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. A bricklayer may work one-on-one or on larger jobs where their bricklaying group (gang) may work on a particular section of a building alongside other bricklaying gangs as well as other trades.
You will study units from the list below which relate to your job role;
- Construct masonry cladding
- Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures
- Construct solid walling incorporating isolated and attached piers
- Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
- Set out masonry structures
- Understanding construction technology
- Understanding information, quantities and communication with others
Upon completion you could progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Bricklaying or apply for job roles including:
On completion of this Apprenticeship, the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level. As a result of achieving the Apprenticeship, there will be an entitlement to join the Federation of Master Builders’ continuous professional development (CPD) scheme for individual tradespeople.