Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater campus

Who is the course for?

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 study a range of College-based practical and theory units whilst completing NVQ site assessments in the workplace. 

What does the course involve?

Units studied could include:

  • Construction technology
  • Setting out masonry structures
  • Solid walling
  • Cavity walling
  • Masonry cladding

What makes this course special?

The facilities for construction training are excellent and stocked with materials, tools and equipment of a high standard.

Working in partnership with the Construction Skills – CSkills, the construction section has a strong track record of producing a highly-skilled workforce for the construction industry.

Learners will be working within the College's award winning brickwork department, which has a fully equipped workshop and modern classrooms which learners will use for training towards their qualification.

In addition to achieving outstanding qualification results, the brickwork department has a long and rich history of training apprentices to competition standard. We regularly achieve success in both the regional and national Guild of Bricklayers & Skillbuild competitions, competing with some of the top bricklaying students in the country.

Educational trips, visits and enrichment activities are included to provide candidates with a well-rounded and progressive learning environment.

Entry Requirements

For the Level 2 Apprenticeship you need five GCSEs in the A* to D or 9 to 3 range, including English and Maths or an equivalent level 1 functional skills qualification.

The Level 3 Apprenticeship requires five GCSEs in the A* to C or 9 to 4 range, including English and Maths or an equivalent level 2 functional skills qualification.

You will be invited to attend an interview to assess your suitability for the course and you need to secure a position with an employer.

What are the assessment methods?

For the theory modules you will be assessed via a series of classroom-based and multiple choice online exams. Practical pieces are built to technical drawing specifications and assessed in the workshop. Site-based assessments take place on-site and in the workplace.   

How long is the course?

Most students complete their Level 2 qualification within a two-year period including site experience.

What are the College attendance requirements?

Apprentices attend College on a day release basis, one day per week, over two years to obtain their Level 2 Diploma and NVQ.

What are the progression options?

On successful completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship you could progress to the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Bricklaying qualification. Upon completion of the Level 3 qualification, you will become a fully qualified craftsperson and be able to work in all areas of the construction industry.

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