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Bricklaying

Construction is everywhere. From housing and shopping centres, to roads, bridges and even national landmarks, it is at the centre of our ever-growing infrastructure, and you can be a part of it. Construction is a lot more than just building. You are creating homes for families, schools for children, hospitals for your community, and constantly improving and upgrading them as the industry develops.

Course Information

  • Levels available Entry/1/2
  • Start Date 02/09/2019
  • Course Ref BRICK
  • Location Innovation and Technology Centre
  • Fees N/A

If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information

What will I do?

You will learn how to design and build a variety of structures and buildings, from garden walls right up to skyscrapers. Covering everything from building basic masonry structures and cavity walling, to construction technology, you will learn in a real life working environment both in and out of the College itself. There will be opportunities for work experience, with trips to working construction sites and visits from guest speakers in the industry.

If you study the Entry Level 3, you will gain skills and knowledge of all areas of construction, including bricklaying, painting & decorating and carpentry, in order to enable you to find your specialism for further study.

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What's next?

At the end of your course you will have gained enough valuable work experience and contacts to kick off your career in the industry. You could also continue your studies, developing your skill set in your chosen trade.

Is it for me?

Do you prefer working with your hands rather than sat at a desk all day? There’s no denying that a career in this industry is primarily physical, however there are excellent progression opportunities within management and leadership too.

You could also start out on construction multi-skills Entry Level 3 to progress on to this course.

Bricklaying Level 1 is the vocational element of a study programme which includes English, Math and work experience for students who would like to eventually work as Bricklayers in the construction industry.

This course provides the foundation of Bricklaying which involves the knowledge and skills required to construct corners, walls and openings using Brick and block and progress to Level 2.

The course is delivered in specialist industrial workshops for each trade and computer/classrooms for theory units by professionally qualified staff with current construction knowledge and skills.

Course units include:

  • Health, safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Quantities and communication
  • Construction technology
  • Setting out for masonry structures
  • Mix construction materials
  • Construct block walling
  • Construct brick walling
  • Construct cavity walling

Entry Requirements
You require Grade 3 in English or Maths but this is not essential.

Bricklaying Level 2 is the vocational element of a study programme which includes English, Math and work experience for students who would like to eventually work as Bricklayers in the construction industry.

Bricklaying Level 2 builds on the skills learned in level 1 and raises quality and speed of work for learners to progress into site work or apprenticeship

The course is delivered in specialist industrial workshops for each trade and computer /classrooms for theory units by professionally qualified staff with current construction knowledge and skills.

Course units include:

  • Understanding information, quantities and communication with others
  • Understanding construction technology
  • Construct solid walling incorporating isolated and attached piers
  • Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures
  • Set out masonry structures
  • Construct masonry cladding

Entry Requirements
You require GCSE grades at C/4 or above in English and Maths.

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