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Bricklaying City & Guilds Diploma Level 1

Subject Area
Start Date
September 2023
Study Mode
1 year
Level 1

This course is a practical, hands-on course that will teach you the foundations of bricklaying and allow you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment. To be successful on this course, you need to have outstanding commitment and enthusiasm, a willingness to work as part of a team, and outstanding attendance and punctuality.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 3 GCSE subjects at grade 2 or above, including English and Maths.

What will I study?

Units include:

    • Principles of Building Construction, Information and Communication
    • Contribute to Setting Out and Building of Masonry Structures up to Damp Proof Course
    • Carrying Out Block Laying Activities
    • Carrying Out Bricklaying Activities
    • Carrying Out Cavity Walling Activities
    • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction

Method of delivery

This programme will be delivered in our modern workshops and classrooms, focusing on developing your practical skills, knowledge and professional behaviours ready for assessment. All assessments will be carried out in accordance with awarding body guidelines. To prepare you prior to your assessments, we will build up your skills, knowledge and behaviours to give you the best chance of achieving your potential. We will sequence the curriculum delivery to meet industry needs and work with you through each step to build your confidence.

How will I be assessed?

Practical and theory work will be assessed in line with awarding body requirements. This will be a mixture of online externally set and marked examinations and practical synoptic assessments.

Good course combinations

This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, Apprenticeship or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

On completion of this course, you can progress on to the next level where appropriate or go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship, then higher-level courses in construction.

Luke Bricklaying Level 1

“I chose to study this course because I tried in on the Taster Day and connected with it straight away. I like completing different walls and always look forward to getting on to the next one. The workshop is well laid out and my tutors are great.”

Bricklaying Diploma Level 1
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