Multi Trades Training
Bricklaying Apprenticeship (Level 2)
At Multi Trades Training we offer on-site bricklaying apprenticeship level 2 training available in the South East and Midlands area of the United Kingdom.
Typical Duration to Gateway:
30 Months (this does not include EPA period)
What Will You Learn
Preparation of materials: Determine quality and quantities of building material; mix measures of mortar and concrete. Areas and volumes of materials and resources
Safe working: Comply with correct health and safety legislation, codes of practice and operate safe working practices, including when working at heights. Safe use of ‘disc cutters’ and power cutters.
Working area: Selecting the suitable tools, equipment and materials (e.g. trowel, DPC, levels, mixers, brick ties, insulation, lintels etc) for use when setting out and erecting masonry walling. How to keep a clean working environment.
– Interpret drawings and specifications
– Measure the work area and set out level first courses of bricks to a plan, including bonds for openings and the damp course
– Whether to mix mortar by hand or with a mechanical mixer
– Lay bricks to the set measurements, applying mortar with a trowel to completion
– Shape bricks and blocks using hammers, chisels and power tools
– Use of laser levels, spirit levels, optical levels and string lines to check that courses are straight, horizontally and vertically, and laid to a gauge
– Ensure thermal qualities, airtightness and ventilation are maintained
– Remove waste materials. Repair and renew masonry structures.
Radial and battered brickwork: Set out and build brickwork, including simple arches and surrounding structure.
Feature and reinforced brickwork: Set out and build brickwork, adding common decorative features such as oversailing courses and simple corbels.
Other brickwork: Block laying. Cavity walling to include openings, brick inspection chambers, joint finishes, set out a square, set out to a gauge rod and/or profiles.
Building technology: Selecting correct materials and resources to be able to set out and lay concrete, drainage and other substructure materials.
Health and safety:
– Health and safety hazards, current regulations and legislation including COSHH/risk assessments.
– Codes of practice and safe working practices, including asbestos awareness and correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
The values of high quality customer service. Establish the needs of colleagues, customers and other stakeholders
– Understanding the different eras, types of construction methods, insulation considerations, sustainability, facilities management, fire, moisture and air protection.
– Fireplaces and chimneys.
– Damp proof courses and the use of brick ties. The awareness of the location of trees and services, and their impact on foundation types.
The importance and considerations of thermal qualities, airtightness and ventilation to buildings.
Materials: Different varieties of materials, their uses and value. Types of bonds and their uses. Concrete and drainage. Cost and environmental considerations/waste awareness.
Alternative construction techniques: Modern methods, rapid build technology, alternative block, masonry, steel and timber based cladding systems.
Radial and battered brickwork: Set out and build brickwork. Completion of complex arches and surrounding brickwork, curved, concave and convex brickwork and battered brickwork.
Feature and reinforced brickwork: Set out and build brickwork, including complex decorative features, obtuse/acute angle quoins and reinforced brickwork
Fireplaces and chimneys: Selecting the correct materials and resources required to set out and build fireplaces and chimneys using materials such as hearths, plinths, flue liners, chimney pots and other modern methods.
Positive and mature attitude:
– Conscientious, punctual, enthusiastic, reliable and professional including appearance.
– Take responsibility for personal judgements and actions.
– Show drive and energy in fulfilling requirements of role, including deadlines and being proactive not reactive.
– Show honesty and integrity; ethical and empathetic.
– Demonstrate awareness of equality and diversity in all aspects of role.
– Be reliable, productive, efficient and quality focussed in work and in personal standards to current industrial standards.
– Awareness and consideration of other trades e.g. build walls in a way that allows for pipes and electrical wiring.
– Provide good customer service.
– Giving consideration to the appropriate uses of resources and personal actions in regards to environmental, social and economic factors and their impacts.
– Oral, listening, written, body language and presentation skills.
– Collaborate with others, e.g. colleagues, clients, architects, contract managers, other trades, clients, suppliers and the public regardless of differences in race, gender, sexual orientation, or other characteristics.
– Identify personal development needs and take action to enhance your skills
– Keeping up-to-date with best practice and new technology.
– Show initiative to independently complete work and solve problems by seeking out critical information.
How Our Bricklaying Apprenticeship Works
- We deliver on-site construction trades training apprenticeships throughout the South East and Midlands
- You will not need to attend college when undertaking apprenticeship training with Multi Trades Training, How? all assessments are on-site with our mobile training workshop and online theory lessons, this saves the apprentice a days pay a week and the employer better staff availability
- Our training can be tailored to the company or individuals needs, we believe that this approach is the best for both individuals
- We can help you from start to finish e.g. writing a contract or sourcing funding. Our friendly and experienced team are always on hand to help you
What to Expect From Multi Trades Training
- New flexible and innovative apprenticeship delivery
- Deliver apprenticeships with the minimum amount of administration, form filling and fuss
- Support where and when you need it
- Electronic enrolment
- Electronic contracts
- Digital Apprenticeship Service manager
- The whole apprenticeship training can be completed from your place of work
To qualify for this apprenticeship training you will need a level 1 in English and maths and take the test for level 2 for both prior to taking the end point assessment.
For individuals with an education, health and care plan or legacy statement the minimum requirement for the apprenticeship is a level 3 in English and maths. Sign language qualifications are an alternative to the English qualification.