Bricklaying Level 2 NVQ

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The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Bricklaying has been developed for achievement in a real workplace environment which means you need to be employed to undertake this qualification.

This qualification enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work as a Bricklayer within the construction industry.

You will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for your occupational area. You will be assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you complete your qualification.

Assessment Process 

There are two assessment routes for this NVQ

Route 1: EWPA (Experienced Worker Professional Assessment)

The Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA) route was introduced to provide an alternative to the traditional OSAT method of portfolio building and on site assessment. It is used to assess experienced learners who would prefer to demonstrate their competence using a one-off practical assessment.

If you decide to take the EWPA route the first thing we will do is introduce you to an assessor, you can do this at one of our training centres or at your worksite or company premises. You will discuss your past experience and your job role. The assessor will also explain to you about the qualification and what will be expected of you. You will fill in your registration and induction documents and a date will be arranged for your practical assessment.

you will be expected to gather witness testimonies and endorsements from your employer to verify your experience and competence. These forms will be sent by post to your employer to complete.

You will then arrange a day to visit one of our assessment centres to carry out your practical assessment. The assessment will be taken under test conditions and will test your abilities and competency in your trade

Route 2: OSAT (On Site Assessment & Training)

Your assessor will visit you between 2-4 times (in general) to collect evidence relating to the qualification you’re doing. Using methods such as Observation (watching) and Questioning/Discussion they will collect what’s needed to prove your competence at your trade.

A third party reference (Witness Testimony) can be used as another source of evidence stating the work you do on site and that you are capable of working safely.

Videos and recorded discussions are sometimes used as they are a good way of collecting substantial evidence in both practical ability and level of understanding

Your assessor will work with you to plan the assessments and methods used taking into account any of your individual needs.

Mandatory Units

  • Setting Out Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
  • Erecting Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace

Additional Units

  • Repairing and Maintaining Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Producing internal solid plastering finishes in the workplace
  • Placing and Finishing Non-Specialist Concrete in the Workplace
  • Maintaining Slate and Tile Roofing in the Workplace
  • Installing Drainage in the Workplace
  • Erecting thin joint masonry structures in the workplace
  • Erecting Masonry Cladding in the workplace
  • Applying solid render to background surfaces and producing finishes in the workplace
  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
  • Erecting Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Setting Out Masonry Structures in the Workplace

There are no formal entry requirements to take this qualification. This qualification can be undertaken without any previous training or qualifications in this subject area, however we do require at least 3 years experience in the trade .

On completion of this qualification you will have obtained the skills, knowledge and understanding and demonstrated competence to progress on to a higher level qualification in the same or similar occupational area or enable entry into supervisory and management positions within the workplace.

Industry will accept the qualification on its own as entry to a job role.

For further details on other qualifications available in this occupational area, see our Qualification Search.

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Bricklayer Course FAQ's

Although it can take up to 6 months to complete the Level 2 Bricklaying NVQ, it usually takes most people 2-3 months to complete.

You can apply for your CSCS card whenever, but we advise waiting until completion of the course and receipt of your certificate so that you can provide evidence.

The Groundwork NVQ Level 2 is equivalent to 5 GCSEs A*-C depending on your achieved result.

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