Do you want to be a skilled craftsperson who can provide complex skills on-site or is called upon to produce interesting and decorative effects in the laying of bricks and blocks? Then this advanced course will show you how. The main subjects covered include handling and storing resources, and decorative and complex walling. This course will also give you the opportunity to complete your own research project.
On successful completion you may progress to:
- the level 4 Higher National Certificate in Construction or Foundation Degree in Construction at the College, or
- gain employment in the industry as a bricklayer or a trainee manager/ working foreman.
What does the course involve?
The main subjects covered are:
- handling and storing resources
- contributing to work relationships (site management)
- preparing materials for use
- preparing and using components and materials
- building complex walling
- decorative walling
- research projects.
In our experience in order to be successful on this level of course you will need at least one of the following:
- four to five GCSEs at grade A*-c (including maths and English) and a level 2 diploma
- a BTEC foundation diploma in a related subject
- level 2 key skills (including literacy or numeracy)
- an NVQ level 2/foundation construction award
- equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.
Are there any exams?
You will be assessed under simulated working conditions in the construction workshops, classrooms and College construction site. There will also be an externally set exam, along with end of unit tests.
When can I study?
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