This foundation programme of study has been designed to give you a general introduction to the basic skills needed to progress into a career within the construction industry as a bricklayer. You will study both the theory and practical aspects of the subject through completion of specialist units. You also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the health and safety, and other skills associated with working in the industry. Practical activities are completed in fully resourced workshops led by highly competent and qualified staff. You must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification.
All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4, or above in GCSE English or maths or both will need to study an English or/and maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.
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A positive attitude to learning is required and 4 GCSEs at grade E-F or grade 2-1, and successful completion of an aptitude test.
This is a study programme where you will learn the basic practical aspects of Bricklaying in our workshops, with the opportunity to progress onto higher levels of study.
You can test your skills against others at exhibitions and competitions, such as the Suffolk Show, while also having the chance to gain a greater understanding of working life by getting involved with a selection of community projects. The course will also develop your personal, social and employability skills.You will learn about the trade and find out what you need to get a job by attending different exhibitions and attending a range of talks by local and national employers.
On successful completion of this qualification, students can progress onto Level 2 Bricklaying or may progress onto an apprenticeship programme.
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017.
For all students aged 19+ please visit our website www.suffolk.ac.uk.
Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.
Trips and visits, safety boots, polo shirts and work trousers, and 3m/5m builders tape measure.
I have enjoyed both the course and my time at the College. Working as a group has really helped boost my confidence and has also led to me getting a job outside of College.