Bricklaying Diploma Level 1 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is aimed at learners who wish to become Bricklayers and gives a firm grounding to progress on to an Apprenticeship programme. The qualification focuses on the theoretical knowledge-based elements of the construction industry, as well as developing your practical ability to enable you to possess the skills to set out and build a variety of cavity and solid wall masonry structures to industry standards.

Assessment Methods

Practical projects will be assessed through externally set practical skills tests with the opportunity to achieve the units at a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

A series of theory examinations will assess your underpinning knowledge of health, safety and welfare in construction as well as more trade specific technical exams based around the principles of building construction, information and communication, setting out masonry structures, solid walling and cavity walling.

Progression Options

Candidates could progress on to a full Apprenticeship, a Level 2 Diploma or alternatively you could find employment in the construction industry.

Course Summary

Course Title Bricklaying Diploma Level 1
Entry Requirements

You need GCSEs in the 3 to 1 range, or other equivalent qualification such
as the Extended Certificate in Practical Brickwork. Course entry is subject to
an initial assessment in order to determine the appropriate level of study and a
successful interview.

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