Bricklaying Apprenticeship Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

Begin your apprenticeship journey at BTC by applying for an apprenticeship on our website or through our prospectus form. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option. Then, have a look at relevant vacancies by visiting our vacancy page . If you haven?t found a suitable vacancy, you will automatically be placed into our Talent Pool. As a member of our Talent Pool, you will be the first to hear about new vacancies and we offer support with CVs, interview techniques, employability skills and much more!

This course is for you if you have secured an Apprenticeship position with an employer and wish to become a fully qualified Bricklayer. You will learn how to lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures eg. chimney stacks.

Units could include:

  • English and maths
  • Health and safety
  • Customer service
  • Communication
  • Buildings
  • Energy efficiency
  • Materials
  • Alternative construction techniques
  • Preparation of materials
  • Masonry structures – brick laying, block laying and cavity walling
  • Radial and battered brickwork
  • Feature and reinforced brickwork
  • Fireplaces and chimneys

Modules are taught via interactive theory sessions in the classroom, while practical sessions are delivered in the purpose-built workshop and outdoor training area. The qualification includes Level 1 English and Level 1 Mathematics (such as GCSE, Functional Skills or other).

More information about the bricklayer apprenticeship standard is available at here

Assessment Methods

You will be expected to collect and upload a portfolio of evidence from the workplace. Assessment is in the workplace and through a knowledge and practical end point assessment (EPA). The EPA is intended to test your higher order skills as defined in the apprenticeship standard as developed by the Independent End-Point Assessment Organisation(s) in consultation with the employers working group.

Progression Options

On successful completion, you will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level. As a result of achieving the Apprenticeship, there will be an entitlement to join the Federation of Master Builders’ continuous professional development (CPD) scheme for individual tradespeople.

Course Summary

Course Title Bricklaying Apprenticeship Level 2
Entry Requirements

Entry requirements will be determined by individual employers. You must
have secured employment and if not already achieved, you will have to achieve
Level 1 English and maths and take the test for Level 2 prior to taking your
end-point assessment.

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