This is a College-based qualification designed to offer you a route into the construction industry and employment. It is a hands-on, practical course which is studied by people who want to be employed as bricklayers. The course consists of seven units, which are broken into underpinning knowledge and practical units. Given the practical nature of the course and the measuring and setting out involved, a range of mathematical and problem solving skills will be developed. If you work in the industry, you can build this course up into a full NVQ qualification by obtaining evidence of your abilities. For more information about this, ask to speak to a tutor.
How to carry out safe working practices in construction Information, quantities and communicating with others Building methods and construction technology Basic bricklaying skills Basic cavity walling Contributing to setting out and basic masonry structures up to damp course level
Each unit has an end test A practical assignment Online test based on the seven units
A minimum of two GCSEs grade D/3 or above.
A satisfactory interview
Satisfactory record of achievement/references
Completion of the construction specific assessment and initial assessment
Completion of this course may act as a good preparation for an apprenticeship or as a stepping stone into the construction industry in a related role such as site labourer, semi-skilled employee or another "wet" trade. Brickwork is one of the "wet" trades and certain skills learned on this course could be transferable onto plastering or tiling. You could progress onto courses such as: Level Two Diploma in Bricklaying, Level Two Intermediate Apprenticeship in Construction - Brick Level Two Diploma in in Civil Engineering (Construction Operations)