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Craft Masonry Intermediate Apprenticeship at Truro and Penwith College

Course description

Craft masons build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework like archways. They also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects.

They measure work areas, mix mortar, shape, trim and lay bricks and set out first rows (courses). Craft masons check that all courses are straight and also apply damp courses to prevent moisture from passing through the walls. This is a highly skilled and highly sought after trade in this area of the country.

Course content

The main areas covered are: 

  • Carry out safe working practices in construction
  • Building methods and construction technology Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Build cavity walling forming masonry structures
  • Plaster and render surfaces
  • Interpret working drawings to set out masonry structures
  • Maintain slate and tiled roofing
  • Build solid walling masonry structures

For those students who are not exempt there is a requirement to complete Functional Skills qualifications alongside mainstream study. In addition to these course requirements you will need to undertake an NVQ which is assessed in the workplace.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Applicants must be employed in the craft masonry industry as an Apprentice and attend a successful interview with the Programme Team Leader. A keen interest in the subject area is also required.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Bricklaying which requires a further year of study. You could progress onto relevant employment within the construction industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Truro and Penwith College directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2016

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