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Level 2 Diploma and NVQ in Brickwork

Programme Description



This level 2 qualification provides a nationally agreed Trowel Occupations foundation apprenticeship framework for a work-based learning route into employment within the construction industry, using qualifications that combine both practical skills and knowledge. The workshops provide excellent facilities to construct a variety of real-life simulated projects relevant to the construction industry.


Programme Features



The college has a fully equipped workshop where you will develop your practical skills by carrying out construction tasks in a realistic environment.

As an apprentice you will be allocated a CITB training advisor who will oversee and support you through your journey on this framework, working closely both with your employer and tutors at college.

You will be expected to attend college one day per week for underpinning knowledge, and assessment will also take place in college or workplace on a regular basis.

This course is both theory and practical based.


Progression & Employment



Progression from this framework would be onto a level 3 Trowel occupations apprenticeship programme 

On successful completion of this course you will be able to Mark out / set out a house / extension,  form foundations and slab and eventually be able to build cavity walls up to wall plate whilst forming openings.


Programme Content



The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations includes:

  • Health, Safety & Welfare in the construction industry
  • Principles of building construction
  • Building solid walling, isolated and attached piers
  • Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures
  • Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures

Programme Assessment



A variety of assessment methods are used which include written knowledge questions, online and practical skills tests.

Units are assessed by an NVQ portfolio and/or practically in the work place through the observation of working practices.

Written and on line tests for the theory knowledge of NVQ and diploma qualifications will also be undertaken within the college.


Programme Entry Requirements



Level 1 Diploma in Multi Skills or Trowel Occupations (Bricklaying)

or significant experience of working onsite in that trade and a successful interview. 

You should also be employed in the Construction Industry.


Additional Costs



All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45.00 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationary, and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits