OverviewThis course is designed to develop the basic bricklaying skills and knowledge of bricklaying. The course is made up of three practical assessments and one health and safety theory assessment. Throughout the duration of the course, the focus will be on developing the hand skills and bricklaying knowledge to progress onto a level 2 course or apprenticeship.
There are no formal entry requirements but applicants must have a commitment to learning. You will be interviewed for your suitability.
If you are under 19 and you do not already have English & Maths GCSE grades 9-4 or equivalent you will be required to undertake GCSE or Functional Skills alongside your main qualification.
Your progress is assessed throughout the year. You will develop a variety of construction skills which will be tested by practical demonstration of your competence throughout the course.
You will also undertake a theory assessment.
Units you will undertake are:
- Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction
- Constructing half brick return corners
- Constructing cavity walls in brickwork and block work
- Constructing one brick walling
You may also be required to attend GCSE English and maths.
Benefits/SkillsYou will develop a basic understanding of the construction industry as well as learning the skills and underpinning knowledge of bricklaying.
Careers/ProgressionFollowing this course you can go on to the Level 2 bricklaying course (full time) or become an apprentice bricklayer.