So you want a Career in Construction!
Bricklaying is a key trade in the Construction Industry. A Bricklayer will build and maintain a range of structures including internal and external walls on new houses and commercial projects, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative work such as archways and garden walls. This will all be carried out using the tools and the materials of the trade.
Your target qualification will depend on which programme you are on.
SKILLS FOR WORK
This course is available through the Training for Success programme under options for Skills for Your Life & Skills for Work. It is an introductory course looking at building skills erecting brick and blockwork structures. It is both practical and knowledge based.
PROGRAMME LED APPRENTICESHIP IN BRICKLAYING
On this programme you will complete the level 2 trade qualifications in Bricklaying. You do not need to be employed to complete it but you MUST be in placement to develop real work experience. It will cover a wide range of skill areas in bricklaying including setting out, building to line, construction of corners and arches and damp proofing. It will provide you with the knowledge & understanding to carry out an effective role as a tradesperson.
LEVEL 2 APPRENTICESHIP IN TROWEL OCCUPATIONS
This course is only available to candidates who are employed as Bricklayers. It follows the same qualifications as the Programme Led Apprenticeship and lead to your recognition as a qualified Bricklayer. You will be assessed in the full range of skills in bricklaying while working on site.
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