No, it’s not required. You are required to either hold your completed apprenticeship papers as a Bricklayer and 3 years of paid work experience pre or post qualification, so if you are from the UK and hold a formal qualification as a Bricklayer you would only require the 3 years of employment experience.
If you have NO NVQ or formal training for example, then you are required to have a minimum of 5 years paid employment experience. It is common for our clients to be assessed without holding any formal training or qualification so we use your 5 years of paid work experience as evidence. Your evidence also must show you have worked in your occupation for at least 12 months within the last 3 years and must be able to be verified.