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This Level 1 course will teach you essential skills to prepare you for further training within the construction environment. You will learn about Health and Safety and the units listed below will help you to begin your journey towards employment within the construction industry or further study to enhance your employability.

  • What will I study?

    Principles of building construction, information and communication Contribute to setting out and building of masonry structures up to damp proof course

    • Carrying out blocklaying activities
    • Carrying out bricklaying activities
    • Carry out cavity walling activities
    • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Who is this course for?

    This course is ideal if you have an interest in building and construction and wish to gain a Level 1 qualification in Trowel Trades

  • How is the course assessed?
    • Practical task
    • Assignments
    • On-line multi-choice exams
  • Your Study Programme

    If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you dont have a grade C (4) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal. Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.

  • Knowledge

    You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:

    • Health and safety hazards, current regulations

    • The principles of high-quality customer service

    • How to communicate in a clear, articulate and appropriate manner.
  • Skills

    You will have the ability to:

    • Interpret drawings and specifications

    • Ensure thermal qualities, airtightness and ventilation are maintained

    • Repair and renew masonry structures.
  • Behaviours

    What is required?

    • Conscientious, punctual, enthusiastic, reliable and professional

    • Be reliable, productive, efficient and quality focussed in work and in personal standards to current industrial standards

    • Keep up-to-date with best practice and new technology.
  • Progression and Career Opportunities

    After successful completion of this course you could progress to the Level 2 in Bricklaying and Hard Landscaping

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    Four GCSEs at Grade 2

  • Admissions Process

    We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
    Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.