Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone employed in the construction industry who would like to develop his or her skills and knowledge to become a qualified bricklayer. Experienced bricklayers can complete a fast track Advanced Apprenticeship framework in order to gain fully qualified status. This will be dependent on existing skills and knowledge
Do I need any formal qualifications?
You should have a relevant Level 2 Qualification and be employed in the industry.
You should also have two GCSEs at grade D in English and maths or a relevant Level 1 qualification and have an interest in bricklaying. Following a successful interview and initial assessment, you will be allocated a place to study the practical and theoretical elements of bricklaying. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment
What will I study on the course?
You will study building methods and construction technology, carrying out structural and decorative brickwork and learn how to repair and maintain masonry structures. Ideal if you are employed as a bricklayer and wish to progress from Level 2. You will also study and display Carrying out Health and Safety in the workplace, Material Science, Advanced Craft Skills, Environmental Issues, Managerial Studies and Architectural Design. These will all be delivered and carried out in Practical and theoretical tests throughout the programme of study.
As well as improving your practical abilities, you will develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your main programme of study, enhance your life skills and help with your future career progression.