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Bricklayer Apprenticeship Level 2

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    September 2024

  • Venue
    Easton College

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2024, Apprenticeship


The range of sites and projects that bricklayers work on include large commercial developments, new builds, alterations, extensions and restorations. A bricklayer may work one-on-one or on larger jobs where they may work on a section of a building alongside other professionals and tradespeople.

Course content includes:

  • Health and safety hazards, current regulations and legislation.
  • Principles of high-quality customer service.
  • Different eras and types of construction methods, insulation considerations, sustainability, facilities management and fire, moisture and air protection.
  • Modern methods of construction, rapid build technology, and alternative block, masonry, steel and timber- based cladding systems.
  • Set out and build brickwork, including complex arches and surrounding brickwork, curved on plan, concave and convex brickwork and battered brickwork.
  • Preparation of materials and the work area.
  • Brick skills (cavity walling, blockwork, bonding).

You will complete the Level 2 Bricklayer apprenticeship standard.

  • This apprenticeship will involve college attendance and off the job training.
  • You will also develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.
  • You need to have an employer to support your apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role.
  • The typical length of this apprenticeship course is 27 months.
  • The next cohort will start in September 2024 at the Easton campus.

Contact our Apprenticeships Team to find out when our next course start date is. If you already have an employer for your apprenticeship, or would like more information on how to find an apprenticeship, please click Apply Now.

If you are an employer who is looking to recruit an apprentice or already have someone you would like to enrol onto the apprenticeship course, please contact our Apprenticeships Team on 01603 773365 or email to discuss the next steps.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Grade 2/E in Maths and English (Language or Literature) or Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English
    In order to enrol onto an apprenticeship, you must be employed in a relevant job role and undertake a range of tasks which would enable you to complete the apprenticeship qualification.

Learning Outcomes

For the full apprenticeship, candidates will complete:

  • Level 2 Bricklayer apprenticeship standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English (if applicable)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths (if applicable)


Training and assessments are delivered in the workplace and in college. Apprentices will be required to attend college-based sessions as part of their training, whilst also completing off-the-job training in the workplace. You will also complete assessments and observations in the workplace.

You will need to complete Level 2 Maths and English before the End Point Assessment (EPA).

At the end of the apprenticeship you will complete an EPA which consists of:

  • 60- minute multiple- choice knowledge test consisting of 40 questions
  • 60- minute questioning session with an independent assessor
  • 12- hour practical skills assessment


Apprentices may wish to pursue Master Craftsman status to further their career- this would include further training and a longer apprenticeship in Bricklaying and Site Supervision. Alternatively, apprentices may wish to progress on to higher education.

Career Progression

Career progression may include continuation, development or promotion at work or within this sector, or further specialisms such as stonemasonry or journeyman. A blue CSCS card is also attainable after successfully completing the course.


Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, and the size of the company.
For employers with less than 50 employees who do not pay the apprenticeship levy and who take on an apprentice who is aged between 16-21 at the start of their apprenticeship, there will be no direct cost and the full training costs will be covered by Government funding. If the apprentice is aged 22+ the government partially subsides the training costs and the employer will need to pay 5% of the costs. In the case of this course, the fee would be £650.
For an employer with more than 50 employees a 5% charge will be implemented regardless of the age of the apprentice which in this case would be £650.
A levy paying company will pay the full cost of the apprenticeship from their levy account which in this case would be £13,000.
Please note that course fees are to be paid by the employer and apprentices must not be asked to make a financial contribution toward their training.
To discuss apprenticeship course fees in more detail or for more information on recruiting an apprentice, please contact 01603 773365 or

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