Bricklaying – Intermediate Apprenticeship

The Intermediate Apprenticeship offers a practical approach and a solid platform for anyone wishing to develop a career in bricklaying and masonry.

Course Information

  • Course Type Apprenticeship
  • Subject Area Construction and Trades
  • Qualification Apprenticeship
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 2
  • Location Construction Centre
  • Course Length up to 30 months

A Bricklaying Apprentice will be laying bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures. You may also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects.

Topics include:

  • Learning how to determine quality and quantities of building material, including mix ratios of mortar and concrete
  • How to set out and build brickwork, including simple arches and surrounding brickwork
  • Learning how to communicate in a clear, articulate and appropriate manner with clients and team members, ensuring clarity
  • Understanding that buildings from different eras will have different construction methods, which must be taken into account
  • Understanding any Health and Safety hazards, current regulations and legislation
  • Understanding the importance and considerations of thermal qualities, airtightness and ventilation to buildings

You will achieve:

  • IFA Level 2 Bricklaying Apprenticeship
  • End Point Assessment
  • If required: Functional Skills (English, Maths)

Next steps… Some Apprentices go into employment OR progress onto a Level 3 Bricklaying Apprenticeship.

Example job roles include: Bricklayer.

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. 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.

  • Specialist building
  • Practical work areas
  • Trade specific classroom
  • Learning resource centre
  • Refectory
Additional Costs

At the start of your course you may need to buy some one off basic equipment, tools and textbooks.

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