As renowned as we are here at YTA for the extensive selection of bricklaying courses that we offer to those of varying levels of knowhow in this trade, some of those who contact us already have considerable experience as bricklayers. They may therefore not feel the need to undertake an in-depth course covering aspects of this work in which they are already highly adept.
Such individuals may, however, still which to obtain the NVQ Level 2 diploma that would enable them to advance their careers – not least because having this qualification would allow them to obtain the blue skilled worker CSCS card that is necessary if they are to work as a bricklayer on site.
It is for such bricklayers that we offer the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA) route to obtaining the Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) QUA813 Bricklaying. This is a true fast-track assessment route, only requiring you to spend one day or – at most – two days at our West Yorkshire assessment centre.
What’s involved in this popular assessment route?
This Level 2 NVQ Level 2 EWPA route is designed for those with at least five years’ experience in their trade. It is based on an assessment of the skills that you have obtained over the years, as evaluated through professional discussion, witness statements and practical assessment.
There are five mandatory units that make up the bricklaying NVQ Level 2; these cover the elements of conforming to general workplace safety, conforming to efficient work practices, moving and handling resources, erecting masonry structures and setting out masonry structures.
Alongside these compulsory units, however, it is also necessary for those undertaking this route to pass one of a number of available optional units. These relate to such aspects of the profession as the erection of thin joint masonry structures in the workplace, the maintenance of slate and tile roofing in the workplace, the production of internal solid plastering finishes in the workplace, and many more.
Don’t wait any longer to take the next big step in your career
If you are confident that you possess the necessary experience and knowledge in the aforementioned units to pass the course, why not get in touch with the YTA team today?
When you do, we’ll be able to discuss the process with you and arrange for our NVQ bricklaying assessor to call you and complete a ‘skills scan’. Then, we’ll hopefully both be sure enough that it is worth your time, effort and investment to book a place on the formal EWPA route.
We undertake these assessments every week, including on weekends, so it shouldn’t be difficult for us to book a date that makes sense for you.
To learn more about this EWPA assessment route or any of our other bricklaying courses, simply call the YTA team now, on 01274 682199. We’ll help you to make the next big advance in your career as a bricklayer!