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Building and repairing walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
30 months
Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer

What apprentices will learn
  • construction techniques, types of materials and selecting appropriate tools and equipment
  • cavity walling, building fireplaces and chimneys
  • how to use levelling devices
  • health and safety hazards, regulations and legislation
  • customer service and communications skills
  • awareness and consideration of other related trades

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • have achieved level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G) and have taken level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

Apprentices will be able to apply for an appropriate Construction Skills Certification Scheme card once they have completed their apprenticeship. Apprentices will also be eligible to join the Federation of Master Builders' continuous professional development scheme.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.