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Apprenticeship training course

Stonemason (level 2)

Install new natural sustainable and ethically sourced stone or conserve, repair or replace existing natural stone in buildings and/or landscape projects.

Qualification level
2
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction
Maximum funding
£11,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Banker stonemason
  • Exterior stone fixer
  • Heritage stonemason
  • Interior stone fixer
  • Memorial stonemason
  • Stone facade preservation
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Core - Carry out safe stonemasonry working practices, comply with health, safety and welfare legislation, conduct risk assessments; Report any workplace hazards, incidents, near misses, accidents or emergencies.
  • Core - Apply all safeguards and complete pre-use checks when using tools.
  • Core - Select and use the appropriate tools, components and equipment; Repair and maintain tools, components and equipment.
  • Core - Plan the sequence of stonemasonry work required; Ensure work is completed safely within the allocated time and budget and report any situations which affect the work schedule.
  • Core - Select the required type and quantity of materials, move, handle and store safely.
  • Core - Set out and work stone to receive enrichments such as flat, moulded, straight and curved, internal and external mitres, stop ends and returned ends.
  • Core - Produce enrichments such as repeated enrichment (egg and dart, or tongue and dart, or bead and reel), v-cut carving, high relief carving or low relief carving.
  • Core - Position and secure the stones in the required locations and identify bedding planes to suit the use of the stone component; When securing stone, ensure correct measurement, marking out, shape, level, fit, finish and position.
  • Core - Comply with specific organisational and manufacturer's quality standards as required by the job specification and report any variation in quality, implementing agreed corrective actions where required.
  • Core - Clean and tidy work area when work is finished; Store, transport and dispose of masonry waste; Reduce, reuse or recycle waste produced; Use work practices and resources which will contribute to zero/low carbon outcomes
  • Core - Communicate with colleagues/customers; use industry terminology.
  • Core - Ensure the products are the right size and fit to meet the design specification.

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

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