Co-ordinating brickwork requirements


The purpose of training against this standard is to provide the candidates with an overview of how the brickwork team integrates with the wider project team.

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry


Minimum 3 learning hours


The purpose of training against this standard is to provide the candidates with an overview of how the brickwork team integrates with the wider project team.

The scope includes:

  • an introduction to the structural overview of the whole project team and where the brickwork team sit within it
  • client structure
  • main contractor
  • other contractors
  • consultants
  • surveyors
  • suppliers.

Occupational relevance

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

  • operative and craft
  • supervision
  • management and leadership.

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:

  • classroom
  • e-learning
  • a blend of classroom and e-learning
  • other.

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


For the successful completion of training, the trainer will be required to make a declaration of the learner’s contribution during the course and that they are confident the learner has understood the content of the course.

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

The candidate will be able to:

  • Discuss the role of the bricklayer   
  • Discuss what other contractors may be working on a job and the roles they have
  • Describe the role of the Main contractor    
  • Describe who the Client is and what relationship they have to the job    
  • Discuss what a consultant does and the roles they may have    
  • Describe the role of a surveyor   
  • Describe what a supplier is and the different types.

Additional information

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.