Brick slip systems


The purpose of training against this standard is to provide candidates with knowledge of brick slip systems and what they are used for.

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry


Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours


The purpose of training against this standard is to provide candidates with knowledge of brick slip systems and what they are used for.

The scope of this unit includes:

  • What is a brick slip system
  • Where and why are brick slip systems used
  • Different types of brick slip systems and the methods of fixing for each
  • How brick slip systems take into consideration insulation and comply with building regulations 
  • Mechanical fixings and adhesive fixings
  • Tools and equipment needed to fit brick slip systems 
  • Handling, Storage and Moving brick slip systems on site 
  • Health and Safety precautions to be considered 
  • Pointing brick slip systems on site
  • Reading manufacturers’ specifications and drawings to be able to fit brick slip systems safely and efficiently 
  • Common problems and issues.

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational groups:

  • Operative and Craft
  • Supervision.

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However, a basic knowledge of bricklaying terminology, tools and techniques would be beneficial.


As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:

  • A train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate
  • Successfully completed training to this standard 
  • At least 2 years relevant industrial experience
  • A verifiable CV.


Delivery may be in an on or off the job environment.

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes, and must comply with relevant legislation.

The class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.

The following delivery methods may be used in the delivery of this standard:

  • practical training in an off the job simulated environment

This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent or more practical training.


For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment or knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.

Quality assurance

Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard. 

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the Training Standard. 

Approved training organisations will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.


Non-mandatory refresher every 3 years

Approval date

November 2018

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 year(s) from approval date.

Learning outcomes

  • Describe what brick systems are and where they are used   
  • Identify at least 3 different types of brick slip systems and describe the method of fixing for each    
  • Read manufacturers’ specification to determine different tolerances and heights     
  • List the tools needed to install and fit brick slip systems    
  • Identify hazards and health and safety precautions to consider when fitting brick slip systems     
  • Install a brick slip system effectively by using manufacturers’ specification     
  • Identify the common problems with brick slip systems    

Additional information about this standard

This standard was written by the Association of Brickwork Contractors who deliver training against this standard through the ABC Assessment Centre. 

Any guidance or support with training to this standard can be sought from the Association of Brickwork Contractors.