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Apprenticeship Trowel Occupations Level 2

Ashington Campus
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NVQ / Diploma in Trowel Occupations and Bricklaying, Health and Safety and Employer Rights and Responsibilities Certificates.

Start Date:
10 September

Who is the course for?

The course is for anyone who has an interest in the construction industry who would like to develop their skills and knowledge to become a bricklayer qualified to a level 2 diploma standard. You ll benefit from our strong employer links, which open the door to work experience opportunities, industry visits and professional mentoring.

Our courses combine hands-on training, the highest industry standards and employability skills to give you a real head start in your career. We provide superb purpose-built facilities with generous space for practical construction. Our expert staff have vast experience as well as great contacts across the industry.

You can showcase your skills through high-profile competitions, community initiatives and real-world projects set by employers. Studying at level 2, you ll strengthen and broaden your skills in bricklaying. You will be able to demonstrate your experience and knowledge to an employer and will have the capacity to take on extra responsibility as you advance your career in construction.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

You should have two GCSEs at Grade D in English and maths or a relevant Level 1 qualification and have an interest in bricklaying. Following a successful interview and initial assessment results, you will be allocated a place to study the practical and theoretical elements of bricklaying. You will need an employer in the brickwork industry to be able to do this course.

What will I study on the course?

You will learn thin joint masonry cladding, solid walling, cavity walling and both isolated and attached piers. Ideal if you are employed as a bricklayer and wish to develop your skills and gain a recognised Qualification.

New bricklayers: you will attend college one day per over the two years and spend the remaining time working for your employer. Experienced bricklayers: you will access an individual training package to build on your existing skills and knowledge. You will develop the skills and knowledge to become a competent bricklayer through a series of comprehensive practical training and workshop activities. You can start your Apprenticeship at any time in the year.

Your progress will be assessed by practical and knowledge based assignments, additional work based assessments will be carried out by our assessment team. You will also complete a Health and Safety assessment and your maths and English skills will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

You may also study Functional Skills; you will be tested at the start of your course to identify your needs.

NVQ / Diploma in Trowel Occupations and Bricklaying, Health and Safety and Employer Rights and Responsibilities Certificates.

After successfully completing the course you could progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations which will build skills and knowledge to advanced craft level and equip advanced apprentices with supervisory and management skills.

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here

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