Bricklaying (Level 1)

Bricklaying (Level 1)

Subject Area: Construction

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Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 152642
  • Entry Requirements

    2 GCSEs at grade 1 including English and/or maths, or demonstrate the ability to work towards level 1 in English and maths in an assessment.

    If you have a grade 4 in both English and maths you can enrol straight onto Level 2, should you wish to do so.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    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 health and safety requirements, 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 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

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    Course Highlights

    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.

    Core Skills Covered: Attention to Detail | Hands-on | Project Management | Teamwork | Trustworthiness | Budgeting

    Next Steps

    On successful completion of this qualification, students can progress onto Level 2 Bricklaying or may progress onto an apprenticeship programme.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2022.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Additional Costs

    Trips and visits, safety boots, polo shirts and work trousers, and 3m/5m builders tape measure.

    Aaron Francke - CSkills Awards Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying

    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.