Brickwork Intermediate Apprenticeship

This course is designed to give you the relevant training and education required to become a successful craftsperson in brickwork and associated trowel trades. Learning through practical and theory sessions at College is teamed with work-based experience and training in order to achieve an NVQ and a Diploma at level 2 in Brickwork.

Course Content

The course combines developing your practical and theoretical skills at College, together with experience gained in the workplace. By the end of the course you should be trained in basic building skills.

Brickwork Level 2 Units include:

  • Setting Out a Building
  • Construct Brick and Block Work
  • Construct Walling Detail

As part of the Apprenticeship framework you will also complete Employment Rights and Responsibilities, and Functional Skills Level 1 in English and maths.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualification requirements. Candidates should have a strong interest in the area of brickwork. You will need to be dedicated and committed to your study and be responsible for your own learning. You will be required to attend an interview with the Work Based Learning team and be asked to complete basic skills assessments in literacy and numeracy followed by the CITB spatial awareness assessment. Students on this course are required to be employed in a suitable work placement with a building company.

What Can I Do Next?

Possible progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship. Bricklaying and craft masonry offer a wide range of opportunities such as working on new builds and refurbishments.

Brickwork Intermediate Apprenticeship
Outline: Recruiting now for September 2019
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateStarting employment as an apprentice can occur throughout the year however the start-date for attending college for training, where required, will be communicated post-employment and sign-up
Apprenticeship Funding Band (Levy paying employers)£5,000
Employer Contribution Fee (Non-levy paying employers)£500
What will this cost my Business?

Non-levy paying employers will need to contribute 10% of the maximum funding band as published by the Skills Funding Agency for the delivery of training and assessment for their apprenticeship. Levy paying employers will pay the full cost of the agreed funding band using their Digital Apprenticeship account.

Apprenticeship Funding Bands

Apprenticeship Funding Bands
Employers with less than 50 employees who are recruiting an apprentice aged 16-18 years old will not be required to pay the contribution fee.
Any associated cost to the individual will be made clear at the interview.


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