Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Type: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Venue: Employer Premises
Awarding Body: CITB CSKILLS Construction Skills
Level: Level 2
Entry Requirements: English grade D/5 (or equivalent), Maths grade D/5 (or equivalent), College interview
Start Date:
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

The Construction Building industry has a traditional role in supplying a qualified workforce to small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

An apprenticeship in construction follows a pattern of vocational training to meet the requirements of a Construction Skills approved framework. This enables apprentices to develop skills and knowledge which they can then demonstrate and evidence in a real construction environment.

This programme is made up of practical and theoretical units of bricklaying including solid walling, cavity walling, arches, piers and manhole construction. Practical work is carried out in modern workshops using tools and equipment that are used throughout industry and materials sponsored by leading suppliers, both regional and national.

Lecturers and assessors are well qualified and are up to date with all current industry construction methods and are involved regionally and nationally working with awarding bodies and suppliers and manufacturers.

Support will be offered to find your apprenticeship

What will I learn?
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Understand information, quantities and communication with others
  • Understand construction technology
  • Set out masonry structures
  • Construct solid walling incorporating isolated and attached piers
  • Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures
  • Construct masonry cladding
  • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
  • Erecting and setting out masonry structures in the workplace
  • Placing and finishing none-specialist concrete in the workplace

The nine national outcomes for the employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) is an induction programme for direct entrants and will be delivered within the knowledge section of this framework.

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) which have been mapped to the mandatory units of the knowledge and competence qualification. They are…

  • Independent enquirers
  • Creative thinkers
  • Reflective learners
  • Team workers
  • Self-managers
  • Effective participators

You will achieve the following qualifications

  • Bricklaying Diploma Level 2
  • Trowel Occupations NVQ Diploma Level 2
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 1
  • English Functional Skills Level 1
  • ERR
  • PLTS
How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed through onsite visits, reviews and an online portfolio.

Materials and other information

Applicants who do not meet the exact entry requirements may also be considered.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

For more information, or an informal discussion about your needs, please contact Lauren Thomas:

Call: 01254 354220


Progression and Careers

Bricklaying and Craft Masonry have a wide range of opportunities that apprentices can be involved with in a structured career path, such as, new builds and refurbishments. You could progress onto the Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship.

There could also be opportunities to progress into work supervision or management.

Possible employment outcomes: 

  • Bricklayer
  • Craft Mason
  • Concrete Specialist
  • Trainee Site Agent

Ready to apply?

Apply online or download an application form to become part of Accrington and Rossendale College.

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