Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||2 September 2024|
|Course code||FLR1BRK (2425)|
Who is it for?
This programme is designed to give you a broad knowledge and understanding of the Construction Industry and to provide the technical skills training to achieve a Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork. Progression from the Level 1 course would be to the Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork or to a combined Level 2 NVQ/Diploma in Brickwork should you wish to gain an Apprenticeship.
GCSE Maths and English at grade 3 or above.
What does the course involve?
Bricklaying is a valuable and highly skilled craft and one of the cornerstones of the construction industry. The basic skills that you develop on this course will help you to work on projects ranging from building garden walls to house extensions, house building and commercial projects such as factories. To become a bricklayer, you will need to be organised and motivated, physically active, a good team player, able to read and understand plans and drawings, and be an effective communicator.
This course is set within an external workshop to simulate a real working environment. You must be prepared to work outside and in all weathers.
You will gain skills to prepare you for work as a bricklayer including:
Principles of Construction
Health & Safety
Setting out of Masonry Structures
Students will be required to attend Maths and English (GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2) depending on prior achievements and initial assessments.
How is the course assessed?
The vocational units will be assessed by end of unit multiple-choice tests supported with practical assessments on completion of the required training. In addition, there will be two online multiple-choice knowledge tests covering the Principles of Construction and Health & Safety units.
How much does it cost?
You will need to provide your own overalls, safety shoes, tools, classroom equipment and contribute to the cost of any additional enrichment activities.
If you are aged 19 or over, fees for tuition, exams and materials may be payable on enrolment.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the option to progress to the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Brickwork or an apprenticeship in brickwork. Both these progression routes are available through Shrewsbury Colleges Group.
Students have the opportunity of entering local, national, and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email email@example.com
Level 1 Brickwork
Previous school: Thomas Adams School
I'm in my second year of brickwork and I've been learning a lot about attention to detail. I've got a part-time job on building sites on Mondays and Fridays where I work on extensions, new builds, renovations - anything you can think of really. At college, we learn the techniques and at work, I get to put them into practice.
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