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Apprenticeship training course

Bricklayer (level 2)

Laying bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls.

Qualification level
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Comply with health and safety regulations, standards, and guidance.
  • Identify and use personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Comply with environmental and sustainability regulations, standards, and guidance. Segregate resources for reuse, recycling and disposal.
  • Comply with industry regulations, standards, and guidance.
  • Read and interpret information from drawings and specifications.
  • Estimate and select required resources: For example, the quantity of bricks and blocks, mortar, wall ties and insulation.
  • Prepare and maintain a safe working area.
  • Select and use hand tools.
  • Maintain and store hand tools.
  • Set out brick and block cavity wall to given tolerances, including an opening.
  • Construct a stretcher bond brick and block cavity wall with return and opening to given tolerances, including installing a lintel with soldiers, brick and edge sill, closure around opening, insulation, fire stopping, cavity tray, damp proof course (DPC) and weep holes.
  • Apply joint finishes: For example, half round, flush, weather struck and recessed.
  • Set out and construct a simple brick solid wall with capping.
  • Gauge and hand mix mortar to ratio.
  • Measure and cut bricks and blocks using hand tools, to given tolerances.
  • Carry out a simple repair: For example, replacing damaged bricks.
  • Protect materials and finished work.
  • Verbally communicate with others, applying construction terminology.
  • Follow equity, diversity and inclusion guidance.
  • Applies team working principles to their own and the wider build team.
  • Identifies well-being support available to self and others.
  • Construct a brick wall with raking cut. For example, gable end wall or garden wall with raking cut.

Full information on Bricklayer (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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