Level 2 Bricklaying Apprenticeship Standard

Course Code: P260799

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    North Harbour Campus

  • Start Date:


  • Duration:

    Two years

  • Attendance:


Ideal for those who have an interest in the bricklaying occupation but no formal training.

Units include:

  • health, safety and welfare in construction
  • the principles of high-quality customer service and communication methods
  • thermal qualities, airtightness, and building ventilation
  • modern methods of construction, rapid build technology, alternative block, masonry, steel, and timber-based cladding systems
  • determine quality and quantities of building material including mix ratios of mortar and concrete, areas, and volumes of materials and resources.

You will lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches, and other structures such as chimney stacks. You might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. The range of sites and projects you may work on include large commercial developments, new builds in housing, alterations, extensions, and restorations.

To successfully complete the apprenticeship, you will need both maths and English at grade 2 or above, or Functional Skills Level 1. If necessary, these can be studied at College alongside your apprenticeship.

You will build a portfolio of work and workplace assessors will be in regular contact to provide support, and to arrange on-site visits to observe your ability and skills in your daily role. It is important for you to take ownership of your own learning by seeking out opportunities to gain new skills on the job with your employer. Learning in college will be delivered through a mixture of classes, work-related activities and independent study and research.

Your final grade will be determined by collective performance in the three assessments in the endpoint assessment:
•    online knowledge-based tests
•    skills test (knowledge and behaviours are observed in the workplace)
•    professional discussion (to demonstrate that you can apply the broad range of knowledge, skills and behaviours in the Standard).



Your assessor will liaise with you to set up mutually convenient times for consultation and assessment visits at your place of work.

It is a government requirement for you to spend 20% of your apprenticeship working towards your off-the-job learning, which can consist of college attendance, homework/coursework, project related work, employer training, mentoring, and coaching – plus a number of other tasks (more information can be shared).


You can progress to a higher-level full-time course or apprenticeship within the construction industry, such as site management or surveying.

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