Level 2 Bricklayer

Level 2 Bricklayer

A Funded Construction Apprenticeship Standard for Bricklayer

Bricklayers 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. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. The range of sites and projects that bricklayers will work on include large commercial developments, new builds in housing, alterations, extensions and restorations.

The employee must meet a minimum level of English and Maths skills in order to undertake this course.

To be eligible – you must:

  • Be aged 16 years or older
  • Have been resident in the UK/EU for at least three years prior to commencing your apprenticeship
  • Be employed in England and have a Contract of Employment
  • Work for at least 30 hours per week
  • Not currently enrolled onto any other apprenticeship, or another DfE funded FE/HE programme

Programme Structure

The apprenticeship is made up of the following components:

  • Level 2 Bricklayer Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills English and Maths (Level 1)
  • Functional Skills English and Maths (Level 2) must be attempted before completion of the apprenticeship although this does not have to be achieved to complete the apprenticeship.

Training Covers


  • Health and safety
  • Customer service
  • Communication
  • Buildings
  • Energy efficiency
  • Materials
  • Alternative construction techniques
  • Radial and battered brickwork
  • Feature and reinforced brickwork
  • Fireplaces and chimneys


  • Preparation of materials
  • Safe working
  • Working area
  • Masonry structures
  • Radial and battered brickwork
  • Feature and reinforced brickwork
  • Other brickwork
  • Building technology

Training is arranged to suit your business needs:

The Bricklayer Apprenticeship includes a 20% off-the-job training requirement.

Training takes on average 30 months to complete, however this can be shorter dependent upon whether the employee has any recognition of prior learning (RPL) or unit/credit exemptions. We will discuss this with your staff at enrolment.

Assessment Practice

Regular evaluation sessions with managers and trainers will allow apprentices to practice end assessment activities such as practical observations, Q&A sessions, reviewing the apprentice’s portfolio of evidence and a series of professional discussions. To prepare for a final end point assessment apprentices will be asked to complete a number of activities in-between visits to build confidence and competence in the knowledge, skills and behaviours areas.

End Point Assessment

Apprentices access End Point Assessment following a gateway discussion with their employer and trainer where entry requirements are discussed, checked and recorded including functional skills at the required level. The End Point Assessment will include the following types of assessment:

  • Knowledge Test
  • Skills Test
  • Oral Questioning

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