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Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying

With this course, you will learn how to construct block, brick and cavity walling and will develop the hand skills needed to use a variety of tools.

Your listening and problem solving skills will form a big part of this course as you'll work independently to complete a variety of written and practical tasks.

Bricklaying has fantastic job prospects and could provide you with a career for life.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Constructing block walling
  • Constructing brick walling
  • Constructing cavity walling
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Knowledge of construction technology
  • Knowledge of technical information, quantities and communication with others
  • Mixture of construction materials
  • Setting out for basic masonry structures

In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to gain some work experience within the construction industry.

How is it assessed?

During this course, you'll be assessed by a range of practical and online assessments.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above in English and maths. If you do not achieve this, you will be supported to complete this alongside your course.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

This course is the first step towards becoming a successful bricklayer.

You could progress on to the level 2 course to enhance your skills and knowledge or alternatively, you could secure an apprenticeship with an employer and earn whilst you learn.

Ref: Bob Ledsham

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Why study Construction with us?

Workplace Environment

You will develop your skills and knowledge in our impressive specialist workshops.

Interactive Experience

Your learning is practical, hands-on and heavily work experience focused.

Expert Tutors

Our tutors are experienced, industry experts and passionate about their subject too.

Showcase Your Skills

Take part in industry competitions like SkillBuild. Our students have won every year.

Excellent Progression

Your course can help you to secure an apprenticeship or a job in the industry.

Industry Links

We have strong links with employers such as Bagnalls Painting and Decorating.