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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
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
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 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.
  • Banker Stonemason - Produce enrichments for example 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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