NVQ Level 2 in Trowel Occupations (Bricklaying)

The NVQ Level 2 in Trowel Occupations course is aimed at candidates who are already working as a bricklayer and who want to achieve a qualification that recognises their skills and expertise.  On successful completion of the course, students will be able to apply for their CSCS Blue Skilled Workers Card.

Topics covered by the course include how to set out and construct masonry structures and work with a variety of materials. Learners will also have the opportunity to specialise in subjects such as rendering, plastering and working with concrete.

Applicants MUST be at least 16 years old and have a good understanding of the English language.  This bricklaying nvq course is designed so the learner can gain the qualification while at work and enhance their career prospects.


At the end of the NVQ Level 2 in Trowel Occupations course candidates will be able to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in a number of areas including setting out, constructing and maintaining masonry structures.


The Level 2 Construction NVQ in Trowel Occupations course has two units, one mandatory and the other optional. The course topics are as follows:

Mandatory units: Candidates must complete all of the following units:

  • Health and safety
  • Productive workplace practices
  • Laying out masonry structures
  • Constructing masonry structures

Optional units include: Candidates must choose one of the following units:

  • Installing drainage
  • Applying rendering
  • Working with plaster
  • Repairing and maintaining masonry structures
  • Working with concrete
  • Constructing cladding
  • Working with lime mortars
  • Conservation of stonemasonry or brickwork


In order to successfully complete the Level 2 construction course, an NVQ assessor will observe the learner through a range of methods:

  • observations to see skills in practice
  • professional discussions
  • written questions
  • a portfolio of evidence

*To apply for the CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card candidates must have an up to date CITB Health and Safety Touch Screen Test*

Who Should Attend?

Workers currently employed as a bricklayer and who want to gain a CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card. The course is suitable for those who want to further their career prospects in the construction industry or wish start their own business.

NVQ Course Facts

No additional costs

No additional Costs

All costs are included in the price of the course including certification and travel.

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Course Length

Completion times are dependent on the amount of time and commitment each student is able to give to the qualification. Please check the "Duration" section of the specific course you are looking to take for an estimated average.

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Full support from an assessor

Students will have telephone and email access to their dedicated assessor throughout the working week. Assessors will be on-hand to answer any questions and offer assistance where required

No additional costs

CSCS card costs

The current cost of the CSCS card is £36. Students will be required to apply for their CSCS card directly on receipt of their certificate.

CSCS card application

No additional costs


NVQ certificates typically takes just 10 working days to be issued on completion of the course.

Suggested Progression

NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision


Applicants MUST be at least 16 years old and have a good understanding of the English language.

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