On completion of this Apprenticeship Standard, you will be able to carry out all the activities undertaken by a bricklayer, carrying out a range of tasks relating to the trade. You will also work safely and develop your communication skills with others that you can use when working in the trade. End-point assessment (EPA) is the final stage that you will go through to complete your apprenticeship; this involves practical assessment, multi-choice exam to test knowledge and oral questioning (professional discussion) to test your behaviours development. EPA will consist of the following: 1: Knowledge test 2: Practical skills test 3: Oral questioning
A work-based E-portfolio must be generated as a requirement of your Gateway that provides evidence (on-site performance evidence: witness testimonies, photographs) of how you have developed the following skills on-site:
• Behaviours You will need to complete 20% off the job training at college and work and complete EPA requirements. Full time apprentices will typically spend 30 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training. All apprentices will spend a minimum of 12 months on-programme.
Entry requirements will be determined by individual employers. Typically, you will have English and mathematics at Level 1 on entry, and all will have achieved that level prior to taking their end-point assessment. Candidates who do not have Level 1 maths and English will need to work towards achieving these qualifications before they can complete the EPA. Candidates must be employed full time in the bricklaying industry.
Progress to construction management Level 3 On completion of this Apprenticeship, the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level.