Stonemasonry Apprenticeships Level 2
Sim Balk Lane, York, YO23 2BB
The UK construction industry makes a vital contribution to the economy. However, there is a skills shortage in the industry and this work-based course ensures that staff needs meet national standards. Stonemasonry is a specialist craft and as a Stonemason, you would use your skills to carve architectural features, cut and shape blocks, or lay and fit stonework into place on construction projects. As a banker mason you would follow design instructions to carve and shape stone, and give it a textured or polished finish (known as dressing), using hand and power tools.
There are two pathways available:
Apprentices attend College on block release (two weeks per term approximately) depending on timetable and work for their employer the rest of the time.
For the NVQ you will build up a portfolio, which is a collection of examples or evidence of your work that demonstrates your skills and ability, including a work diary, photos, statements from your employer and colleagues and examples of completed tasks. Assessment consists of practical tasks, observations, oral questioning, written questions, assignments, projects and written tests.
The Diploma is assessed using both practical and written tests.
The Functional Skills are assessed through online tests.
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