Practical Brickwork Extended Certificate Level 1 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is designed to develop your practical skills whilst still covering the theory of the construction industry in general. You will learn about health and safety, the different types of construction, sustainability, the energy saving materials used in construction and the job opportunities that are available.

The course is geared towards improving your practical ability in preparation for the full Level 1 Technical Diploma in the second year. Bricklaying projects include reading drawings and producing a finished piece of work set to varying specifications.

Modules are taught via interactive theory sessions in the classroom and practical sessions in the purpose built bricklaying workshop.

Units studied could include:

  • Introduction to health and safety in the construction industry
  • Introduction to the construction industry
  • Constructing half brick and one brick walling
  • Constructing block walling
  • Constructing half brick return corners
  • Constructing cavity walls in brickwork and block work
  • Laying a patio

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed by written and practical assessment.

Progression Options

You could progress on to a full Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying or an Apprenticeship at the College. Alternatively you could find employment within the construction industry.

Course Summary

Course Title Practical Brickwork Extended Certificate Level 1
Entry Requirements

You need GCSEs in the D to G or 3 to 1 range, or other equivalent
qualification. You will be invited to attend an interview to assess your
suitability for the course.

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