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Construction - Bricklaying Level 1 Certificate/Diploma (CON1) at Barnsley College

Course description

If you’re interested in a career with lots of variety that allows you to work on a range of projects, then bricklaying could be the one for you! According to Goconstruct.org the construction industry is growing fast, with over 16,000 new jobs expected to be created in Yorkshire and Humberside over the next 5 years. As a bricklayer you can be part of this industry. You will learn to build everything from walls and decorative stonework to full buildings. You could also work on restoration projects, refurbishing brickwork and masonry. To become a bricklayer, you will need to be able to read plans and work in an organised way. If you enjoy doing practical things and you are interested in construction, this could be the perfect course for you.

Course content

Bricklaying allows you to work on a

range of projects, from creating a

single conservatory to building brand

new homes or large commercial

developments.

You could also work on restoration

projects, refurbishing brickwork and

masonry. To become a bricklayer, you

will need to be able to read plans and

work in an organised way. If you enjoy

doing practical things and you are

interested in construction, bricklaying

could be the perfect career for you.

Course themes:

Level 1

• Principles of building construction,

information and communication

• Contribute to setting out and building

of masonry structures up to damp

proof course

• Carrying out blocklaying, bricklaying

cavity and walling activities

Entry requirements

Level 1: Two GCSEs at grade 9 to 2 Plus

English grade 2 or above

OR

successful interview with an initial assessment in

English and maths at Entry Level 3 or

above.

Assessment

Courses may be assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, practical or examination. For up to date information please visit www.barnsley.ac.uk

Financial information

Financial support

If your total annual household income is less than £35,000 you could be eligible for financial support through our Learner Support Fund for travel (up to £700), if your household income is below £20,000 you could be eligible for food, trips, printing, equipment and childcare. You don’t have to pay this money back.

You can pick up a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services on the ground floor at the Old Mill Lane campus.

Guaranteed bursaries

If you are aged between 16 and 18 and currently living on your own, in care or leaving care, you could be eligible for a non-repayable bursary of up to £1,200 per year.*

Food

You can get FREE meals at college if your household income is less than £20,000. Speak to Student Services to find out more on +44 (0)1226 216 267

FREE bus services!

We realise that getting to and from college might not be very easy for everyone so we have funded four free return bus services for our students. They go to and from the Old Mill Lane campus which is just a few minutes’ walk from our Sixth Form college campus.

Shelley > Old Mill Lane campus

Stocksbridge via Penistone > Old Mill Lane campus

South Elmsall via South Kirby, Hemsworth, Kinsley, Fitzwilliam and Ryhill > Old Mill Lane campus

Rotherham via Ecclesfield and Chapeltown > Old Mill Lane campus

These bus routes are completely free for our students and operate on a first come, first served basis. Each route operates to ensure students get to college before lessons start and a return service is provided after lessons finish. Please contact Student Services for details of pick-up points and times or go to:

http://www.barnsley.ac.uk/student-life/student-travel/

*Terms and conditions apply16 +44 (0)1226 216 123 info@barnsley.ac.uk www.barnsleysixthformcollege.co.uk

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this Level 1 study programme could lead to progressing to the Level 2 study programme.

Further information

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact the Additional Learning Support team on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Information Unit

We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.

Drop in:

Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Tel: +44 (0)1226 216 123

Email: info@barnsley.ac.uk

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 22 August 2017
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