This bricklaying course is for you if you are preparing to work in the industry or are already employed and need a recognised industry qualification. This course will help you to develop your existing skills and knowledge and introduce you to more advanced techniques. At each stage, your learning will progress and you will develop the skills employers in the industry are looking for, such as technical and practical skills, problem solving, team working and communication skills.
You will construct the following:
* Blockwork with piers
* Cavity walling
* Segmental arches
* Raking cuts.
What are the entry requirements?
You will need English and Maths skills at Level 1. If you do not have evidence of your English and Maths levels you will be given an online English and Maths assessment after you submit your application. You may also be asked to complete a piece of free writing or a vocational assessment. If you meet the entry requirements you will then be offered an interview with a tutor to discuss the course.
How is the course taught?
Practical sessions will be carried out in our workshops where you will cover advanced hand and power tool skills, how to handle equipment and build brick and cavity walls. Your practical sessions will be supported by theory lessons in the classroom to ensure you develop your underpinning knowledge to achieve your qualification.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed by a series of online exams and practical trade tests.
The application process
You can apply online or phone us on 020 8208 5050 and request an application form. Alternatively, you can call into our centres at Willesden and Wembley Park and collect a form in person. Application forms are also available in our Prospectus.
What support is available?
Our qualified tutors will support and guide you in the classrooms/workshops and through tutorials as they help you to develop the skills and techniques required in industry. Learning Support is also available for those with learning difficulties/disabilities; please let us know on application if you require this service. If you need help or advice on other matters such as welfare and finance, please contact our Course Information Centres at Willesden or Wembley Park.
What social activities can I take part in?
We offer a programme of social and sports activities to all our students; full information is available from the Student Room at your centre of study. Student rooms are available for those who want to play games, meet up with friends or just chill.
What facilities and resources are available?
A range of snacks, hot and cold foods are available to purchase in the canteen and café facilities, as well as vending machines. Halal meat and washing facilities are available at both centres. We have Quiet Rooms for those preferring to reflect. LRCs (libraries) are available at both centres, fully equipped with a wide range of learning materials and qualified friendly staff on hand to support you.
What else should I know?
Annually we take part in a range of national and regional competitions in a wide range of subject areas for those keen to show off the skills they have gained on their courses. Competition entry is not compulsory and does not apply to all subject areas; please ask your tutor if it applies to your course.