NVQ Level 2 Trowel Occupations

An apprenticeship takes at least 12 months to complete, and can take up to two years. After successfully completing an apprenticeship you will have achieved:
  • Erecting Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Setout Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
  • Erecting Masonry Cladding in the workplace
  • Erecting thin joint masonry structures in the workplace
  • Placing and Finishing Non-Specialist Concrete in the Workplace
  • Maintaining Slate and Tile Roofing in the Workplace
  • Repairing and Maintaining Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Installing Drainage in the Workplace
  • Producing Internal Solid Plastering Finishes in the Workplace
  • Producing External Solid Render Finishes in the Workplace


The national minimum wage for an apprentice is £3.50 per hour for 16 to 18 year olds (and over 19s during the first year). However, we encourage our employers to pay more than this.

You get paid for a full weeks’ work, which includes any day release for training if applicable, plus a minimum of 20 days’ holiday pay.
No formal qualifications are required to become an apprentice, all you need is the enthusiasm and work ethic to succeed.

As part of your apprenticeship you will be required to attend College for one day per week and four days on site with the employer. An assessor will regularly visit and monitor your progress throughout your apprenticeship.

Much of your training will be practical although part of it is knowledge and theory based.