Bricklaying Apprenticeships

Learn more about Level 2 and 3 bricklaying apprenticeships.

Bricklaying is a popular trade that is always in demand. This discipline is the ideal path for anyone who has excellent attention to detail, enjoys practical work, and isn’t afraid to work hard to get the job done to an excellent standard. 

Bricklayers are skilled in a range of areas, from building walls and laying drains to concreting and site health and safety. Aside from building and repairing masonry structures, bricklayers are also responsible for restoring and refurbishing decorative stonework.

Sign up with ACE, and we’ll support you throughout your apprenticeship as you hone and polish your skill set and industry knowledge to set you up for a successful career in construction’

Bricklaying earning potential

The average bricklayer earns £22,000 – £50,000 per year (, and once you’ve gained your qualifications you can either work for a company or become self-employed.

Cody's story

Cody joined ACE Training in 2021 as a Pre Apprentice in Brickwork, and from the offset displayed a strong and positive work ethic that was an example to others. Cody began with his employer at the start of 2023, after a successful work experience placement that was organised by ACE when the company asked for a reliable and enthusiastic individual to assist for two weeks. Cody impressed them so much that they asked him to stay on as their Apprentice.


Always forward thinking, Cody continuously sets himself goals for the future which help him stay focused. He is now working hard towards his Level 2 Apprenticeship in Brickwork and is aiming to purchase a van for work to ensure he can be wherever he needs to be with all his kit, whatever the weather! Cody has a great attitude, is motivated and driven, possesses good communication skills and is skilful in his trade, making him an excellent Apprentice and a worthy winner of the ‘Brick Awards Apprentice of the Year 2023’. We caught up with Cody to ask him a few questions and find out how it felt to win at the Bricks…

I have recently worked on doing up a property and extending it and converting it into flats. I enjoyed being involved with the project and seeing the end result!

The best thing about being with ACE Training is how hands on it is from the start. You get involved and work building walls and the tutors help you to improve your skills and show you tips that you can pick up from them and improve your technique and results.

I think ACE Training is different to a traditional college as it’s all about construction. The team is small but everyone is supportive and you have a designated course coordinator you can speak to at any time. You come away not just with practical skills but with life skills as well.

My advice to anyone thinking of joining a trade is to find a trade you like the idea of doing and go to college and learn the skills you need for that trade. Then look for an Apprenticeship in that field to learn more skills and become qualified. You need to be willing to learn new things and listen to your tutors, employer and colleagues.

I was over the moon to win Apprentice of Year because of all the hard work I put into my Apprenticeship and coming to ACE to learn my trade and to improve skills to be the best version of myself. It all paid off when my name was called!

Apprenticeship Bricklaying (Level 2)

Learn to build brick and block walls, cavity walls including window and door openings, plus the setting out of structures, laying drains, concreting, health and safety on site, communication and organisational procedures at work, storing and moving materials safely, and understanding information plans and drawings.

You will work towards an NVQ Diploma Level 2 in Bricklaying, Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying, Functional Skills Level 1 in English and Maths and Employment Rights and Responsibilities.

Advanced Apprenticeship Bricklaying (Level 3)

This advanced level course is the next step after an apprenticeship and is aimed at skilled workers and staff members who are likely to take more responsible roles within the company. The Advanced Apprenticeship takes approximately a year to complete.

The course includes setting out and erecting complex masonry structures, health and safety considerations, developing and maintaining good working relationships in the workplace, and confirming the work methods, activities and resources needed.

You will work towards an NVQ Diploma Level 3 in Trowel Occupations, Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying and Functional Skills Level 2 in both English and Maths.

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