Bricklayers are responsible for building or repairing walls in accordance with construction plans. These dynamic construction workers also build or refurbish chimneys, arches and other structures. If you enter this profession, you might be working on construction projects of all sizes, ranging from small residential dwellings to large commercial properties.
Bricklayers build and repair structures, walls, chimneys, walkways and foundations using various types of blocks and brick. Their work can range from a house extension to a major
stadium project. An apprenticeship is a job with training. You will be employed at least 30 hours a week, with 80% of your working hours in your day-to-day role, and the remaining 20% of your time engaged in training or study.
What You'll Learn
How to use bricklaying tools and equipment:
• How to set out basic building work.
• How to build simple brick/block walls.
• How to build solid walls.
• How to build cavity walls.
• How to build using modern construction methods e.g. timber frame cladding.
This level 3 apprenticeship allows students to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Bricklaying.
It covers the following skills:
• Repair and maintain masonry structures.
• Constructing radial and battered brickwork.
• Carrying out decorative and reinforced brickwork.
• Constructing fireplaces and chimneys.
You must have achieved the level 2 NVQ Diploma to commence the level 3 NVQ Diploma
How you will be assessed
You will be assessed through observations carried out on sit by your assessor. You will have to complete a e-portfolio of evidence with photos. A professional discussion will also take place with the assessor.
You must wear PPE at college and in the workshops
If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.
For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.
If you are aged 19 or over there is no government funding available for this course. However you may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan for the course fee.
Course and Career progression
Students could progress into employment as a bricklayer or progress on to higher level apprenticeships in Construction Site Management. This qualification entitles you to work on site and also to become self-employed. Alternatively, you can progress by applying for an alternative craft qualification in other trades such as plastering, painting decorating, site or bench carpentry.
What Happens Next
You can express your interest for this apprenticeship by completing a Leicester College application form or alternatively you can apply for one of our live apprenticeship vacancies via the College website. Our apprenticeships can also be found on the government’s apprenticeship site, gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship. As with any other job application, if you are shortlisted then you will be invited for interview at the employer’s premises. You can apply for as many apprenticeship vacancies as you want.