Bricklayer Level 2

Key Information

Level 2
Typical Duration 24 Months
Delivery Model Day Release
Delivery Location City Skills, Lissadel Street, M6 6AP
Start Date September 2020

Programme Summary

The range of sites and projects that bricklayers will work on include large commercial developments, new builds in housing, alterations, extensions and restorations. A bricklayer may work solo but it also common to work within a small group (gang) on larger jobs where they may work on a particular section of a building alongside other bricklaying gangs as well as other trades.

What will you learn?

Apprentices will develop a range of knowledge, skills and behaviors required to become a successful bricklayer. These will cover different types of walling, for example, brick, block, solid and cavity, feature brickwork, constructing openings, and various joint finishes. Bricklayers have the skills to work in a variety of settings, and often progress to leading their own gang or running their own business. It is also common for bricklayers to progress into management positions.

How is it delivered and assessed?

Apprentices will attend college on a day release basis at City Skills, Lissadel Street, M6 6AP. Both theory and practical sessions will be undertaken, where the technical knowledge and skills aligned to bricklaying will be developed.

Portfolio of Evidence

A portfolio of evidence will be developed by the apprentice with the support of the assessor. This portfolio will show the knowledge which has been developed, the skills which are regularly applied in the workplace, and the behaviors demonstrated to be a successful bricklayer.

End Point Assessment

Apprentices are required to undertake an end point assessment. This will be an online knowledge test followed by a practical skills test to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviors developed over the programme.

Mandatory Qualifications

Functional Skills Level 2 in English (unless previously achieved)

Functional Skills Level 2 in maths (unless previously achieved)

Entry Requirements

  • English and maths – Level 1

Apprentices must be in suitable employment and have the opportunity to develop the required knowledge, skills and behaviors aligned to this apprenticeship standard. Assessments will be carried out with employers to determine suitability.