This course has been designed for those with no previous experience of bricklaying to provide a foundation for a career within the construction industry. You will benefit from a variety of activities designed to bring out the best of your potential, and enable you to use your skills and knowledge to gain employment in the industry.
The qualification recognises your job knowledge and tests the skills you have acquired. Alongside this course you will also study the Welsh Baccalaureate.
What Will I Learn?
You will study units, which reflect the needs of industry while preparing you for a career within the sector. You will also develop Essential Skills in Communication and Application of Number. The units you may study include: Handle & Store Materials; Work Relationships; Working Platforms; Preparing Materials; Preparing Components; Using Components & Materials.
The course contains both theory and practical bricklaying workshop based lessons with many opportunities to work with hand tools and perform building operations.
Alongside this course you will also study the Welsh Baccalaureate. For the Welsh Baccalaureate you will explore a wide range of areas including how Wales 'fits in' with Europe and the rest of the world, the health of the nation and how to be enterprising. The Welsh Baccalaureate also provides the opportunity to study Essential Skills Wales qualification at an appropriate level.
You will require 3 GCSEs at grade A*- E which must include English/Welsh and Maths/Numeracy or successful completion of Construction Skills Entry 3 and working at Entry 3 in Literacy and Numeracy.
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.
You will be assessed via a range of methods, which will include practical and job knowledge unit tests, external examination and portfolios for Essential Skills.
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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.
Additional Fee Notes
Purchase of steel toe capped boots, overalls and a course text book is required for this course. Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.
- On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress the Level 2 Diploma. If you gain employment/apprenticeship you will be eligible to study an NVQ 2 in Brickwork.
Bricklayer or mason
Average salary: £20,417
Bricklayers and masons erect and repair structures of stone, brick and similar materials and cut, shape and polish granite, marble, slate and other stone for building, ornamental and other purposes.
There are no formal academic entry requirements, though GCSEs/S grades are advantageous. Entry is typically through an apprenticeship or traineeship approved by ConstructionSkills leading to an NVQ/SVQ in General Construction at Level 3.