This course is ideal if you would like to follow a career path in the construction industry as a fully qualified bricklayer. It builds on the skills you developed at Level 2, and prepares you for a career as a professional bricklayer, with a clear understanding of what makes a good tradesman within the construction industry.
This course is ideal if you are looking to pursue a career in the construction industry as a bricklayer. You will gain an industry recognised qualification from City & Guilds and study in our dedicated Colin Daniels Constructions Centre with well-equipped workshops, carrying a wide range of tools and materials. There's never been a more exciting time to start a bricklaying career. There is a huge drive to build thousands of new homes each year throughout the UK, so your skills will be in very high demand, and this course will give you the essential skills to break into the industry.
This wide-ranging course will teach you the skills needed to progress in the building trade. You will learn advanced techniques such repairing and maintaining masonry structures, constructing radial and battered brickwork, carrying out decorative and reinforced brickwork, constructing fireplaces and chimneys, and also how to organise, plan and price up construction work. All of this is delivered in our specialist construction workshops, and you'll also have access to well-appointed classrooms and computer facilities to enhance your learning and provide an effective link between the theoretical and practical aspects of the course. You will be assessed through a range of methods including practical assessments, job-related tests and online computer-based exams.
After successfully completing this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to progress into employment as a highly skilled bricklayer, or you could look to pursue a higher level of study such as a HNC at university. The construction industry is thriving and with hard work and relevant experience, you could soon be working your way up the career ladder to become a construction site supervisor, or even a surveyor. With a Government target of 300,000 new homes to be built per year, the earning potential in this industry is incredible.
This course benefits from excellent employer links with a number of local and national companies such as Vinci Construction, David Wilson Homes, Persimmon Homes, Taylor Wimpey and Cruden Construction. We invite them into the college to deliver fascinating guest lectures and demonstrations of new technology and equipment so that you can stay up-to-date and ahead of the game for when you want to begin your career.
You will be allocated a Progress Coach who will provide you with support to help you succeed on your study programme and onto your chosen career or progression path. We also have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if it is required and a welfare team that are on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
Studying Brickwork with us will enable you to work towards a successful career in the construction industry whether it's with global companies, or through self-employed routes. Our expert tutors will teach you all aspects of the building trade and prepare you to enter the industry as a skilled bricklayer. You will gain the skills and confidence to secure employment in this area, whether it be on commercial developments, starting your own construction company or working in a supervisory or management role. You will also get lots of opportunities to compete in external competitions too. Each year our students bring home a host of medals from the National Skillbuild Competition, which is the biggest multi-trade competition in the UK for trainees.
There may be some additional costs associated with this course, as you will be expected to purchase your own personal protective equipment including safety footwear-no rigger style boots, a polo shirt and work trousers, which are all a mandatory requirement for all our construction courses. There may also be some additional expenditure associated with trips and visits.
You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and/or maths, or you will have needed to have successfully completed a Level 2 course. If you have not already achieved a grade 4 in your either your GCSE English or maths and you wish to study at Level 3, you will be required to work towards GCSE English and maths as part of your qualification.
Irrespective of your GCSE results, most students will start at level 1 and learn basic skills before progressing through the levels.