Bricklayer Apprenticeship Standard Level 2

Start Date
Course Course
Construction & Building Trades
City Campus

About this Course

This course is for recent entrants to the sector, as well as existing employees, to progress in their career in bricklaying. Join us at City Campus to develop the practical skills and technical knowledge required to work in the Construction Industry as a bricklayer.

Key Units

Level 2 Extended Diploma Units

There are 9 mandatory units in the Diploma:
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Principles of Building: Construction, Information and Communication
  • Contributing to Setting Out and Building of Masonry Structures (Up to Damp Proof Course)
  • Carrying out Blocklaying Activities
  • Carrying out Bricklaying Activities
  • Carrying out Cavity Walling Activities
  • Building Solid Walling, Isolated and Attached Piers
  • Interpreting Working Drawings to Set Out Masonry Structures
  • Constructing Cavity Wall Forming Masonry Structures
An elective unit in Producing Thin Joint Masonry and Masonry Cladding can also be taken in addition to the above to reflect specific job role.

Level 2 NVQ Units
You will complete 5 mandatory units:
  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
  • Erecting Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Setting Out Masonry Structures in the Workplace
Plus 1 optional unit, determined by the type of work you carry out on site.

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs at grade D / 2 or above (or equivalent qualifications)
  • Existing employment / experience within the industry
Please note: if you are not already employed within the industry you will need to find a suitable employer to complete your apprenticeship with.


The Diploma is assessed through unit theory tests and practical end tests carried out in the college workshop.

For the NVQ, assessment involves building a portfolio of evidence gathered in the workplace which demonstrates that apprentices cover the range of skills required for their qualification.In addition, apprentices will be expected to complete initial assessments in English and Maths to ensure they are working at a suitable level in these subjects.

Where does this Lead

Progression routes for this apprenticeship may include:

Successful completion of this course enables learners to apply for the CSCS Blue Skilled Worker card.

Future Opportunities

Future career paths may include:

  • Working as a bricklayer in the construction industry
  • Working in a supervisory / managerial role in a construction environment

Tell Me More

Finding an Employer
You are encouraged to look for your own work placement. The college can help you to find a suitable placement but the emphasis is on you to find an employer. You can view our current apprenticeship vacancies here.

Travel Arrangements
Please also be aware that you may be required to travel to your apprenticeship placement. Apprentices are responsible for organising their own travel arrangements.

Extra Costs

You may be required to purchase PPE and tools to use at work.

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