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Brickwork Level 1 Diploma at Stafford College

Course description

This course is aimed at school leavers and people not already working in the sector and who are considering making a career in Trowel Occupations.  The programme includes both classroom and workshop content, with approximately equal emphasis on both forms of learning.

Course content

The following units are all mandatory and provide a good foundation for anyone working in the field of trowel occupations.  Teaching will be split between theory and practical:

  • Carry  out safe working practices in construction
  • Information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Building methods and construction
  • Carry out basic blocklaying skills
  • Carry out basic bricklaying skills
  • Carry out basic cavity walling
  • Setting out and building basic masonry structures up to damp course level

 

The course also includes the following mandatory components:

  • Functional Skills - Mathematics
  • Functional Skills - English
  • Functional Skills - Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

 

English & Maths

We are committed to helping students improve their skills in English and Maths. Students on a full-time course at College who missed out on GCSE qualifications at Grades A-C in these subjects at school will attend additional classes and receive support to enhance their grades.  Depending on individual ability, students will work towards GCSE, City & Guilds or Functional Skills Awards to ensure that they have the qualifications needed to progress to University or employment

Entry requirements

GCSEs grade E or equivalent including maths and english or level 1 numeracy and literacy.

Assessment

Assessment in both practical and knowledge is on-going throughout the course.  External assessment will take place at the end of the course in the form of an online multiple choice examination.

Financial information

Students may be able to receive financial support, please contact Student Services for further information on 01785 275512

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course is one of the entry requirements for progression onto the Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying. It may also facilitate progression onto an Apprenticeship programme or employment in the construction industry as a bricklayer.

Further information

If you would like any more information about the College or our courses then write, visit or telephone Student Services on 01785 275468. Our email address is enquiries@staffordcoll.ac.uk .If you are unsure about which course to take, we can arrange for you to get the advice you need from a member of our guidance team.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stafford College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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