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Bricklayer (Level 2)

24-30 Months

Are you looking to become a Bricklayer? At the GTA we will support you to pursue this career. Bricklayers build new houses and extensions, repair walls and chimneys, refurbish properties and dwellings. This can lead to a career working on restoration projects, new private residences or commercial buildings.

A great start to your career

The Bricklayer Apprenticeship usually takes 24 to 30 months. On successful completion of this Apprenticeship, the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level.

What will you learn?
  • How to lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components.

  • How to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures e.g. chimney stacks.

  • Autonomy and Teamwork on larger jobs where their bricklaying group (gang) may work on a particular section of a building alongside other bricklaying gangs.

  • How to mix mortar by hand or with a mechanical mixer.

  • How to Lay bricks to set dimensions.

  • How to apply mortar with a trowel to completion.

  • How to shape and trim bricks/ blocks using hammers, chisels and power tools.

  • How to use laser levels, spirit levels, optical levels and string lines to check that courses are straight, horizontally and vertically, and laid to a gauge.

  • Health and Safety measures.

  • Customer Service techniques.

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