Apprentice and supervisor laying wall

What is a bricklayer?

Bricklayers build the interior and exterior walls of buildings; the types of work include cutting bricks using hammers, chisels or portable power tools, laying bricks in courses, spreading mortar with trowels and checking that the wall is straight and level. A Bricklaying job would suit a hands-on person who likes working outdoors and working as part of a team.

Who is this apprenticeship for?

If you have a keen interest in bricklaying and would like to learn a highly-skilled trade, then this apprenticeship may be the right course for you. As a bricklayer you’ll need a good head for heights and be happy to work outdoors. Bricklaying is a very physical job!

As with all our Apprenticeships, you need to be employed or have a current offer of employment in the bricklaying/construction sector.  We can offer advice and support on finding employment in the correct sector and liaise with your employer to ensure your Apprenticeship gets off to an amazing start.

How do I get qualified?

  • This apprenticeship is Level 2 and will last approx. 2 years.
  • You will be required to attend college one day per week where you will be taught theory and practical skills.
  • You may also be required to gain your Functional Skills in maths and English.
  • You will be required to build a portfolio of work throughout your training to demonstrate your knowledge, skills & behaviours.
  • You will need to pass an End Point Assessment which consists of a Knowledge Assessment and Practical Skills Assessment.

How will I be assessed?

You will attend college one day per week and be with your employer for the remaining time.  You will be assessed in a variety of ways and will receive regular constructive feedback.  You will be assigned a dedicated Training Officer who will support you for the duration of your Apprenticeship and will complete progress reviews with you, your employer and your assessor.

Your success will be measured by attendance and punctuality, professional knowledge, skills and behaviours and the production of evidence including workplace observations, professional discussions and workplace reviews.  You will be required to pass an End Point Assessment at the end of your apprenticeship to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and behaviours.

Interested? Then apply online or contact us for a friendly chat!