Hull College Bricklaying

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Hull College Bricklaying

Bricklayers and masons erect and repair structures of stone, brick and similar materials and cut, shape and polish granite, marble, slate and other stone for building, ornamental and other purposes.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements, though GCSEs/S grades are advantageous. Entry is typically through an apprenticeship or traineeship approved by ConstructionSkills leading to an NVQ/SVQ in General Construction at Level 3.

Typical Education Level:

Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 (A Level Equivalent), Level 4, Level 5, Other (Short Course / Specialist Interest), Foundation

Typical Tasks
  • Examines drawings, photographs and specifications to determine job requirements.
  • Marks and cuts stone using hammers, mallet and hand or pneumatic chisels.
  • Spreads mortar on foundations and bricks, and places, levels and aligns bricks in mortar bed.
  • Uses hand and power tools to shape, trim, carve, cut letters in and polish stone.
  • Levels, aligns and embeds stone in mortar and faces brick, concrete or steel frame with stone to make and repair structures.
Desired Skills

Mathematics, Critical Thinking, Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Speaking, Active Learning, Writing, Science

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