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: Block Weeks
  • Course Level Level 2
  • Location Construction Centre
  • Course Length Up to 24 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
  • Knowledge of buildings from different eras and construction methods
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety, hazards, current regulations and legislation
  • The importance 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: Employment as a bricklayer within the construction industry.

Entry Requirements

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide, you ideally need GCSE grade 4 in English and Maths. However, we will work with you and provide  additional support to help you achieve their requirements, either prior to your Apprenticeship or during the delivery of your programme. An interest in the industry is essential.

  • Trade specific classroom
  • Fully equipped wood machine shop
  • Practical bench and site workshops
  • Learning resource centre
  • Café
Additional Costs

At the start of your course you may need to buy some one off basic equipment, tools and textbooks. Your own pair of safety boots is required.

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