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 Diploma in the second year. Bricklaying projects include reading drawings and producing a finished piece of work set to varying specifications.

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

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

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

There are no formal qualifications required for entry, but you will be invited to attend an interview to assess your suitability for the course.

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I was really interested in the College because it has a good selection of tools and machinery, great tutors and I liked the workshops. It also offers courses from Level 1 to 3 in furniture making and design, which meant I could start at Level 1 and build my skills, plus I study maths alongside my course.

Felix Spence

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