Reference Quantity: ST0095

Particulars of ordinary


The development sector is the driving drive behind the UK financial system, using three million individuals and contributing 6.4% of GDP. Not solely that, the development business is central to delivering the properties, colleges, hospitals, power and transport infrastructure our society calls for. A profession within the development business is like no different. Bricklaying is a core perform throughout the development sector, significantly the home constructing sector. The Authorities has a goal to construct considerably extra new properties over the approaching years and subsequently the demand for bricklayers has by no means been greater.

Bricklayers lay bricks, blocks and different varieties of constructing parts in mortar to assemble and restore partitions, foundations, partitions, arches and different buildings eg chimney stacks. They could additionally refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration initiatives. The vary of web sites and initiatives that bricklayers will work on embody giant industrial developments, new builds in housing, alterations, extensions and restorations. A bricklayer may go one-on-one or on bigger jobs the place their bricklaying group (gang) may go on a selected part of a constructing alongside different bricklaying gangs in addition to different trades.



Well being and security: Well being and security hazards, present laws and laws together with COSHH/threat assessments and understanding the significance of technique statements. Codes of apply and secure working practices, together with asbestos consciousness and proper use of non-public protecting gear (PPE).

Customer support: The ideas of top quality customer support. Establishing the wants of others (colleagues, prospects and different stakeholders). Respect the working atmosphere together with prospects’ properties, influence on different trades and the challenge. Gaining and preserving a valued popularity in business with shoppers, colleagues and business representatives comparable to suppliers and producers.

Communication: Completely different communication strategies. Find out how to talk in a transparent, articulate and acceptable method. Find out how to adapt communication type to totally different conditions.

Buildings: Completely different eras, varieties of development strategies, insulation issues, sustainability, services administration, hearth, moisture and air safety. Fireplaces and chimneys. Damp proof programs and the usage of brick ties. An consciousness of the situation of timber and providers, and their influence on basis sorts.

Vitality effectivity: The significance and issues of thermal qualities, airtightness and air flow to buildings.

Supplies: Forms of supplies, their makes use of and their worth. Forms of bonds and their makes use of. Concrete and drainage. Price consciousness and environmental issues/waste consciousness e.g. floor water administration and recycling.

Various development strategies: Fashionable strategies of development, fast construct expertise, various block, masonry, metal and timber primarily based cladding techniques.

Radial and battered brickwork: Set out and construct brickwork, together with complicated arches and surrounding brickwork, curved on plan, concave and convex brickwork and battered brickwork.

Characteristic and strengthened brickwork: Set out and construct brickwork, together with complicated ornamental options, obtuse/acute angle quoins and strengthened brickwork

Fireplaces and chimneys: Choose supplies and sources required to set out and construct fireplaces and chimneys utilizing supplies comparable to hearths, plinths, flue liners, chimney pots and different trendy strategies. 


Preparation of supplies: Decide high quality and portions of constructing materials together with combine ratios of mortar and concrete. Areas and volumes of supplies and sources

Secure working: Adhere to related well being and security laws, codes of apply and apply secure working practices, together with when working at heights. Secure use of ‘disc cutters’ and energy cutters.

Working space: Choose acceptable instruments, gear and supplies (eg trowel, ranges, brick ties, DPC, insulation, mixers, lintels and many others) to be used when setting out and erecting masonry walling . Keep a clear working atmosphere.

Masonry buildings: Interpret drawings and specs. Measure the work space and set out degree first programs of bricks to a plan, together with bonds for openings and the damp course. Combine mortar by hand or with a mechanical mixer. Lay bricks to set dimensions and apply mortar with a trowel to completion. Form and trim bricks/blocks utilizing hammers, chisels and energy instruments. Use of laser ranges, spirit ranges, optical ranges and string strains to test that programs are straight, horizontally and vertically, and laid to a gauge. Guarantee thermal qualities, airtightness and air flow are maintained. Take away waste supplies. Restore and renew masonry buildings.

Radial and battered brickwork: Set out and construct brickwork, together with easy arches and surrounding brickwork.

Characteristic and strengthened brickwork: Set out and construct brickwork, together with frequent ornamental options comparable to oversailing programs and easy corbels.

Different brickwork: Block laying. Cavity walling to incorporate openings, brick inspection chambers, joint finishes, set out a sq., got down to a gauge rod and/or profiles.

Constructing expertise: Choose supplies and sources to have the ability to set out and lay concrete, drainage and different substructure supplies.


Constructive and mature angle: Conscientious, punctual, enthusiastic, dependable {and professional} together with look. Take duty for private judgements and actions. Concentrate on the boundaries of non-public competence. Present drive and power in fulfilling necessities of position, together with deadlines and being proactive not reactive. Present honesty and integrity by creating the belief of consumers and colleagues and endeavor duties in an moral and empathetic method. Show consciousness of equality and variety in all facets of position.

High quality centered: Be dependable, productive, environment friendly and high quality focussed in work and in private requirements to present industrial requirements. Consciousness and consideration of different trades eg construct partitions in a manner that enables for pipes and electrical wiring. Maintain work space clear and tidy. Present good customer support. Give consideration to the suitable use of sources and private actions with reference to environmental, social and financial components and their impacts.

Efficient communication: Oral (together with listening), written, physique language and presentation. Collaborate with others, eg colleagues, shoppers, architects, contract managers, different trades, shoppers, suppliers and the general public no matter variations in race, gender, sexual orientation, or different traits.

Self-motivated learner: Establish private growth wants and take motion to fulfill these wants. Sustain-to-date with finest apply and new expertise. Present initiative to independently full work and resolve issues by searching for out vital data.


Typical completion time is prone to be 24-30 months. This may increasingly cut back if an apprentice has gained earlier related data and abilities.


Entry necessities can be decided by particular person employers. 


If not already achieved, the apprentice should obtain Stage 1 English and maths and take the check for degree 2 previous to taking their end-point evaluation.


On completion of this Apprenticeship, the apprentice may have glad the necessities to acquire a Development Abilities Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card on the acceptable degree. 


It is a Stage 2 Apprenticeship.


This Apprenticeship commonplace can be reviewed in three years.

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