Level 1 Bricklaying
Full time course
This hands-on programme provides learners with the opportunity to learn the basics of this trade craft in a realistic environment that covers the theory and practice of bricklaying. You’ll learn how to build structures, handle and store resources, work as part of a team, prepare bricklaying materials and learn about on-site health and safety.
What will I study?
Safe working practices
Information, quantities and communicating
Building methods and construction technology
Thin joint masonry
Isolated and attached piers
Maths and English
Learners who have not who have not achieved grade 4 (grade C) or above in Maths and English will be given additional support to improve these skills.
All courses include opportunities for learners to experience working in a construction environment– this may be with employers, a community project or a project within the college campus. This gives learners the opportunity to develop their skills in their chosen trade and will assist with progression choices.
In conjunction with obtaining a trade qualification and practical experience, learners will also develop other skills, such as interview techniques and CV preparation, to prepare them for the world of work.
What do I need to join?
You will need two GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above, in English and maths. A short interview together with assessments in maths, English and trade skills will be necessary to ensure the level of the course is appropriate for you.
How long is the course?
1 year, with attendance required of 2.5 days a week, which includes Maths, English, enrichment, work experience and tutorial days, to further support you in your chosen career within the industry.
How will I learn?
Practical experience will be gained in the workshop, through practical activities. Underpinning knowledge will be delivered in the classroom and IT suite, where study will be interactive and informative.
How will I know how I am doing?
Targets will be set and agreed with your tutor; you will receive regular feedback and one-to-one reviews to ensure that you are on track to achieve your goals. Your practical work will also be assessed by your tutor and your portfolio will be assessed by our internal verification team. Parents can also monitor progress through the Pro Monitor portal.
Are there any extra costs?
Material fees will be required on enrolment. Financial support is available in certain circumstances– contact Learner Services for further information.
What can I do next?
After successful completion, you can progress to Level 2 Bricklaying Diploma.
What are my career options?
There are many different specialist roles within the industry. Employers will be looking for a minimum of level 2 NVQ or an apprenticeship at an equivalent level. This course provides an excellent foundation upon which to build a career within the construction industry.
Filton and Stroud Campuses.