Bricklayer (Apprenticeship Level 2)
Bricklayers lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures e.g. chimney stacks. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. 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 one-on-one or on larger jobs where their bricklaying group (gang) may work on a particular section of a building alongside other bricklaying gangs as well as other trades.
Entry requirements will be determined by individual employers ensure you have the ability to achieve at least level 1 in English and maths.
If not already achieved, the apprentice will have to achieve Level 1 English and maths and take the test for level 2 prior to taking their end-point assessment. If level 2 English and maths has previously been achieved, the development of English and maths skills will continue throughout the apprenticeship.
Typical completion time is likely to be 24-30 months. This may reduce if an apprentice has gained previous relevant knowledge and skills.
On completion of this Apprenticeship, the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level and will be able to progress onto the advanced apprenticeship in Bricklaying. As a result of achieving the Apprenticeship, there will be an entitlement to join the Federation of Master Builders’ continuous professional development (CPD) scheme for individual tradespeople.
Levy paying employers may fund apprentices on this programme from their Apprenticeship Account and non-levy paying SMEs through the co-funded option. There may be a small fee for some SME’s.
The EPA consists of the following three assessments:
- knowledge test will consist of forty multiple-choice questions
- skills test will consist of 3 simulated practical tasks
- oral questioning will consist of approximately fifteen questions
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