Here at YTA, we boast a wide variety of practical courses for furthering one’s career in the construction industry, with bricklaying NVQ Level 2 courses being just one of our areas of specialism.
As an experienced or advanced bricklayer, you might be looking for the next step in your career, but it may not be feasible for you to take time off to undertake extensive training.
In this case, you might wish to find an assessment process that is reliable and trusted, but also economical and efficient, so that you can certify your skills and experience with an accredited qualification.
If you have at least five years’ experience as a bricklayer, and can evidence that you already possess an NVQ Level 2 standard of skills, there is a simple way to fast-track your way to certification – namely, through the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA) pathway.
A fast-track practical assessment for experienced bricklayers
To undertake the EWPA, you will need to spend a day or two at our NVQ centre in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
During your time at our site, you will be tasked with putting your hard-earned experience into action, which will then be assessed alongside a professional discussion and pre-prepared witness statements.
There are five mandatory units for this course, relating to general workplace safety, efficient working practices, moving and handling resources, and erecting and setting out masonry structures.
You can further this with a more specialised optional unit which will further help you demonstrate your particular expertise and specialisms within bricklaying and construction. This includes units concerning concrete, cladding, roofing, render, drainage, and more.
If you successfully complete the bricklaying EWPA, you will achieve a Cskills Awards Bricklaying NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) QUA813 Bricklaying.
With this qualification, you will be able to undertake site work, and will be eligible for a blue skilled worker CSCS card. In fact, you can even get a temporary red CSCS card as soon as you have registered for the course.
Further your career with specialist construction courses from YTA
When you already have hands-on experience in the construction industry, why not make the most of your expertise and upgrade your career by taking on the bricklaying EWPA?
Get in touch with the YTA team to find out more and discuss your experience, as well as for advice on what might be the best route forward for you. Whether you are just starting out or have decades of experience, YTA is here to help you further your career through trusted training and accreditation.
And it’s not just bricklayers we can support – we offer a selection of courses and EWPAs for a range of different trades in the construction industry.