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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.

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

Progression & Employment



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


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 Trowel Occupations (Bricklaying) and a successful interview. You should also be employed in the Construction Industry.