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Craft Bricklayer Apprenticeship

Craft bricklayers are masters in their field and often provide technical leadership and supervise the work of others.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to set out and lay bricks, brick specials, blocks and other materials to construct and repair complex walls and features such as chimneys, battered, angled, radial and decorative masonry work. Craft bricklayers plan and organise the work site, both for themselves and others and verify the quality of the work of others within their team. They are technical experts in their team, providing direction and advice to others and advise on work approach and problem solving. They are responsible for ensuring the masonry element of the construction programme is delivered to specification, time and in a safe and sustainable manner.

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
18 Months
depending on Level
Level 3
Qualification Level
1 day / week (term-time)
College Attendance

Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 Bricklaying Apprenticeship
  • If you do not hold a qualification in English & maths at Level 2, you will be required to pass Functional Skills in these subjects prior to the completion of the apprenticeship
  • Relevant industry experience
  • Employment in the industry

What you will study

  • Safety Control equipment and safety techniques
  • Environmental management systems and standards, the principles of building construction
  • Transfer levels, methods and techniques
  • Methods of interpreting information from drawings, and specifications
  • Implement and monitor safe systems of work and control measures
  • Identify and use safety control equipment including RPE, dust suppression and PPE
  • Set out and build curved masonry work for example, concave or convex
  • Obtain, monitor and rotate stock and supplies
  • Construct walls with complex elements
  • Set out and build a decorative brick features, set out and build off square horizontal on plan angled masonry work
  • Take personal responsibility for their own health and safety
  • Support an inclusive culture
  • Take responsibility for the quality of work and encourage others to work to high standards
  • Collaborate and promote teamwork across disciplines and external stakeholders

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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