a framework of qualifications which make up the apprenticeship including the Level 2 Diploma and NVQ Diploma. It will also show your competence, knowledge, understanding of business tasks and procedures and prove you are able to carry out your job to the required standard.
What experiences will I get?
You will benefit from our links with companies such as Taylor Wimpey.
What are the entry requirements?
Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need GCSE grade 3 or above in English and maths and a grade C or above in science, and in some cases ICT. However, we will work with you and provide additional support in order to help you achieve the functional skills element or GCSE requirements of the Apprenticeship. Support can be delivered either prior to your Apprenticeship via a traineeship or during the delivery of your programme. An interest in the industry is essential.
What facilities are there?
What can the course lead on to?
We would highly recommend that you progress onto the NVQ level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship on completion of this course. You will be qualified to a basic level in brick and structural work so further career opportunities and training should be widely available to you.
Are there any additional costs?
At the start of your course you may need to buy some one off basic equipment, tools and textbooks.
What support can I get?
You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.
What will this training cost me?
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your Apprenticeship Training Programme, there is no charge to you or your employer as the college will claim the funding for the cost of your programme directly from the Government.
If you are aged 19 or over and studying a Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship, your employer will have to be willing to contribute as the Government will only fund part of the costs of your training - this is currently between £80 - £110 depending on the type of Apprenticeship you wish to complete.
Skills Awards 2013 - Intermediate Trowel Occupations Apprentice of the Year award went to Adam Clark CLICK HERE to view Adam's citation video.
CLICK HERE to view the 'Your Exeter College Apprenticeship Journey' booklet.