Reference Quantity: ST0095

Particulars of normal


The development sector is the driving power 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, faculties, hospitals, power and transport infrastructure our society calls for. A profession within the development business is like no different. Bricklaying is a core operate inside the development sector, notably the home constructing sector. The Authorities has a goal to construct considerably extra new properties over the approaching years and due to this fact the demand for bricklayers has by no means been greater.

Bricklayers lay bricks, blocks and different sorts 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 websites and initiatives that bricklayers will work on embody massive industrial developments, new builds in housing, alterations, extensions and restorations. A bricklayer may fit one-on-one or on bigger jobs the place their bricklaying group (gang) may fit on a specific part of a constructing alongside different bricklaying gangs in addition to different trades.



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

Customer support: The rules of top quality customer support. Establishing the wants of others (colleagues, prospects and different stakeholders). Respect the working setting together with prospects’ properties, impression on different trades and the undertaking. Gaining and conserving a valued status in business with shoppers, colleagues and business representatives similar to suppliers and producers.

Communication: Totally different communication strategies. The best way to talk in a transparent, articulate and acceptable method. The best way to adapt communication type to totally different conditions.

Buildings: Totally different eras, sorts of development strategies, insulation concerns, sustainability, amenities administration, fireplace, moisture and air safety. Fireplaces and chimneys. Damp proof programs and the usage of brick ties. An consciousness of the situation of timber and companies, and their impression on basis sorts.

Power effectivity: The significance and concerns of thermal qualities, airtightness and air flow to buildings.

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

Different development methods: Fashionable strategies of development, fast construct expertise, various block, masonry, metal and timber based mostly cladding programs.

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.

Function 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 assets required to set out and construct fireplaces and chimneys utilizing supplies similar to hearths, plinths, flue liners, chimney pots and different fashionable 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 assets

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, tools 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 setting.

Masonry buildings: Interpret drawings and specs. Measure the work space and set out stage 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 traces 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.

Function and strengthened brickwork: Set out and construct brickwork, together with frequent ornamental options similar 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 assets to have the ability to set out and lay concrete, drainage and different substructure supplies.


Optimistic and mature perspective: Conscientious, punctual, enthusiastic, dependable {and professional} together with look. Take accountability 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 growing the belief of shoppers and colleagues and endeavor obligations in an moral and empathetic method. Reveal 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 means that enables for pipes and electrical wiring. Preserve work space clear and tidy. Present good customer support. Give consideration to the suitable use of assets and private actions with regard 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: Determine private improvement wants and take motion to satisfy these wants. Sustain-to-date with finest apply and new expertise. Present initiative to independently full work and resolve issues by in search of out vital info.


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


Entry necessities will likely be decided by particular person employers. 


If not already achieved, the apprentice must obtain Stage 1 English and maths and take the take a look at for stage 2 previous to taking their end-point evaluation.


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


This can be a Stage 2 Apprenticeship.


This Apprenticeship commonplace will likely be reviewed in three years.

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