Bricklaying Level 2

The Basics

Sector: Construction
Awarding Body: NOCN and City and Guilds
Qualification: Level 2 Bricklayer Standard
Qualification Type: Apprenticeship Standard
Duration: 24 to 30 months
Type of Assessment: Continuous assessment throughout the programme

What you will Learn

> Ability to build masonry structures
> Setting out of masonry structures
> Repairing and maintaining masonry structures
> Creating masonry cladding
> Working effectively both as an individual and as a team to meet deadlines
> Correctly moving, storing and handling of resources


The construction industry is vital to our economy and society, and few sectors have such an impact on communities across the UK.

Bricklaying is one of the key trades within the construction industry and as a bricklayer you will learn to lay bricks, pre-cut stone and concrete blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required for this role however it is preferential that you have either completed the Construction Study Programme or have some experience of working within this industry.

Roles Available in this Sector

> Bricklayer
> General Builder
> Stonemason
> Construction Manager


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Learner Life & Well-Being

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

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I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

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The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

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