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If you're aiming for a career in bricklaying, this course will help you progress towards your goal. Through a combination of practical tasks and theoretical study, you will learn how to set out masonry structures, construct masonry cladding, build cavity walling forming masonry structures, and form solid walling incorporating isolated and attached piers. Specific units you will study include Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and Associated Industries; Understanding Information, Quantities and Communication with others; and Understanding Construction Technology.
Aims of the course
To promote high quality learning that meets the demands of the construction industry.
The learner will cover knowledge in three core subject areas:
- Health, safety and welfare
- Information, quantities and communication
- Construction Technology
The Learner will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in:
- Set out masonry structures
- Construct solid walling incorporating isolated and attached piers
- Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures
- Construct masonry cladding
The course is 20% theory (classroom based) and 80% practical (workshop based).
This study programme will give you the opportunity to progress into further education, apprenticeships or employment in brickwork.
Progression on to level 3 site supervisor or an apprenticeship
What can I earn as a construction worker?
When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified construction worker you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:
Bricklayers start on around £17,000 a year and can earn £27,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Plumbers start on around £18,000 a year and can earn £30,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Construction supervisors start on around £24,000 a year and can earn £35,000 with 3-4 years' experience
If you're interested in a career in construction, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with major construction companies, our courses include valuable work experience opportunities, helping to prepare you for your first role in this exciting industry.
4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs)
Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or above
Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above
Classroom lessons and workshop sessions, plus a minimum of one week's work experience.
Process for Application
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