Apprenticeship – Stonemasonry L2 Standard 16+

  • The Stonemasonry Apprenticeship was re-launched for national delivery in June 2021. Covering key skills areas set out by industry, it comprises 8 core modules and 2 specialist modules in one of the following: Exterior Fixer, Banker or Heritage stonemasonry.

Topics covered include: health & safety; sustainability; repair and restoration of stone structures and carved work; knowledge of working with listed and historic buildings and structures.

Apprentices will learn key techniques in banker stonemasonry, developing a better understanding of working with stone as a building material. They will develop their skills by producing a range of architectural components in stone using hand and power tools. All apprentices will also cover aspects of constructing and repairing stone structures, covering specific areas in more detail according to the chosen option – banker, heritage or exterior fixer – agreed with their employer.

Working closely with their employer, all apprentices will be required to produce a portfolio of college and workplace projects to reflect their training.

Final assessment will be by portfolio review, interview/professional discussion and may include some workplace observation. Details of all units and assessment methods can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships website Stonemason / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

This is a two year block release programme which gives stonemasons the opportunity to complete an apprenticeship programme

MUST BE EMPLOYED IN THE TRADE PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR COURSE

The BCC reserves the right to change the details of this course without notice at any time.

  • Apprenticeship L2 Standard
  • MUST BE EMPLOYED IN THE TRADE PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR COURSE

  • Ideally Grade 4 in Maths and English. If you do not have these then we can help you achieve with training whilst at College. You must achieve Functional Skills L2 to pass your apprenticeship

  • Completion of Maths and English basic skills assessment

  • Commitment to and interest in carpentry
  • 2 years excluding EPA in block release of usually two weeks at a time

There are generally no apprenticeship costs paid by the apprentice, your employer should pay the fees in the following ways:

Where a business employs fewer than 50 people, the government will pay 100% of the apprenticeship training costs up to the funding band maximum for apprentices aged:

· 16-18

· 19-24 with an education, health and care plan provided by their local authority or has been in the care of their local authority.

If you are over 19

· If your employer has a pay bill of more than £3 million, they are required to pay into the Apprenticeship Levy, which should cover apprenticeship training and assessment.

· If your employer is small to medium sized, they will pay 5% towards the cost of training and assessment. The government will pay the rest up to the funding band maximum.

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Stonemasonry – Nigel Gilkison
  • To find out more about our stonemasonry courses please ring the College on 020 8522 1705 or why not attend an open day!
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