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NVQ3 Heritage Brickwork Specialist Apprenticeship

The Construction Skills National Specialist Team works with specialist sectors within the construction industry and has developed a range of Specialist Apprenticeship Programmes (SAPs). These provide training for small sectors where no provision exists within the FE college system and meet the demand for qualifications away from traditional providers.

This knowledge and expertise has now been applied to the built heritage sector. The National Specialist Team are working with industry experts to develop a range of Heritage Specialist Apprenticeships for – brickwork, carpentry, joinery, specialist leadwork, plastering (fibrous and solid), painting & decorating, stonemasonry, wall and floor tiling.

A combination of 30 days off-the-job training (college or private provider) and on-the-job, in-company training takes the candidate through a series of modules providing the underpinning knowledge and practical skills required to work in the built heritage sector of the construction industry.

Assessment and award of the Heritage Skills NVQ will be achieved by the candidate gathering evidence from the workplace, under the guidance of a recognised Assessor, building up a portfolio matching the requirements of the Heritage Skills NVQ.

The training specification for Heritage Brickwork  designed by Gerard  provides the apprentice/trainee with the necessary fundamental, historical, theoretical, technological knowledge and the fundamental practical skills to be proficient in working on the conservation, repair and restoration of traditionally built brick buildings from the 15th century onwards.