OverviewThe Practical element of the course further extends the skills acquired in the Level 2 programme and stretches them further to produce complex brickwork such as radial brickwork, arches and curved brickwork.
To gain entry to the level 3 qualification it is expected that you have successfully completed the Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying.
Students are expected to be motivated and self-disciplined to carry out the tasks required for the course.
You will be required to pass one externally marked exam, this will be multiple choice and will be carried out online.
You will be required to pass a series of internally marked exams, again in multiple choice format.
You will be given a range of practical bricklaying tasks which must be completed to the Level 3 industrial standards. The practical tasks link to the unit’s titles.
You will carry out the following units of study:
301: Principles of planning, organising and pricing construction work
302: Repairing a maintaining masonry structures
303: Constructing radial and battered brickwork
304: Carrying out decorative and reinforced brickwork
305: Constructing fireplaces and chimneys
Unit 201 will be carried across from your Level 2 programme.
You will develop skills which will enable you to carry out more delicate brickwork activities.
You will learn complex setting out of structures and brickwork which may be required on some projects. The qualification will give you very good knowledge of the principles and processes of planning and carrying projects from start to finish.
Learners may progress onto an NVQ Level 3 in Bricklaying.
Learners may wish to carry out a higher education bridging course and progress on to Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction and the built environment.