Course Title Trowel Occupations (Bricklaying) Apprenticeship Level 2
Level: 2
Code M07

Overview of the Course

As Brickwork is now in high demand, our Intermediate Apprenticeship provide the work based training needed to get into the industry. Studying on site in our specialist facility, in conjunction with extensive placement with employers, the apprentice will be ready to start their career. It is suitable for those who already work in this area as well as people who are actively seeking employment and training in this specialist trade.

An Intermediate Apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations (Brickwork) will develop employability skills and give the apprentice valuable experience of a variety of routine carpentry related activities. They will be working in a construction environment where your duties could encompass many areas. The apprentice’s exact duties will depend upon your employer.


Key Units


Mandatory Units:


  • Erecting Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Setting Out Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
  • Carry out safe working practices in construction
  • Information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Building methods and construction technology
  • Interpret working drawings to set out masonry structures
  • Thin joint masonry and masonry cladding
  • Build solid walling, isolated and attached piers
  • Build cavity walling forming masonry structures.


Apprentices will be required to study a technical qualification at Bury College.


Optional units will be chosen with an assessor to ensure they meet the scope of work that will be  carried out with your employer.



What are the entry requirements?

Students must be employed within the industry. Students are required to take an initial assessment of literacy and numeracy and will need to achieve at least Level 1 (GCSE D-E standard) in both assessments for level 2.


Level 3 Diploma in Trowel Occupations

Course Duration

24 months

Apprentice Benefits

  • Earn while you learn
  • Learning skills that employers want
  • Excellent progression routes
  • Increase career opportunities and earning potential
  • Improve your confidence

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of the apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional Skills are available at Level 1 for this Framework.


Development of the job role competencies and skills and behaviours can be delivered exclusively by Bury College, co-delivered with a workplace mentor who will work alongside the Learning and Skills Coach to support and log the apprentice's progress. The dedicated, qualified Learning and Skills Coach will support the teaching and learning of the apprentice in their development of knowledge and competence in their work-based activities for the Level 2 Assessment of the apprentice's progress in their workplace competencies involves:

The Learning Skills Coach will use a range of methods to assess it:-


·         Direct observations in the workplace

·         Written assignments or tasks

·         Professional discussions

·         Question and answer sessions

·         Reviews

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