NVQ Level 3 in Bricklaying

NVQ Level 3 in Bricklaying

NVQ Level 3 in Bricklaying

NVQ Level 3 in Brickwork (On Site Assessment and Training)

Course Outline

OSAT which is formally known as On Site Assessment is aimed at those who have been working within the construction industry for a number of years.  The assessment is targeted at candidates who already have the relevant skills and expertise, but have not achieved any formal qualifications. This assessment is designed to enable you or an existing employee to achieve a recognised qualification without disruption to daily routines.

Cost: £1550 INC VAT

Deposit: £500

How does the assessment work?

Whilst you are working on site you will be visited by your assessor who will guide you through each part of the process, observe you working and provide the highest levels of support until you complete your qualification.  

  • Assessment of the On Site projects by an accredited assessor
  • The building of a portfolio of evidence
  • Witness testimonials to accredit prior learning
  • Underpinning knowledge questioning
  • Health and Safety testing
  • Training if highlighted at profile stage


Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements: For a candidate to undertake this qualification they must have three or more year’s experience. The applicant must be self employed or must have a work placement to provide evidence on site.


How long does the assessment take?

The assessor may need to do a number of On Site visits so it is hard to judge the exact time it takes to complete the qualification. It’s very much dependent on the candidates experience and skill set. The assessment can take up to 3 – 6 months.


How much does OSAT cost?


Is there any funding available for OSAT?

At present the NVQ Level 2 isn’t funded by the government, however, the cost of OSAT is tax deductable. CITB Registered Levy payers may be able to claim £400 back on completion of the qualification for more information on levy payments, please visit www.citb.co.uk


Qualification Framework

To achieve this qualification a minimum of 150 credits need to be attained. This comprises the 8 mandatory units plus units from the following 1 optional unit group(s).

Mandatory Units (credit value: 136) Units Required: 8

QCF209v2: Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace

QCF210v2: Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace

QCF211v2: Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace

QCF40v2: Erecting Masonry Structures in the Workplace

QCF41v2: Setting Out Masonry Structures in the Workplace

QCF48v2: Setting Out Complex Masonry Structures in the Workplace

QCF49v2: Erecting Complex Masonry Structures in the Workplace

QCF641: Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace


Optional Units (credit value: 16) Units Required: 1

QCF42v2: Erecting Masonry Cladding in the workplace

QCF44v2: Erecting thin joint masonry structures in the workplace

QCF45v3: Placing and Finishing Non-Specialist Concrete in the Workplace

QCF47v2: Maintaining Slate and Tile Roofing in the Workplace

QCF50v2: Repairing and Maintaining Masonry Structures in the Workplace

QCF639v2: Installing Drainage in the Workplace

QCF66: Producing Internal Solid Plastering Finishes in the Workplace

QCF67: Producing External Solid Render Finishes in the Workplace

How do I enrol on OSAT?

Step 1: The candidate will be required to complete a Construction Training Specialists (CTS) Skill Scan application form and CTS application form and return with either the full course fee or £500 deposit.  PLEASE NOTE ALL DEPOSITS PAID ARE NON REFUNDABLE. S

Step 2: The candidate is registered onto CSkills Awards registration and certification system. The candidate will then be allocated a time and date when they will be assessed. PLEASE NOTE ALL OUTSTANDING PAYEMENTS MUST BE PAID BEFORE THE CANDIDATES FIRST VISIT. 


OSAT covers the following trades:

· Bricklaying

· Carpentry & Joinery;

· Construction Operations (Groundworks)

· Curtain Wall Installation

. Dry Lining

· Fabrication of Glass Supporting Structures

· Fenestration (Window & Door Installation)

· Fire Resistant Glazing

· Flat Glass Manufacture

· Glass Container Processing

· Glass Processing

· Glazing

· Interior Systems Dry lining (Fixer & Finisher)

· Maintenance Operations

· Partitioning

· Painting and Decorating

· Plastering

. Woodmachining


  • Level 2 achievers can progress onto their NVQ Level 3.
  • Level 3 achievers can progress on to their NVQ Level 4.
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Download the application form here:

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What CSCS Card can I apply for on completion of my Qualification?

A candidate who has successfully completed their NVQ Level 2 can apply for their Blue Skilled Worker Card.  A candidate who has obtained their NVQ Level 3 can apply for their Gold Card. 

Benefits of On Site Assessment

Will enable you to apply for the appropriate CSCS card. – Designed to accredit you or existing workforce with accredited qualifications without disruption to daily routine. – Candidates are able to update their existing knowledge on Health and Safety – Provides opportunities for further training if identified at initial profiling.


What evidence contributes towards the qualification?
  •  Tracking Sheets

  • Skill Scan

  • Audio Recording

  •  Photos

  • Videos

  • Time Cards

  • Site Plans & Drawings