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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Intermediate apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto a range of other advanced apprenticeships including the Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Technical or the Advanced Apprenticeship in Surveying. With additional training, intermediate level apprentices may be able to progress in their careers to roles such as Supervisor or Team Leader.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry is subject to interview and assessment. You will need to have relevant employment. In addition, you need to have 4 GCSEs at grade D / 3 or higher, including English and Maths or to have achieved a relevant Level 1 or Level 2 vocational qualification* or have relevant experience*and be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 1 in English and maths.

*please call Eastleigh College Training Agency on 023 8091 1226 to discuss

What does this programme involve?

The Intermediate Apprenticeship in Construction Building (Trowel Occupations) is ideal for those who are practically minded, enjoy working with their hands and are seeking to start a career as a bricklayer. It is also suitable for those who have relevant experience but do not have a relevant bricklaying qualification.

The Apprenticeship develops the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in the craft of bricklaying and focuses on health and safety, setting out masonry structures, moving, handling and the storage of materials, erecting masonry structures and productive working practices.

You will achieve a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction), and a Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying. Unless exempt on entry, you will also achieve Level 1 Functional Skills qualifications in English and maths.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will learn through a combination of on- and off-the-job training. You will attend college on a day release basis during term time and spend the rest of your time earning and learning in the workplace. You will be assessed on a continuous basis through a combination of knowledge and practical assessment activities, including assessment of activities in the workplace.

The Apprenticeship has a minimum duration of 18 months unless you are aged 19 or older and have undertaken relevant prior learning The typical duration for a new entrant to the industry is 24 months.

Your progress will be continuously monitored and supported by an Apprenticeship Achievement Officer.

What else do I need to know?

Apprenticeships are open to candidates of all ages above 16 years. If you are aged 19 or older, your employer will be required to co-fund the apprenticeship.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
TEC21 Eastleigh College 11/9/2017 Mon/Tue 09:00 – 19:30, 16:30 36 Please Enquire Apply now
TEC21 Eastleigh College 10/9/2018 Mon/Tue 09:00 – 19:30, 16:30 36 Please Enquire Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

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George, Brickwork

George, 17

George, Brickwork

George has always been interested in building. His twin brother studies Carpentry, and they hope to start their own building services business one day.


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