Trowel Occupations

Level 2
5 Months

Bricklayers build the interior and exterior walls of buildings and repair and maintain existing ones. Brickwork isan essential part of many structures and a bricklayer needs to be able to read plans and drawings to make sure that the structure is accurate and meets design requirements. A variety of specialist tools are used including trowels for spreading mortar, club hammers and bolsters to cut bricks and brick hammers to trim bricks or blocks to size and to check that the walls are perfect.  

Who is this suitable for?

This course is designed for workers within the bricklaying trade to gain a recognised qualification. To enroll on this course all candidates must be 19 years or older with at least 12 months experience within the trade.

Course Contents

  • Induction to the programme
  • Safe working practices
  • Thin joint masonry
  • Masonry cladding
  • Building solid walling
  • Cavity walling
  • Interpreting working drawings
    to set out masonry structure


The Assessment methods include:

  • Practical Assessment in the work setting
  • Opportunities to access group training
  • Individualised study

This qualification allows the operative to gain their NVQ Level 2 City & Guilds certificate which will enable them to apply & obtain their blue skilled workers card (CSCS card) – either online or by post.

Dedicated support

Once the learners are enrolled on the programme, they will be assigned a Skills Trainer. Our NVQ qualifications are delivered using various proven methods:

  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Workplace observations and practical tuition
  • Career planning
  • Assessment Delivery



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year established2005year established
number of clients791number of clients
apprentices on programmes685apprentices on programmes
NVQ learners on programmes929NVQ learners on programmes

Any Questions?

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