Bricklaying Trailblazer (9077)

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2018

Product code 9077

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This apprenticeship is designed by key employers in the Construction industry and is one of the new 'trailblazer apprenticeships'.  It provides the skills and underpinning knowledge for Bricklaying and includes an end-test at the end of the apprenticeship which includes both a knowledge and practical skills test. Apprentices will learn how to lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures e.g. chimney stacks. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. The range of sites and projects that bricklayers will work on include large commercial developments, new builds in housing, alterations, extensions and restorations. A bricklayer may work one-on-one or on larger jobs where their bricklaying group (gang) may work on a particular section of a building alongside other bricklaying gangs as well as other trades.

On-programme

On-programme is the learning phase for apprentices to pick up the skills, knowledge and behaviours set out in the standard. Apprentices need to complete 20% off-the-job training during the on-programme phase of their apprenticeship which must take place in the apprentice’s contracted hours. The apprentice must also complete a portfolio of evidence during their on-programme learning. The portfolio is not graded but will form the basis for the questioning during the professional discussion. The apprentice must collect supporting evidence throughout their final year to build up their portfolio. It is recommended that employers and training providers work closely to support the apprentice to gather evidence to include within their portfolio, such as a journal recording their experiences, formative written and practical tests, as well as employer appraisals.

End-point assessment

The end-point assessment will demonstrate that the apprentice can perform in a fully competent and productive way. The end-point assessment will contain three components – all components must be passed for the apprentice to meet the apprenticeship standard. The three components consist of;

  • Knowledge test – The knowledge test will consist of forty multiple-choice questions. These questions will assess knowledge synoptically through scenarios that resemble real life situations apprentices could incur in the role.
  • Skills test – The observation should last about an hour and will enable the apprentice to show their skills, knowledge and behaviour from across the standard to demonstrate genuine and demanding work objectives.
  • Oral questions – The discussion will be an hour long under controlled conditions and allow the apprentice to demonstrate their knowledge of different conditions, the requirements of different seasons, and different scenarios.

How to register

Interested in using our end-point assessment service and associated end-point assessment preparation materials? There are three ways to either find out more or to order what you need: 

  1.  If you’re an existing City & Guilds customer, go to Walled Garden and select the materials you need or register your apprentice for end-point assessment. (You may need to submit a request to deliver if you don’t yet have approval for that standard.) 
  2. Get in touch with directsales@cityandguilds.com. Our Direct Sales Team can explain our different products and services and start getting you set up as a customer or give existing customers support on the new apprenticeship arrangements.
  3. Speak to your City & Guilds Business Manager about how to access our products or how to register your apprentices with us

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