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C&G L2 Diploma in Bricklaying at North Shropshire College - NSC

Course description

There are five subjects within the Diploma qualification.  They are Principles of Building Construction, Setting Out and Building Masonry Structures, Carrying Out Block Laying Activities, Carrying Out Cavity Wall Activities, Health, Safety and Welfare in Building.

The course is taught over 36 weeks with each subject having approximately 7 weeks each of delivery time. The course will start in September and end in July each academic year.  It is taught over 3 days per week allowing two private study days per week.  It is planned that 2 days will be spent in college and the other day maximising your skills gained in a real work environment.

If you are practical and logical, not afraid of hard work, and seeking a skill that will equip you well in life then bricklaying is an ideal choice.  It offers a well-paid career, a sought after role and a high level of skill.  You will need to enjoy working outdoors.

You will be learning the craft of bricklaying in our state of the art facilities based at the Oswestry campus taught by qualified teachers who have a background in the industry.

Each subject is assessed with a practical task to show you are competent plus a multiple choice question test.  Each practical task is completed within a set time limit and you will have plenty of opportunity to practice before being entered for any assessment.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need to purchase a basic range of bricklaying tools.  These will be yours for life and can be used in your future work.  Expect to pay about £100 for a decent set of starter tools. Your tutor will advise you of this at interview and induction. 

How can I prepare myself before the course begins?

If you get the opportunity try to spend some time shadowing a person involved in the industry.  Watch current TV DIY channels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Course content

There are five subjects within the Diploma qualification. They are Principles of Building Construction, Setting Out and Building Masonry Structures, Carrying Out Block Laying Activities, Carrying Out Cavity Wall Activities, Health, Safety and Welfare in Building.

The course is taught over 36 weeks with each subject having approximately 7 weeks each of delivery time. The course will start in September and end in July each academic year. It is taught over 3 days per week allowing two private study days per week. It is planned that 2 days will be spent in college and the other day maximising your skills gained in a real work environment.

If you are practical and logical, not afraid of hard work, and seeking a skill that will equip you well in life then bricklaying is an ideal choice. It offers a well-paid career, a sought after role and a high level of skill. You will need to enjoy working outdoors.

You will be learning the craft of bricklaying in our state of the art facilities based at the Oswestry campus taught by qualified teachers who have a background in the industry.

Each subject is assessed with a practical task to show you are competent plus a multiple choice question test. Each practical task is completed within a set time limit and you will have plenty of opportunity to practice before being entered for any assessment.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need to purchase a basic range of bricklaying tools. These will be yours for life and can be used in your future work. Expect to pay about £100 for a decent set of starter tools. Your tutor will advise you of this at interview and induction.

How can I prepare myself before the course begins?

If you get the opportunity try to spend some time shadowing a person involved in the industry. Watch current TV DIY channels.
 

Entry requirements

At Level 1 and 2 Entry will be by interview.  You should have a profile of GCSE’s at Grade D/E.  For Level 2 GCSE profile at Grade D.

Assessment

You will be learning the craft of bricklaying in our state of the art facilities based at the Oswestry campus taught by qualified teachers who have a background in the industry.

Each subject is assessed with a practical task to show you are competent plus a multiple choice question test.  Each practical task is completed within a set time limit and you will have plenty of opportunity to practice before being entered for any assessment.

Financial information

Please contact our Student Finance Officer - Penny Jones - 01691 688029.

Future opportunities

Progress onto L3 or seek an Apprenticeship.  Equally gain other skills by moving side wards say into Plumbing and Heating.

 

Further information

Please contact our Oswestry Campus directly on 01691 688000.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Shropshire College - NSC directly.

Last updated date: 01 October 2015