Brickwork Level 3

What will I study? 

Apprentices work and train in a vibrant and exciting industry.  They combine college learning with on-site experience to ensure the right balance of technical skills and practical experience. Employers and apprentices both benefit from the mix of training and real construction-site experience.

The Apprenticeship framework is made up of several parts:

  1. NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Brickwork
  2. Key Skills in Application of Number and Communication (at Level 2)
  3. Employers’ Rights and Responsibilities Workbook (ERR)
  4. Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Delivery Method

An assessor will work with the apprentice on a one-to-one basis and/or group basis.  Apprentices will be visited each month at work and will also be able to contact the assessor between visits.

Course Structure 

The (NVQ) National Vocational Qualification is aimed at developing safe and skilled practices preparing apprentices for work within the construction industry in their chosen trade/field.

  • This qualification requires the apprentice to supply relevant, suitable work-based evidence
  • All apprentices will have to complete external tests where relevant
  • Where relevant apprentices will have to study and be assessed through exams

On-site training (in the workplace)

  • The learner's employer will provide on-site training in the chosen trade
  • Learners will be expected to provide evidence of work and relevant activities that have been carried out to a standard required by industry
  • The learner will be allocated a College contact who will complete on-stie reviews at regular intervals

Off-site (in Hugh Baird College)

  • Practical training and assessment
  • Theory for Diploma Level 3

Mandatory units include:

  • Store resources ready for use
  • Erect and dismantle working platforms
  • Contribute to efficient working practices
  • Erect masonry structures
  • Set out for masonry structures
  • Carry out slinging and signalling for the movement of loads
  • Plus bricklayer option provide details to masonry structrues
  • Site diary/review

What are the entry requirements?

Apprentices must be working in the construction industry and be able to demonstrate basic levels of literacy and numeracy.

  • An interview is required
  • Learners must hold an NVQ Level 2 qualification
  • Learners must provide the College with an excellent reference from the employer to underline and validate attendance, punctuality and attitude to work
  • Learners must provide proof of working in paid employment in the construction industry
  • Learners must provide evidence of completing a full rante of practical work on-site as identified by the College Assessor
  • Learners must be in good health to enable all units to be completed e.g. scaffolding which requires you to work at height
  • At times learners may be expected to work away from home


Up to 12 months, part-time
Last modified on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 14:34


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