Level Two NVQ Diploma in Bricklaying

This programme is a work-based qualification designed to offer a route into the construction industry and employment. It is part of the National Framework of Vocational Qualifications that has five levels.  

What will I study?

Level two programmes are usually one academic year long (36 weeks) but it is possible to study individual units. The structure consists of five mandatory units and four additional units.

These include:

  • Conform to general workplace safety
  • Conform to efficient work practices
  • Move and handle resources
  • Erect masonry structures
  • Set out masonry structures
  • Lay domestic drainage

How will I be assessed?

The programme is assessed by a range of methods which may include projects, assignments and oral questioning. There is also a written test for each unit. There are opportunities to retake or re-submit work that has not been awarded a pass grade. You will produce a portfolio of evidence during the course. There will also be a test in health and safety. 

Entry requirements

Completion of NVQ level one in Brickwork / Foudation Construction Award or two years' site experience. Proficiency in English and numeracy is necessary. Learning support is built into the programme to provide help whenever this is necessary. 

What next?

This qualification can provide progression onto higher level qualifications such as an NVQ level three or you can go straight to work. It can prepare you for a range of jobs in the building industry:  

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2019 Summer Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide