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C&G Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying

The role of the Bricklayer is to accurately and consistently lay bricks, blocks, stone and masonry materials to architect specifications and industrial standards. They work inside and outside of buildings, constructing and repairing masonry structures such as walls, chimneys, fireplaces, arches and specialist brickwork.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

This course is the next step to a career as a Bricklayer, following completion of the Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying or significant experience in the trade. You will gain further understanding of the construction industry and have an opportunity to apply advanced bricklaying skills in a practical and realistic way. You will follow a programme of study that enables progression to further courses and employment within the construction industry. You will gain confidence by developing further independent learning skills and will learn how bricklaying activities are carried out safely and how they contribute to our built environment.

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Start date: 09/09/2024

Course code
V3BRICK24P
Level
Level 3
Location
Penwith College
Duration
1 year
Qualification
Other

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Small Class Sizes

Experienced Tutors

Industry-Standard Facilities

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Learn from sector experts

You will be taught by staff with extensive experience who have all been tradespeople themselves. You will learn to advance your knowledge and skills to meet the expectations of the construction industry and in particular the job role of Bricklayer.

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Develop work-related skills

During your programme, you will also develop personal and work-related skills which will prepare you for progression to further studies or full-time work.

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Enjoy professional surroundings

Our Construction facilities are equipped with the latest industry-standard bricklaying equipment and resources. We enjoy partnerships with many large suppliers and employers and as a result, students will experience, apply and develop industry-standard bricklaying skills in a realistic working environment.

What Will I Learn?

You will be taught bricklaying in our first-class workshops, classrooms, and IT suites, and will continue to build bricklaying masonry structures on your own and in small teams.

Of course, it’s not all about practical skills, employers need enthusiastic and engaged employees to meet the demands of the construction industry and to help their business grow. You will therefore need to further your knowledge of how the construction industry and other trades work together and operate. This will give you the very best opportunity to progress and forge a successful and rewarding career in the construction industry.

If you are a full-time student aged 16-18, you will follow a study programme which will consist of your main Bricklaying course, enterprise and enrichment activities, English and Maths* and work-related experience.

*Should you not achieve at least a 4 in English and Maths you will be required to continue to study these as an integral part of your course.

Units that you will study include:

  • Principles of Organising, Planning, and Pricing Construction Work: The aim of this unit is to provide you with knowledge of building methods and construction technology. This will include various aspects of job roles such as communication, documentation, estimating quantities, drawings, energy efficiency, foundations, internal and external walls, floors and roofs.
  • Repair and Maintain Masonry Structures: This unit will give you an understanding of the materials and methods used in the bricklaying industry to repair and replace masonry structures.
  • Construct Radial and Battered Brickwork: This unit will give you the knowledge to apply your skills in producing complexly curved (concave and convex) brickwork including radial and battered.
  • Carry out Decorative and Reinforced Brickwork: This unit will give you the knowledge to practically apply your skills in producing brickwork to acute and obtuse angles and Quoins. You will also learn and apply the skills to produce reinforced brickwork.
  • Construct Fireplaces and Chimneys: The aim of this unit is to enable you to select the resources to set out and build fireplaces and chimneys to an industrial standard.
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction Within this unit you will learn about health and safety regulations, roles and responsibilities, accident and emergency reporting procedures and documentation. Together with hazards, health and welfare in the workplace, it also covers working at height, working with electrical equipment and fire emergency procedures.
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Where will it take me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress onto a HNC/HND in construction. Alternatively, you could progress onto an apprenticeship in Bricklaying. There are many opportunities for skilled Bricklayers in the building industry working for large and small companies, or in self-employment.

There are many opportunities for skilled Bricklayers in the building industry working for large and small companies, or in self-employment. Further study will enable you to work towards more senior roles within the construction industry such as a working Foreperson, Assistant Site Manager, Site Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Architect, Clerk of Works and Building Surveyor.

Assessment Arrangements

Your practical coursework will be assessed through set tasks in our well-equipped workshops. Your knowledge will be assessed through internally set test papers and externally set online exams.  

 

Entry Requirements

A grade 2 or equivalent in GCSE Maths and English language or literature. Should you not achieve this you should still apply as each applicant will be invited to attend an interview with the course manager, all successful candidates will gain a place on the programme. A continued keen interest in the role of Bricklayer will be advantageous in pursuing this rewarding and well-paid career. 

Information & Support

 The student support team are there to support you and offer advice and guidance on financial, personal and pastoral issues. A professional team of staff will work together with your personal tutor to support you in successfully completing your course and pursuing pathways to progression as Bricklayer. 

As in the workplace, PPE will be required for the course such as safety boots, goggles etc. You will be provided with a full list of the protective equipment requirements of the course before you start.

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What you could earn

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