Bricklayers may work on a range of projects and sites from housing new-builds to alterations, extensions and large commercial developments. As well as building from scratch, you can also work on refurbishing and restoration projects.
If you choose the apprenticeship route you will be able to work, earn and learn from the start. Gaining invaluable real world
experience, while gaining theoretical and advanced skills usually by attending college one day per week. If you are not ready to start working straight away, you may want to spend a year on a full-time Level 1 qualification first to build your confidence and skills, while finding an employer prepared to take you on for an apprenticeship.
Share this course with someone you know...
You would like to pursue a career in brickwork and earn while you learn.
GCSEs in English and maths at grade 4 or above and a relevant Level 2 qualification.
By the end of this two-year apprenticeship, you will know how to carry out structural and decorative brickwork, repair and maintain masonry structures and erect complex masonry structures. You will have developed good communication skills and learnt how to plan projects and produce quotes for clients.
Key topics covered in this advanced programme include:
• Analysing technical information, quantities and communication with others
• Construction of complex masonry structures
• Construction of decorative features
• Health, safety and welfare in construction
• Repair and maintenance of masonry structures.
To spend one day per week at college learning new technical skills and theory, however there will also be periods of week-long block training at college when you will participate in larger construction projects such as building chimneys, working with obtuse angles and creating arches.
Earning while you learn, from £100 per week as an apprentice.
University study such as our FdSc Construction & the Built Environment, employment in this industry at a supervisory level or work towards becoming a site supervisor with more experience.
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.