Trowel Occupations (Bricklaying)
Level Level 3
Duration 18-24 months
Entry Requirements Initial assessment and diagnostic testing on English and maths will take place prior to commencement of apprenticeship
Progression Higher qualification

Overview:

This Level 3 apprenticeship programme has been designed to further develop the skills and knowledge of your staff allowing them to work to an advanced level within the construction sector. This apprenticeship framework has been designed to help meet the skill priorities of your sector and have the skills to undertake the role of a bricklayer. The apprenticeship will also ensure your employees are competent to complete the following tasks; working on a building site, setting out structures and carrying out complex building works.

 

The following units are available:

 

  • Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace
  • Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace
  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace
  • Erecting Complex Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Erecting Masonry Cladding in the Workplace
  • Erecting Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Erecting Thin Joint Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Installing Drainage in the Workplace
  • Maintaining Slate and Tile Roofing in the Workplace
  • Placing and finishing Non-Specialist Concrete in the Workplace
  • Producing External Solid Render Finishes in the Workplace
  • Producing Internal Solid Plastering Finishes in the Workplace
  • Repairing and Maintaining Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Setting Out Complex Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Setting Out Masonry Structures in the Workplace

 

Employer Benefits:

  • Increase profitability and productivity. Skilled and motivated apprentices can improve your company’s efficiency and profitability as they increase their expertise in their role. Your employee will need a broad range of skills to work efficiently and to help increase business productivity and profitability.
  • Gain competitive advantage. You gain advantage over your competitors through planned development of your workforce.
  • Generate new ideas. Apprentices can bring new ideas and innovation to your business as well as an energy and enthusiasm to the workplace.
  • Offer flexibility. Apprentice training is flexible, primarily delivered in the workplace, and offers minimal disruption to your business. The course has a degree of flexibility to enable the apprentice and business to choose the options to meet the demands of the organisation in technical and practical skills.
  • Motivate your workforce. Offering training to employees can ensure staff feel valued and motivated as the organisation has invested in their careers and supported their progression. This can help to improve your workforce retention and staff loyalty.
  • Skilled staff. This apprenticeship will enable your employees to learn, develop and practise the skills and systems within your organisation required for career progression whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification.
  • Corporate social responsibility. Businesses have a social, environmental and ethical responsibility to the communities they serve. Hiring an apprentice is a cost effective and socially responsible business move which provides you with the opportunity to discover and nurture new talent.

 

Attendance:

Bury College apprenticeships are work based training programmes which are carried out in the workplace. 20% of your apprentice’s time will be dedicated to off the job training which equates to one and a half hours a day or one full day a week. Off the job activities can include:

  • Apprenticeship training
  • Coursework
  • Observing colleagues
  • Receiving mentoring
  • Teaching or learning the theory related to their roles

 

Functional Skills:

Functional Skills are a vital part of an apprenticeship. Functional Skills provides the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. These are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level your employee will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications they have achieved, the results of an assessment prior to their apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship they are completing.

If your employee has not already achieved Level 2 English and maths they must study for and take the tests for Level 2 English and maths and achieve Level 1 English and maths for the Level 2 Apprenticeship.

 

Assessment:

As well as college attendance, a Bury College assessor will visit your employee on a regular basis and support them with developing their electronic portfolio which is used as evidence for their end point assessment. During these meetings observations, question and answer sessions and reviews will take place.