Bricklayer Apprenticeship Standard (Level 2)


This course is ideal for those who wish to work as a Bricklayer in the construction sector. The course has been designed to help you to learn, develop and practice the skills required in employment and/or career progression within the construction industry.  Sucessful achievement completion of the two year programme and end point assessment gains the certification of this standard.

There is no formal qualification to complete whilst on this standard. The standard has been developed for achievement in a real workplace environment which means you need to be employed as an apprentice to undertake this qualification.

This course enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work as a Bricklayer within the construction industry.

Am I Ready?

There are no formal entry requirements to take this qualification. This qualification can be undertaken without any previous training or qualifications in this subject area. Apprentices must have secured employment in the sector, as an apprentice and satisfied the entry requirements of the Employer. Apprentices must complete or have previously completed recognised English and mathematics level 1 qualifications and be working towards a level 2 in both subjects during their apprenticeship.

Course Details

This qualification covers all the main skills and knowledge you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work as a Bricklayer. The learner will learn key practical skills, knowledge and behaviours in all aspects of bricklaying including the practical elements of: preparation of materials, safe working areas, masonry structures including interpreting drawings and specifications, measuring, mixing, laying bricks, shaping and trimming blocks and bricks, use of levels and laying to a gauge, ensuring thermal qualities, airtightness and maintaining ventilation, removal of waste materials and repairing and renewing masonry structures. Radial and battered brickwork, Feature and re-enforced brickwork, Block laying, Cavity walling, brick inspection chambers, joint finishes and setting out and Building technology.


Assessment will take place both during and at the end of the Apprenticeship (EPA), with completion being dependent on successful achievement of all the elements and the endorsement of the employer after a professional discussion, with the apprentice training provider (Grantham College). A portfolio of evidence to underpin the knowledge required for oral questioning during the EPA. The EPA is graded pass, fail or distinction Pass or Fail) after the completion of a knowledge test, skills test and oral questioning.

Additional Information

The construction industry is undergoing a massive change and traditional skills are in short supply. There are very good opportunities in the workplace for skilled craftspeople to progress onto supervisory or management positions. Grasp this opportunity now and you will have a bright future in the construction industry.

Your Next Steps

On completion of this standard you will have obtained the skills, knowledge and understanding and demonstrated competence to progress on to an advanced apprenticeship standard/framework in the same or similar occupational area or enable entry into supervisory and management positions within the workplace. Industry will accept the qualification on its own as entry to a job role. The achievement of this standard will meet the requirements of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) ‘Skilled Worker’ standard in Bricklaying, or secure employment as a bricklayer.

Course Details
Code: PWA90519 Type: Part Time Dates: 1 August 2023
Entry Requirements: See “Am I Ready?”
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