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Bricklayer Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 (Standard)

Tresham College Bricklaying FE


Bricklayer Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 (Standard)

The Bricklaying Standard has been developed by Trailblazer and a range of employers across the Construction industry. The aim of the qualification is to meet the needs of individuals and employers working within the industry. The qualification is delivered over a 30-month period, with an additional 3 months to complete the End Point Assessment

Available Courses
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Starts: Various
Type: Apprenticeships
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Length: 3 years

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Course information

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for the Bricklaying Standard, but candidates need to be employed full time as an apprentice with an employer who can offer them experience across all areas of the standard.

Course content


  • Health and safety
  • Customer service
  • Communication
  • Buildings
  • Energy efficiency
  • Materials
  • Alternative construction techniques
  • Radial and battered brickwork
  • Feature and reinforced brickwork
  • Fireplaces and chimneys


  • Preparation of materials
  • Safe working
  • Working area
  • Masonry structures
  • Radial and battered brickwork
  • Feature and reinforced brickwork
  • Other brickwork
  • Building technology


  • Positive and mature attitude
  • Quality focused
  • Effective communication
  • Self-motivated learner
Assessment methods

Assessment will take place periodically as part of the college delivery as well as in the workplace; workplace observations will take place to ensure apprentices are developing their knowledge, skills and behaviours in line with their apprenticeship standard. Apprentices will be required to log all of their off the job training and evidence their work in the workplace through building a portfolio.

At the end of the programme, following agreement from the college and the employer, all apprentices undertake an End Point Assessment which consists of;-

  • Practical Skills Test
  • Professional Discussion
  • Knowledge Test

The End Point Assessment is completed over two days and is invigilated by an independent awarding body.


The Bricklaying Standard is a standalone qualification tested through the completion of the EPA and is graded as Pass or Distinction.

Functional Skills in Literacy and Numeracy must be achieved at Level 1; and all apprentices must attempt to achieve Level 2.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of the Apprenticeship you are able to apply for an operative CSCS card which enables you to work as Bricklayer within the industry.


Additional information

Prior to starting the programme you will receive an induction and will be instructed as to what you will be required to bring to the college on your day of attendance; and what the college will provide.

Duration and attendance

  • 30 months practical period
  • 33 months total duration
  • Block release over 30 months

Occupational profile

  • The construction sector is the driving force behind the UK economy, employing three mil-lion people and contributing 6.4% of GDP. Not only that, the construction industry is central to delivering the homes, schools, hospitals, energy and transport infrastructure our society demands. A career in the construction industry is like no other. Bricklaying is a core function within the construction sector, particularly the house building sector. The Government has a target to build significantly more new homes over the coming years and therefore the demand for bricklayers has never been higher.
  • Bricklayers lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures eg chimney stacks. 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 sec-tion of a building alongside other bricklaying gangs as well as other trades.
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Next Steps

How to apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.

Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747.

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.