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Brickwork (Level 2 Apprenticeships NI)

Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Course Overview

Bricklaying is a skill which is in high demand by small and medium sized construction companies and therefore apprenticeship and employment opportunities are good across Northern Ireland. As a bricklayer you will work within the Construction Industry both on commercial and residential projects. You can work internally and externally on residential and commercial projects.If you like to interpret drawings, set out, measure, construct and finish, then this is the career for you. Enrichment activities and personnel development workshops on mental health, road safety and cultural diversity are built into the programme. Our students also have the opportunity to compete in Regional and UK. Participation in competition and winning awards enhances your Curriculum Vitae and may lead to exciting employment opportunities.Students who enter programme without Maths, English and ICT at grade C or above must also attend additional essential skills which allows for progression to Level 3.Awarding Body is City & Guilds
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Apprenticeship NI Level 2 Brickwork
    Campus: Springtown
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 29/08/2022
  • Course: Apprenticeship NI Level 2 Brickwork
    Campus: Greystone
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 29/08/2022

Course Offering

  • Site location Springtown Limavady Greystone
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Course Modules

  • L2 NVQ Dip in Trowel Occupations 6570-04
  • L2 Dip in Bricklaying 6705-23
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed

ROI Requirements

Leaving Certificate English and Maths at Grade 05 or above. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed

Work Placement

You are employed so you attend NWRC 1 day per week to complete the Level 2 qualification and you will also be assessed on site by NWRC Brickwork Assessor.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - PPE required for workshop activities safety boots & overalls

What's Next?

Further Study

On successful completion of Apprenticeship Level 2 it is possible to complete a Level 3 through the Apprenticeship NI route. There are also options for progression via a Level 3 Diploma in Brickwork, Higher National Certificate, Higher National Diploma, NEBOSH, and degree options.

Career Prospects

Skills that are in demand are brickwork repair, pointing, rendering, restoration, conservation, stone cladding.You can become a site manager and some of our Lecturers started where you are now.If you are good the industry with the highest salary for Bricklaying jobs is Construction. The average Construction salary for Bricklaying jobs is £36,679.


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