A funded advanced apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations (Construction)
This qualification is for learners who work or want to work as a bricklayer in the construction sector. It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in bricklaying. It covers areas such as working on a construction site, setting out structures and carrying out complex building work.
If an employee already works in construction or are just starting their career as an apprentice, this is an opportunity to demonstrate their competence.
- The training is funded if the employee does not already hold a level 4 qualification (or equivalent), or higher qualification.
- The employee must meet a minimum level of English and Maths skills in order to undertake this course.
To be eligible – employees must:
- Be aged 16 years or older
- Have been resident in the UK/EU for at least three years prior to commencing their apprenticeship
- Be employed in England and have a Contract of Employment
- Work for at least 30 hours per week
- Not currently be undertaking any other Government funded course or attending full-time education
Training is arranged to suit your business needs:
The minimum Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the advanced apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations (Construction) is 1276 hours.
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.
The course is made up of the following four components:
- Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction)
- Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying
- Functional Skills English and Maths (Level 2)
- Employment Responsibilities and Rights (ERR)
- Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
- Erecting masonry structures in the workplace
- Confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace
- Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace
- Erecting complex masonry structures in the workplace
- Setting out complex masonry structures in the workplace
- Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace
- Setting out masonry structures in the workplace
Optional Units (Must choose 1)
- Erecting masonry cladding in the workplace
- Erecting thin joint masonry structures in the workplace
- Maintaining slate and tile roofing in the workplace
- Producing external solid render finishes in the workplace
- Producing internal solid plastering finishes in the workplace
- Repairing and maintaining masonry structures in the workplace
- Placing and finishing non-specialist concrete in the workplace
- Installing drainage in the workplace
Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying
- Six mandatory units.
Functional Skills (Level 2)
- Everyday English and Maths to bring skills up to date. This consists of teaching, three tests and two practical assignments.
Employment Responsibilities and Rights
- Nine standards of attainment relating to employment.