So you’ve completed basic and advanced bricklaying and now you are considering preparing for the City and Guilds 617 bricklaying level 2 qualification.
The bricklaying level 2 course is usually twice as long to undertake but well worth the time and good effort to complete if you are serious about becoming a competent bricklayer. At this level, not only will you be trained and working on advanced brick work, you will also receive training on documenting your build work or build site. For example, you’ll learn how to evidence and document by use of photography, voice and/or video recording and other work based evidence methods.
The bricklaying level 2 course will also prepare you to be employable for building works upon successful completion of the programme and passing marks on assessments and exams. At the successful end of this journey, you will receive a City and Guilds 6217 qualification with a clear path to achieving NVQ level 2 and obtaining a CSCS card (which is now required on any build work in the UK).
Most learning providers will provide tools and materials but you will be required to wear suitable clothing and protective footwear (preferably steel toed), which is compulsory.
Who is the bricklaying level 2 course aimed at?
The bricklaying level 2 course is ideal for people with competent basic bricklaying skills, to enable them to work on more complex bricklaying projects of their own. The advanced bricklaying level is also most popular for people seeking a career as a professional City and Guilds qualified bricklayer and this course will prepare them to undertake NVQ and CSCS status.
The bricklaying level 2 course is described below:
Bricklaying level 2 course content
Each educational provider’s course content differs from another but in general, the bricklaying level 2 course will include emphasis on safety, regulations, materials and equipment selections, alongside more complex brickwork projects, methods and techniques, that in turn could form the basis of a successfully competent bricklayer level 2 NVQ completed portfolio.
After completing the bricklaying level 2 course
After successful completion of the bricklaying level 2 course, the next step is assessment in order to achieve NVQ level 2 qualifications. You can also consider enrolling in a bricklaying level 3 and/or paving and slabbing.
Available bricklaying courses
- Bricklaying DIY
- Bricklaying Advanced
- Bricklaying Level 3
- Paving & Slabbing
Visit our training course directory and find out more details about enrolling onto bricklaying courses available with leading fitness course providers.