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Course Overview

The NVQ level 2 diploma in bricklaying is a qualification that all bricklayers must have if they wish to carry out work on-site. In the past, gaining this qualification has proven difficult for bricklayers with other commitments to manage; completing an NVQ is very time-consuming, and many people are simply unable to fit it in.

However, we at Access Training Academies can help you to gain your bricklaying NVQ within a short, manageable timeframe, allowing you to start performing on-site work without having to drop any other commitments. With our help, you will compile and submit a portfolio containing:
  • Factual accounts of your work
  • Witness testimonies
  • Photographic evidence of the jobs you complete
Our assessors will ensure that you are headed for success, helping you to gather the evidence you need and making recommendations as you move forward. If you’d like to start working towards an NVQ level 2 in bricklaying, click here to get in touch with Access Training Academies; alternatively, read on to find out more about what we have to offer.
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Who needs a bricklaying NVQ?

As mentioned above, the level 2 bricklaying NVQ is an industry requirement for all site bricklayers. Even the most experienced bricklayers will not be permitted to perform on-site bricklaying work until they have the bricklaying NVQ and a CSCS card to prove it.

This course is aimed at experienced candidates only. If you have no prior experience of bricklaying work and want to get trained up, we recommend a career change course.

What qualification will I earn?

The qualification awarded to successful candidates is the City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Bricklaying. As previously stated, you will also be issued a CSCS card, which can be used as evidence of your NVQ qualification when you’re on-site.

The assessment process explained

Here’s a step-by-step guide to the process you will follow in order to achieve your level 2 bricklaying NVQ:
  1. An interview with Access Training Academies.This interview will give us a chance to ascertain your current experience and understanding of bricklaying. However, depending on your experience and qualifications, you may need to achieve your the level 2 diploma prior to this. We will advise you on what you require.
  2. A formal induction session.This will serve as your official introduction to the NVQ level 2 bricklaying course, as well as to the process of compiling and submitting your portfolio of evidence.
  3. Compiling your portfolio.As you gather the photographs, testimonies, and factual accounts that you will need to provide in order to earn your bricklaying NVQ, you will meet with your assessor on a regular basis to review your progress and ensure that you are on the right track.
  4. Final submission and award.Once your portfolio has been submitted and approved, you will be awarded the NVQ level 2 bricklaying diploma and issued your CSCS card.
This course structure has been designed to help you get qualified within the shortest possible period of time.

What other courses do Access Training offer?

If you have gained your bricklaying NVQ and would like to expand your skillset further, we at Access Training Academies can deliver a number of other accredited trade training courses that will help you to master new skills and add yet more qualifications to your CV.

Here are some of the disciplines in which we specialise – click on a trade to see what courses we offer in that area:

Reasons to choose Access Training Academies

  • Dedicated specialist assessors and teaching staff
  • Purpose-built training centres across the UK
  • Flexible ‘fast track’ course structures
  • Affordable course prices
  • Exceedingly high pass rates
Contact us now to learn more about the NVQ level 2 bricklaying programme and how to enrol.
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