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NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction)

Level 2

Laying Bricks

Start Date: Anytime

Key Points:

Level: 2


Age - 16-18 or 19+

Must not have completed the same course with another provider or have achieved a level 3 in Trowel Occupations (Construction).

Duration: There is no formal duration for this course.

Entry Requirements: N/A


This qualification enables you to work as a bricklayer in the construction industry. As a bricklayer, you will build walls for new homes and developments, and repair and refurbish walls on existing homes and restoration projects. You will erect masonry structures and cladding in a variety of contexts, and learn to work safely as part of a team.


This is a Framework qualification that confirms competency in working in trowel occupations. You will learn how to conform to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace, how to conform to productive working practices in the workplace and how to move, handle and store resources in the workplace. There are no entry requirements for this qualification – anyone over the age of 16 that is seeking to demonstrate competence in working in bricklaying can take this qualification. However you are likely to hold other qualifications that you have studied full-time at college, such as the Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying, or have significant experience working within the construction industry.

Why take this qualification?

1st2 Achieve Training Ltd offers a range of qualifications in construction crafts: level 1, 2 and 3 Diplomas that are taught full-time in college, and level 2 and 3 NVQs that are completed in the workplace (work- based learning). Diplomas can teach you advanced skills and gain you employment, however many large construction sites require the NVQ to demonstrate you are able to work safely and competently onsite. You will take this Level 2 NVQ qualification if you are currently employed or have previously been employed as a bricklayer, and wish to demonstrate your ability to work safely and competently to a recognised national standard.

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification prepares you for work in the construction industry, with a specific focus on trowel occupations. Upon completion you can apply to CSCS, or other industry card schemes, to gain a skills card that will enable you to work on site in your chosen trade. If you wish to progress to become a supervisor working on site, you may wish to study any of the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction)

  • Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision (Construction)

  • Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management (Construction)

Who supports this qualification?

This qualification is widely supported in the construction sector. We are grateful to have specific support from the Federation of Master Builders for the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations.

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