• construction_courseFees £750
  • construction_course3-6 Months

50% to begin the NVQ process; followed by 50% upon completion.

NVQ Level 2 Trowel Occupations / Bricklaying



The NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations / Bricklaying Level 2 accreditation stands as a testament to an individual's extensive proficiency, comprehensive skills, and adeptness specifically within the domain of bricklaying within construction sites.


Course Overview:

This qualification serves as a robust affirmation of the learner’s occupational competence as a seasoned bricklayer. As a competence-based qualification, its core objective is to furnish learners, upon completion, with the recognized confirmation sought after by employers, industry authorities, and certification schemes. It attests that the learner has acquired the necessary skills and knowledge aligned meticulously with the nationally recognized standards essential for proficient bricklaying roles.

Encompassing an array of crucial skills, this course delves into various facets of bricklaying, covering tasks such as precision in brick placement, mortar application, wall construction techniques, safety protocols, and understanding architectural blueprints.


Course Benefits:

  • Access to the Blue CSCS card
  • Streamlined assessment process
  • No exams or classroom-based elements
  • Lifetime qualification validity
  • Enhanced career prospects
  • Fast track options available



This qualification targets individuals currently working seeking recognition for their prior learning and experience in the field.


Course Structure:

To obtain this qualification, a minimum of 6 units must be achieved, comprising 5 from the Mandatory Group and 1 from the Optional Group.


Mandatory Units

  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
  • Erecting masonry structures in the workplace
  • Setting out masonry structures in the workplace


Optional Units – ONE unit

  • Erecting masonry cladding in the workplace
  • Erecting thin joint masonry structures in the workplace
  • Repairing and maintaining masonry structures in the workplace
  • Placing and compacting concrete in the workplace
  • Installing drainage in the workplace
  • Installing and forming specialist masonry elements in the workplace


Assessment Process:

Our assessment methods for NVQ Level 2 Trowel Occupations / Bricklaying are comprehensive, ensuring a thorough evaluation of practical skills, theoretical understanding, and operational decision-making. Methods include practical skills observation, evidence review (videos, photographs), knowledge questioning, professional discussion, and witness testimony.



Supported by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), this qualification is acknowledged by the industry. The CSCS BLUE Card recognizes skills, knowledge, understanding, competence, and qualifications in construction roles.


Next Steps:

Are you ready to progress as a certified NVQ Level 2 Trowel Occupations / Bricklaying professional? For enrollment and further assistance, contact us at 0208 983 8800.


NVQ Funding eligibility and claim process: 

Eligibility for the CITB Grant scheme extends to all construction companies registered with CITB, encompassing smaller enterprises exempt from the levy (those with a wage bill below £80k). The grant applies to directly employed staff and subcontractors.

Claimable Amounts and Application Procedure: From April 1st, 2023, CITB registered companies can claim:

£600 for Level 2 NVQs
£1200 for Level 3-4 NVQs
£1500 for Level 6-7 NVQs


Upon NVQ completion, submitting a CITB Grant application form with necessary details and learners’ certificates to initiates the claim process, typically taking around 4 weeks for processing.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • workers wishing to progress into a supervisory position
  • people in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • individuals who wish to start their own business
  • school and college students with a part-time job that enables them to develop the appropriate skills in the workplace
  • full-time or part-time study

Frequently asked questions

Yes, if you need a CSCS card while you are doing your qualification, you can apply for the Experienced Worker card. You can request this card as soon as we have enrolled you on the NVQ (you will also need to pass the CITB Health, Safety, and Environment Test). To apply for the temporary card, we will email you your proof of enrollment, which you must submit to CSCS. You will then upgrade to the Skilled Worker card once you have finished the qualification.

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50% to begin the NVQ process; followed by 50% upon completion.