Level 3 Craft Bricklayer Apprenticeship
Construction & Construction Trades
Students aged 16-18 | Adults
What is the course about?
The broad purpose of the occupation is to set out and lay bricks, brick specials, blocks and other materials to construct and repair complex walls and features such as chimneys, battered, angled, radial and decorative masonry work. Craft bricklayers plan and organise the work site, both for themselves and others and verify the quality of the work of others within their team. They are technical experts in their team, providing direction and advice to others and advise on work approach and problem solving. They are responsible for ensuring the masonry element of the construction programme is delivered to specification, time and in a safe and sustainable manner. Craft bricklayers typically work outdoors on construction sites, in most weathers and at height.
Why should I choose the course?
This apprenticeship is for individuals who are looking to progress their career from the Level 2 Bricklayer Apprenticeship Standard, gaining further experience and skills within in specialist brickwork techniques including key decorative work and managerial processes within the industry.
What will I learn?
Duties of this apprenticeship cover the following elements:
- Duty 1 Work in compliance with occupational health, safety and environmental requirements to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of self and others at all times.
- Duty 2 Carry out their work in compliance with all current and relevant building regulations and quality standards, where appropriate checking the work of others for compliance.
- Duty 3 Lead the bricklaying team in the delivery of the construction programme including interpreting technical specifications, manufacturers instructions and drawings, including digital information.
- Duty 4 Plan and organise the work site including setting out the work site materials and tools appropriate to the project for self and others.
- Duty 5 Plan the work to obtain optimum environmental, quality and schedule performance from the team, hand tools, power tools and associated equipment.
- Duty 6 Construct complex masonry structures to industry standards and specifications.
- Duty 7 Work effectively on their own and supervise others.
- Duty 8 Maintain a clear and safe worksite at all times, promoting sustainable building practices.
- Duty 9 Carry out continuous professional development to maintain knowledge of current and future developments affecting the role and share with others.
- Duty 10 Proactively collaborate with stakeholders, clients and other construction trades, including programming and technical matters.
- Duty 11 Repair, modify, maintain or replace a variety of masonry types.
How is the apprenticeship delivered?
The Level 3 Craft Bricklayer apprenticeship is typically completed over an 18-month practical period with a 3-month End Point Assessment period. However, this may be subject to change depending on any prior knowledge, skills or behaviours you currently have.
Delivered via a day release method, in which learners will attend college one day per week, for 36 weeks, with the remaining days completed in the workplace. During their practical period apprentices will complete a variety of knowledge-based sessions alongside practical skills activities, developing the knowledge, skills and behaviours to prepare for end point assessment.
What will the course lead on to?
Upon achievement, learners may choose to continue to further their studies and undertake a specific higher apprenticeship in construction for example the site supervisor or quantity surveying apprenticeship at level 4.
What support is available?
You will be allocated a designated tutor to guide you through your apprenticeship. We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
Warrington & Vale Royal College has a long history of delivering bespoke, high-quality apprenticeships across a wide range of sectors. We take pride in our apprentices and ensure they leave us with the skills they need to forge a career in their chosen industry. We work with all manner of employers to ensure all parties’ interests are met throughout the apprenticeship journey. We also have a dedicated apprenticeship matching service which matches your skills to a suitable apprenticeship employer.
What are the entry requirements?
Entry requirements for this apprenticeship programme are Level 2 Brickwork framework or standand and GCSE grades 9-4, or level 2 functional skills qualifications in English and maths. We will consider those who need to resit either their English or maths qualification, however those that need to resit both will not meet the entry requirements for this apprenticeship programme.
If you are required to resit either English or maths, you will be invited to undertake an initial assessment. If deemed suitable, you must be willing to achieve your level 2 English/maths qualification before the end of the apprenticeship programme as part of your study.
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