Bricklaying and Trowel Occupations Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

Bricklaying and Trowel Occupations Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

Duration: 18 months
Course ID: Bricklaying and Trowel Occupations Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship
Qualification: Level 2 NVQ in Bricklaying and Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying. You would work towards gaining your CSCS card (Health and Safety)
Entry requirements: As outlined

Why this apprenticeship?

Do you like working in a hands-on environment? Do you like learning in a more practical way? Are you are hard worker and prepared to work outside in all weathers?

If so the construction industry might be for you!

The Bricklaying and Trowel Occupations Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship is a recognised qualification across the construction sector.

You will spend one day a week (20% of your time) with Hull Training and AduIt Education and the rest of the week on site with your employer.

You will learn the basics of bricklaying and once your skills have been developed we would move on to more advanced skills.

Entry requirements

You need to be aged 16 and over

GCSE’s at grade’s 9 – 4 in maths an English (A – C)

You do not need any prior bricklaying qualifications but you do need to be employed to start this course.

If you are not employed then we can help look for an employer or the level 1 might be a great starting point for you.

Course content

During this course you will learn a full range of skills that a qualified Bricklayer needs including:

  • Health safety and welfare in construction
  • Setting out brickwork
  • Mixing mortar
  • Laying bricks and blocks
  • Moving and handling

What qualifications will I achieve?

Learners who successfully complete this apprenticeship will be awarded with:

  • Level 2 NVQ in Bricklaying
  • Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying

You would work towards gaining your CSCS card (Health and Safety)

You may have to continue working on your English and maths if you did not get a 4 or above at GCSE, we have a dedicated team who will support you to gain those qualifications.

What next?

Here you will find some potential career pathways once you have completed your apprenticeship with us.


Key tasks 

  • measuring work areas and setting out the first rows of bricks or blocks
  • mixing mortar by hand or with a mechanical mixer
  • applying mortar with a trowel and laying bricks on top of each other
  • shaping and trimming bricks using hammers, chisels and power tools
  • checking that rows are straight using a spirit level and plumb line


Key tasks 

You’ll be working with materials like sandstone, limestone, slate, marble and granite. Your day-to-day duties may include:

  • building stone walls or fitting cladding using mortar and specialist fixings
  • repairing damaged stonework on old buildings and monuments
  • carving or repairing statues or memorial headstones
  • making and fitting stonework like window frames, archways and ornamental garden pieces


Key tasks 

  • discussing clients’ needs
  • working from plans made by garden designers or landscape architects
  • ordering supplies
  • preparing the ground or interior space
  • installing features like paving, paths, water features and rock gardens
  • turfing and seeding lawns
  • planting and pruning trees and shrubs
  • putting in new plants
  • advising the client on how to look after the space
  • providing on-going maintenance


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