Level 2 Bricklayer | Furness College
Level 2 Bricklayer

Level 2 Bricklayer

Course Content

The apprenticeship will cover a wide range of knowledge, skills and behaviours all of which will assist the apprentice in their role. These will include:

Knowledge - Health and safety, Customer service, Communication, Buildings, Energy efficiency, Materials, Alternative construction techniques, Radial and battered brickwork, Feature and reinforced brickwork, Fireplaces and chimneys.
Skills - Preparation of materials,
Safe working, Working area, Masonry structures, Radial and battered brickwork, Feature and reinforced brickwork, other brickwork, Building technology.
Behaviours - Positive and mature attitude, Quality focused, Effective communication, Self-motivated learner.

What qualification will I achieve?

  • Successful apprentices will achieve the Level 2 Bricklayer Standard

How long is the course?

  • Typical completion time is likely to be 24-30 months. This may reduce if an apprentice has gained previous relevant knowledge and skills.

How will I learn?

  • The apprenticeship will largely take place at the site of the employer, using day to day working activities to underpin knowledge that is learnt. A portion of the apprenticeship will take place at Furness College through classroom or workshop based learning. This is likely to be as part of a day release from the employer.

What subjects will I study?

Apprentice - Level 2 in Decorative Occupations This will include: how to store materials and equipment effectively and safely, how to erect and work safely on platforms, preparing surfaces for decorating, applying paint materials by brush and roller and applying standard wallpapers to non-complex surface areas. Advanced Apprentice Level 3 in Decorative Occupations This will include: contributing to establishing the operational area, contributing to the progress of operations, assisting the organisation of resources, co-ordinating activities to paint by brush and roller, co-ordinating activities to hang wall coverings to complex areas and co-ordinating activities to produce advanced specialist finishes.

How will I be assessed?

At the end of the apprenticeship students will be expected to take part in an end point assessment. The End-point Assessment will assess how an apprentice can apply their skills, knowledge and behaviours acquired in their apprenticeship, through the three assessments carried out at the end of the apprenticeship after the apprentice has completed the 24-30 month duration of on-programme learning:
1. Knowledge test – Multiple choice questions
2. Skills Test - this assessment will holistically assess skills, knowledge and behaviours acquired throughout the apprenticeship
3. Oral questioning - It will extend and amplify the ability demonstrated in the skills test.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need boots, overalls, stationery and drawing equipment.

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

  • Individual employers set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, although some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification. Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us: T: 01229 825017 E: info@furness.ac.uk www.furness.ac.uk


Typical job roles

This apprenticeship is aimed at people currently in the below role or seeking employment in the below roles.

  • Bricklayer
  • Craft Mason
  • Royal Engineer (Bricklayer and Concrete Specialist)

What opportunities will this lead to?

What opportunities will this lead to?
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. 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. 
Progression comes in a variety of ways after achieving the apprenticeship, which are:

•Progression onto HE Learning

• Progression onto Higher Apprenticeship levels

• The potential for advancement in their job role

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