Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Trowel Occupations - Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

Course Type: Apprenticeships Start Date: April 2019 Duration: 2 Years Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Bricklaying Level 2 Awarding Body: C&G

Why this apprenticeship?

Learners will develop and practise the skills required for employment and career progression through areas such as setting out basic structures, building brick and block walling and placing and finishing concrete and render surfaces. Based in our newly refurbished workshops, our industry-experienced teachers will give you the confidence to work as part of a team and also to work on your own and solve problems.

Functional Skills may be required dependant on Apprenticeship framework and previous qualifications achieved.

Entry requirements

Anyone aged 16 or over can apply for an apprenticeship. You cannot be self-employed and must have lived in the UK or EU for the past three years to be eligible.

The Level 2 apprenticeship is an intermediate level equivalent to five good GCSE passes. Apprentices work towards a qualification/skill such as an NVQ/Diploma Level 2, Functional Skills and in some areas a relevant technical certificate diploma. These provide the skills you need for your chosen career and allow progression onto an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Why choose an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain a nationally recognised qualification and valuable skills whilst working. We are a major provider of apprenticeships in the South East, helping employers to find the right apprentice for their business or up-skill existing employees, and supporting individuals to succeed. 

Course content

  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Erecting Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Work Place

Why the MET?

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

How much will I earn?

Apprenticeships are paid training schemes. You will learn and earn at the same time.

Wages will vary depending on the type of apprenticeship, but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16 – 18 year olds and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their studies. From April 2018, this is £3.70 per hour and from April 2019 it will increase to £3.90 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate. After a year, all apprentices need to be paid the minimum wage for their age. For more information please see the Government NMW web page.

How long does an apprenticeship take?

An apprenticeship can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level and subject area. As a guide, an Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship usually takes around 12 to 18 months and an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship around 18 to 24 months.

What might my working hours be?

Apprentices are required to have a minimum of 30 contracted hours with an employer who will agree working patterns. Expect 20% of your contracted time to be dedicated to your apprenticeship training.

Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Bricklayer or mason

Typical Tasks:

  • Examines drawings, photographs and specifications to determine job requirements.
  • Marks and cuts stone using hammers, mallet and hand or pneumatic chisels.
  • Spreads mortar on foundations and bricks, and places, levels and aligns bricks in mortar bed.
  • Uses hand and power tools to shape, trim, carve, cut letters in and polish stone.
  • Levels, aligns and embeds stone in mortar and faces brick, concrete or steel frame with stone to make and repair structures.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 2.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,845

AVERAGE £19,754

POTENTIAL £26,696

Desired Skills:
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Writing
  • Science
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