Brickwork Apprenticeship (Level 2 Intermediate and Level 3 Advanced)

Course Information

  • Course Code: TCB350
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
  • Study Mode: Part time
Overview

If you want a career in the Brickwork trade then this Apprenticeship is for you. The Trowel Occupations Apprenticeship offers a combination of qualifications that will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to work as a Bricklayer in the Construction industry. You will be working in a construction environment where your duties could encompass many areas of brickwork such as place and finish, none specialist concrete, set out and erect masonry structures and efficient work practices.

If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

What will I study?

What will I study?

  • Erecting masonry structures
  • Providing details of masonry structures
  • Setting out masonry structures
  • Saw materials and equipment
  • Brick and block-work walling
  • Construction walling details
  • Setting out basic buildings
  • Adhering to health and safety regulations.
Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to study an Apprenticeship at Blackburn College. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.

Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment for themselves too.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Course work
  • Exams
  • Oral questioning
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical demonstration/assignment
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination
What can I do next?

The Level 2 Apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to progress on to the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Brickwork. Once you have completed the Apprenticeship as a qualified Bricklayer you will be equipped with the necessary skills and qualifications required for working within the Trowel industry. Bricklaying and craft masonry have a wide range of opportunities that Apprentices can be involved with in a structured career path, such as new builds and refurbishments.

This Apprenticeship will enable progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Brickwork. After gaining work experience in the chosen occupational area there are also opportunities to progress into occupational work supervision, management or technical support areas.

Your Study Programme

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Future income

A bricklaying labourer can earn up to £15,000 a year. Qualified bricklayers can earn between £16,000 and £23,000 a year. Experienced bricklayers, including instructors, can earn up to £30,000 a year.

Overtime and various allowances can add to your income.

Self-employed bricklayers set their own pay rates.

Figures are intended as a guideline only.

 

Traineeships

If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

Additional Apprenticeship Information

Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week and an Apprenticeship takes between one and five years* to complete, depending upon the level of Apprenticeship and the industry sector. Most of the training is delivered in the workplace, so you will learn the skills you need to do the job well. The rest of the training is given by Blackburn College, either at the workplace, in College or via e-learning. The training is specifically tailored to ensure you develop the skills the employer wants, giving apprentices a real advantage in the workplace.

This means that apprentices not only have better long term salary prospects, but they also have excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace.

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