Course overviewBrickwork Level 2 Apprenticeship City of Bristol College
This day-release apprenticeship lasts for a minimum of 30 months. In that time, you will become a bricklayer.
You will learn skills on site, like building brickwork and blockwork, to help construct buildings and other structures.
The Brickwork apprenticeship will give you more than qualifications. When you finish the course, you will have the skills and knowledge you need to work as a bricklayer in the construction industry.
You need to find your own employer as part of your application for an apprenticeship, but we will help you with this.
Who is this course 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. You should be employed or have a current offer of employment in the bricklaying sector.
What you'll learn
This course will teach you the knowledge and practical skills to become a trained bricklayer. The apprenticeship is made up of routine reviews of learning including:
- evidence of knowledge
- skills and behaviours
- coaching and training to prepare you for EPA
- recording of 20% off the job.
You may be required to study functional skills in English and Maths.
Course entry requirements
Prospective applicants should:
- have at least 3 GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or above, including English Language and Maths.
- achieve a Level 1 or above in an initial assessment, provided by the College.
- be able to demonstrate a high degree of enthusiasm and a guarantee to succeed and prepare effectively for employment.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
Through the course, you will create a site diary. You will be assessed via evidence including workplace observations, professional discussions, academic and professional workplace reviews. There will also be practical assessments.
When undertaking an apprenticeship, you will study a mixture of both work-based learning and training at College. You will also undertake an endpoint assessment (EPA) to complete your competency in bricklaying.
Your employer will pay the minimum apprenticeship wage while you are learning your trade.
Future career and study opportunities
You will be able to work in the industry as a qualified bricklayer. You could also progress onto a site management course.
As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.
You will need your own protective footwear for practical sessions. You may also need a high visibility vest, protective goggles and gloves for some tasks. We offer some equipment which is free for you to use in College.
If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.
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Fees and applications
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Apprenticeship fees will be agreed between your employer and the College. You will get paid, alongside gaining a qualification. Find out more about apprenticeships.