Construction NVQ Levels 2 - 3

NVQ Level 2 Bricklaying (Trowel Occupations)

NVQ Level 2 in Bricklaying (Trowel Occupations) is a competency-based qualification for working in the construction industry. You will use the qualification to prove that you are competent in your current occupation as a bricklayer.

As a result, you will leave the training with the confidence, skill and knowledge to work to the standard expected by the construction industry.

  • Nationally recognised accredited qualification
  • Gain your CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card
  • You can complete it in your own time
  • Help you to gain employment and customers
  • CITB Skills and Training Fund and
    Grant Claimable
  • Lifetime qualification
NVQ Level 2 Bricklaying Course

NVQ Level 2 Bricklaying content

Once you have been enrolled on the NVQ.

You will be assigned an assessor to support you throughout the process.

You will attend an initial induction at the start of the process with the assessor.

The assessor will help you gather all the evidence you need to complete the course and regularly check up on your progress.

The assessor will assess you on-site through various methods.

Such as professional discussions, written questions, witness testimonials, observations and evidence generated from the workplace. The NVQ course structure includes a set of mandatory units.

  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare
  • Erecting masonry structures (brick and block / local material)
  • Conforming to productive working practices
  • Setting out to form masonry structures
  • Moving, handling and storing resources

To gain the required amount of credits, you can also choose from the selection of optional units. If you require any clarification on what each unit entails, please contact the team.

You are required to gather all the relevant evidence for every unit of the NVQ to pass. After completing every unit, the assessor will review your portfolio and will provide any feedback. Once you have responded to the feedback and the assessor is happy, the portfolio is passed onto an IQA. The IQA will have the final decision on if the qualification is complete.

How much does the NVQ Level 2 Bricklaying cost?

The cost of this qualification is £950 +VAT.

How long is a NVQ Level 2 Bricklaying?

The length will depend on how quickly you can gather the relevant evidence to complete the NVQ.

Some learners will have most of the evidence already and will be able to finish quicker, whereas others may have to fit the NVQ around a busy schedule and take longer.

Why should I take this NVQ?

Construction workers looking to gain their Blue CSCS Card or Skilled Worker Card should attend this course. The Skilled Worker card can be used as proof that you are competent in your role.

NVQs are widely recognised across the construction industry as quality qualification. Employers who are looking for operatives will be looking for workers who hold this qualification. The Level 2 NVQ will put you ahead of the pack when applying for work; it is also a great way to show any customers that you may have that you are qualified.


NVQ Level 2 Bricklaying entry requirements

The qualification will provide your learner’s capability in your current job role. You must be 16 or over to enrol and be in full employment as a Bricklayer.

If you are unsure of your suitability for the qualification, you can contact 3B Training via the enquiry form on this page. If we find that you would be better placed elsewhere, we will move you to a different NVQ.

Where can I complete this NVQ?

NVQs are available to book over the phone or directly online by learners across the UK. Companies can also book learners onto NVQ on their behalf.

An NVQ benefits because it can be completed by you, at your workplace, in your own time. The assessor will also regularly visit your workplace to conduct any required assessments.

Is this NVQ accredited?

Yes, this course is accredited by ProQual or GQA Qualification.

ProqQual has a wide offering of construction-related qualifications. They work closely with industry specialists to develop their NVQs to ensure they are relevant and somewhat unique.

GQA specialise in NVQs for the construction industry. They recognise the needs of learners in the sector and develop their qualifications to suit them.

Further development

Upon completion of the NVQ, you will receive a certificate confirming your qualification. You will also be able to apply for your Blue Skilled Worker CSCS card. The card will show that you have the relevant knowledge to be conducting your role.

As a Construction Operatives, you should have a basic level of training to ensure that you are safe on site. You may also want to complete the First Aid at WorkUKATA Asbestos Awareness and Manual Handling.

Is this NVQ CITB Skills and Training Fund & Grant claimable?

Yes, Both CITB Skills and Training Fund & Grants can be claimed by CITB registered companies for all NVQs (with the exception of Occupational Health & Safety).

The CITB grant is available to eligible companies who can claim £600, but they will need to make a manual claim themselves retrospectively. Find out how to claim here.

The CITB Skills and Training Fund is a pot of funding that construction companies use to improve the skills of the construction industry. It helps to provide an improved talent pool for micro, small  and medium sized construction companies via additional training.

You can apply if:

  • you are a CITB-registered employer
  • you have 1-250 directly employed staff on the payroll

Find out more about the CITB Skills and Training Fund here.

Payment Plan

We offer interest-free payment plans on all NVQs.

Options include:

  • 50/50: 50% payable upon booking, 50% payable upon completion.
  • 4 equal payments, over the first 4 months.

Please speak to the NVQ Team when enquiring/booking to arrange this.


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