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Brickwork Intermediate Apprenticeship

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    Bricklayers build and repair solid and cavity walls, block work, chimney stacks, and decorative stonework like archways. You might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects.

    As a bricklayer the projects you work on can range from a house extension to a large commercial development.

    If you enjoy doing practical things and you are interested in construction, this could be the perfect job for you.

    As a bricklayer, your work would include:

    • Measuring the work area and setting out the first rows of bricks (courses) and the damp course
    • Mixing mortar by hand or with a mechanical mixer
    • Shaping and trimming bricks using hammers, chisels and power tools
    • Checking that courses are straight using water or laser spirit levels and plumb lines

    To become a qualified bricklayer you will need to have:

    • Good practical skills
    • The ability to read plans
    • The ability to work in a well organised and accurate way
    • An awareness of safety issues, especially when working at heights and carrying loads
    • The ability to work as part of a team and with other tradespeople
    • A good level of fitness

    Salary range: £15,000 - £30,000+ for an average 38 to 42 hours per week.

    This apprenticeship programme is for one day per week in college over 2 years.

    Steel toe capped shoes/boots and sturdy clothing to protect your body will be required.

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    This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to work in a real construction environment.

    Elements of the apprenticeship

    • Level 2 Diploma and Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Bricklaying
    • Functional Skills: Level 1 English and Level 1 Mathematics
    • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
    • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

    Delivery model and duration

    • This apprenticeship will take 24 months to complete
    • Students will be required to spend one day per week in college
    • Students may need to attend additional workshops to complete their Functional Skills
    • Assessment takes place in the workplace (a number of visits will be scheduled)
    • Time will be required off the job to complete college work.

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We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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