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Technical Certificate in Brickwork - Level 2

Overview

This Level 2 Technical Certificate in Brickwork is aimed at you if you are looking to work in the construction industry specifically as a craftsperson in bricklaying. A bricklayer has the skills and knowledge to build or repair walls in accordance with construction plans. They may also build or refurbish arches or other structures, therefore they play an important part of any construction team. You will gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge that are important when you are working as a bricklayer or progressing to further learning and training in this area.

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Entry requirements

  • A minimum of at least grade 4/C in English and maths.
  • A relevant foundation construction award or a Level 1 Diplolma in Bricklaying, including English and maths.
  • If the applicant has trade experience a basic aptitude test will be required.

Consideration will be given to 19+ learners who may not have formal qualifications but industry experience. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

You will alo need to supply a written reference either from a recent education institution or employer. This will need to be uploaded to your myVISION account by the end of May. If you are not able to gain a reference, please contact admissions@wnc.ac.uk for further advice.

 

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20211 yr(s)1578A1024FREE£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 will be assessed through the following methods:

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

What does the course lead to?

This course will give you a qualification that will allow you to apply for roles in a construction setting.

What will I study?

This qualification covers all the main skills and knowledge you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work as a bricklayer.

You will study the following mandatory content:

  • Principles of Construction
  • Building cavity walls
  • Building solid walls and piers
  • Constructing basic arches
  • Setting out buildings
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction

The units are designed so that you learn the underlying principles and practical skills involved, as well as getting an overview of the principles of construction, building technology and terminology used.

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?

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