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Bricklaying Construction Diploma - Level 1

Overview

This course is for those who wish to work as a bricklayer in the construction sector. It allows you the opportunity to progress on to the Level 3 Technical Certificate in Brickwork, and to move on to future employment in industry.

The course has been designed to help you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in bricklaying.

The course covers the following units:

  • Carrying out block laying activities
  • Carrying out bricklaying activities
  • Carrying out cavity walling activities
  • Contribute to setting out and building of masonry structures up to damp proof course

Students will also participate in wider learner activities along with guest speakers to improve personal skills, competitions and work placements.

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Entry requirements

  • GCSEs with at least 3 points (grade D) in maths and English or an equivalent plus an aptitude test OR
  • The Entry Level Diploma in Construction Skills.
  • Consideration will be given to 19+ learners who may not have formal qualifications but industry experience.

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20191 yr(s)1923A1FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

One year.

How will I be assessed?

You'll be assessed through the following methods:

  • Practical assessment
  • Theory tests
  • Online tests
  • Health and safety test

What will I study?

The course consists of units which cover basic blocklaying and bricklaying skills, basic cavity walling, building methods and construction technology.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

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How do I apply?

Apply online or by calling 0808 100 3626.

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