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Bricklayer Apprenticeship

Bricklaying is a core function within the construction sector, particularly the house building sector. The Government has a target to build significantly more new homes over the coming years and therefore the demand for bricklayers has never been higher.

As an Apprentice Bricklayer you will lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures eg chimney stacks. You may also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. The range of sites and projects that you will work on include large commercial developments, new builds in housing, alterations, extensions and restorations. You may work one-on-one or on larger jobs where their bricklaying group (gang) may work on a particular section of a building alongside other bricklaying gangs as well as other trades.

As part of the Apprenticeship, you will have monthly workplace visits from a Learning Development Advisor, with 6 hours per week off the job training which will be tracked. You will build a portfolio showing your work-based evidence.

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Study Location
2 Years
depending on Level
Level 2
Qualification Level
1 day / week (term-time)
College Attendance

Entry Requirements

  • While there are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship, you may be required to do an Initial Assessment to ascertain your suitability for the course
  • If you do not hold a qualification in English & maths at Level 1, you will be required to pass Functional Skills in these subjects prior to the completion of the apprenticeship
    No other specific qualifications are required as full training will be given
  • Employment in the industry

What you will study

  • Health & Safety
  • Customer Service
  • Communication
  • Building
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Materials
  • Alternative Construction Techniques
  • Radial and Battered Brickwork
  • Feature and re-enforced Brickwork
  • Fireplaces and Chimneys
  • Preparation of Materials
  • Safe working
  • Working Area
  • Masonry structures
  • All brickwork techniques
  • Building Technology
  • Positive and mature attitude
  • Quality Focused
  • Effective Communication
  • Self-motivated learner

What's Next?


  • Bricklayer
  • Builder
  • Senior Builder
  • Site Manager
  • Contractor
To apply for an Apprenticeship, please complete the online application form and our Apprenticeship Team will contact you to arrange an interview.
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