Bricklayers work on both new build and renovation schemes, on projects ranging from house extensions to city centre commercial development. This course aims to provide a basic knowledge of bricklaying and to develop and practise the skills for employment and a career in this craft area.
This is an ideal course for those who are looking to learn on a full-time basis and have identified that they want to enter the construction industry and have a career as a bricklayer.
Bricklaying study programmes start with a level 1 certificate or level 1 diploma. Learners progress from this to level 2 and level 3 study either as a full time learner or as part time as an apprentice.
What you will study
All study programmes cover health, safety, and principles of construction relevant to the trade. They also aim to develop practical skills for this craft. With this you will study:
• Principles of construction
• How to work safely in a construction environment
• How to set out building work
• How to build block walls
• How to build brick walls
• How to build cavity walls
How you will be assessed
All study programme assessment is continuous throughout the academic year. Theory subjects are assessed through examination.
Practical assessment is continuous throughout the year with a synoptic assessment in the summer term.
All learners will be required to complete a BKSB assessment.
Level 1 requires learners to be working at E3 in this assessment.
Level 2 requires learners to be working at L1 in this assessment and to hold a L1 Diploma in Bricklaying.
Level 3 requires learners to be working at L2 in this assessment or to hold GCSE Maths and English and to hold a L2 Diploma in Bricklaying.
On completion, you can progress as a full-time learner to the Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Bricklaying. Alternatively, if you have gained employment in the sector you may return as an apprentice on a day release basis to achieve an NVQ Level 2, progressing to Level 3 NVQ and Diploma.
On completion of the level 3 Diploma, you can progress to an Access to HE course for Construction.
A bricklaying labourer can earn up to £15000 per year and a qualified bricklayer can earn up to £30000. Qualified experienced bricklayers also have the potential to set up their own company