Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Bricklaying

Start date(s):
1 Aug 2020
2 years
Level 3
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Campus, Work Based
Attendance Pattern:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
Tuition fees paid by employer. Enquire for more information.


This intermediate course will prepare you for further study or a career in the industry.

This course combines study with practical learning on-the-job. You will attend college on a day-release basis while employed and working as an apprentice bricklayer.

You will gain evidence from your place of work, which will contribute towards the achievement of your apprenticeship.

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Level 3 Diploma Brickwork

This advanced course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of brickwork and will help you gain the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in this sector.


Trowel skills to an advanced level
Introduction to supervisory/management skills
Preparation for progression to BTEC level


  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Trowel Occupations - this is achieved through a portfolio of evidence gained from carrying out your day to day activities in the workplace. You will be supported by a College Assessor who will help you gather this evidence and work with you to produce the portfolio.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying Technical Certificate - this is the qualification you will complete by attending College on a day release basis. The content will provide you with the practical training and theory you need to carry out your job at work.
  • Functional Skills - you may need to complete a functional skill qualification in Application of Maths and English. However, depending upon your GCSE Grades this may not be necessary.
  • Employee rights and responsibilities.
  • Personal learning and thinking skills.

QCF 209 - Confirm work activities and resources
QCF 210 - Develop and mainyain good working relations
QCF 211 - Confirm the occupational method of work
QCF 48 - Sey out complex masonry
QCF 49 - Erect complex masonry


You will work for a minimum of 30 hours per week, plus take part in training for approximately 1 day. The exact working and training hours will be dependent upon the needs of the employer.

Teaching & assessment

You will be required to provide a portfolio, which will include evidence of written projects and assessments. Evidence from your workplace may include photographs of your work and/or signed testimonies from your employer or supervisor.


Students are required to be in work with a current employer

You could progress to HNC/HND Construction and the Built Environment at New College Durham, or employment/self-employment as a bricklayer.

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Entry Criteria

There are no academic requirements for this programme but you do need to be working to take the qualification. You also need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. Students should also have achieved the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Accounting qualification.