Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Brickwork / bricklaying

Attendance:

Apprenticeship

Qualification:

Apprenticeship Standard

Course Start:

September

Course Length:

2 years

Location:

South Bank Campus

Cost:

Funding band - £9,000


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Course overview

This Bricklaying Apprenticeship is available to anyone aged over 16, you will need to be employed in the industry or have secured employment.

Bricklayers build and repair structures, walls, chimneys, walkways and foundations using various types of blocks and brick. Their work can range from a house extension to a major stadium project!

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.


What skills and qualities do apprentices need?

A careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work, the ability to work well in a team, a head for heights.


Entry requirements

You should be aged 16 or over and ideally already be employed or have secured a work placement, however we may be able to help you with this. Good GCSEs are recommended and you will be required to sit a skills assessment.

To search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies visit the national apprenticeship vacancy website.

If you are aged 16-18 and you are unable to find an apprenticeship, you can apply for a study programme and switch over at any point when you do find one.


What would apprentices learn at College?

  • How to use bricklaying tools and equipment
  • Set out and build brickwork, including simple arches and surrounding brickwork
  • Set out and build brickwork, including common decorative features such as oversailing courses and simple corbels
  • How to build using modern construction methods e.g. timber frame cladding
  • Preparation of materials
  • Interpret drawings and specifications
  • Measure the work area and set out level first courses of bricks to a plan, including bonds for openings and the damp course

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will be expected to further your skills in English and maths.


Current vacancies

Current vacancies from employers we work with will be shown here.

If none are showing, you can search and register for job alerts on the apprenticeship vacancy website.


Information for employers

If you are considering taking on an apprentice and would like to find out more about the Bricklaying Apprenticeship please get in touch with the apprenticeship team.

They will be able to advise you on the course content, offer advice for levy and non-levy payers and provide details on the end point assessment (EPA).

From 1st April 2021 all employers are required to use the government apprenticeship service to secure funding for any apprentices they wish to employ.  Apprentices will be unable to start their course at college without reserving funding. 

We can assist you with this process by providing informative emails, videos and telephone assistance, please get in touch to find out more.

Call:

0113 222 6041

Email:

wblinfo@lcb.ac.uk


Next steps

After completing this course there are a number of options available, depending on your final grade you could move onto a level 3 apprenticeship, into higher education or seek permanent employment.

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