This course will teach you essential skills at Level 3 to prepare you for further training within the Bricklaying field of the construction environment - specialising in Radial work, battered buttresses, serpentine walls, decorative brickwork, reinforced brickwork, fireplaces, chimneys, planning and pricing.
You will learn about Health and Safety and the units listed below will help you to begin, or continue, your journey towards employment within the construction industry or further study to enhance your employability.
What will I study?
The units you will study are likely to include: Core units:
- Health, safety and welfare in construction
- Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
- Constructing radial and battered brickwork
- Carrying out decorative and reinforced brickwork
- Constructing fireplaces and chimneys
- Repair and maintain masonry structures
All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal if you have an interest in Bricklaying and construction and wish to gain a Level 3 qualification in Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying.
How is the course assessed?
- Practical task
- Online multi-choice exams
Your Study Programme
If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme this could be a vocational or technical qualification. 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.
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.
If you have chosen to study for a T Level qualification, this will involve college-based theory and practice lessons along with relevant work placement to enable you to gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers are looking for.
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.
All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses).
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.
You will have the ability to:
Interpret drawings and specifications
Ensure thermal qualities, airtightness and ventilation are maintained
- Repair and renew masonry structures.
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.
You will need to have personal protective equipment such as eye protection, overalls and safety boots. We will provide you with a list before you join the course. You may be able to apply to the College Bursary Fund for help with paying for these items.
Progression and Career Opportunities
- Employment as a Bricklayer
- Apprenticeship within the construction industry
Entry Requirements for new students
Four GCSEs at grade 9-4. You will need to have achieved a Pass grade on the Level 2 Bricklaying and Hard Landscaping course along with GCSEs in English and maths both at least at a grade 3. You will also need to have at least 90% attendance on the L2 course and have shown good behaviour and engagement with the programme.
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.