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Progression to Brickwork at West Suffolk College

Course description

This course is suitable for learners who are seeking a career in the construction industry, predominantly bricklaying.

The course covers a wide range of practical skills and an underpinning theory knowledge of the basics of bricklaying. It also covers Health and Safety and six other units whilst including a basic knowledge and understanding of the other trades associated with the construction industry.


Course content

All units have multiple choice tests. There is also a multiple choice final exam and four practical assessments. To achieve the full award learners need to achieve a pass in all these elements. All tools are supplied for this course.

Safety footwear, safety goggles and overalls must be worn in the workshops at all times.

Any student aged 16 to 19 who does not hold a GCSE A* to C (9 to 4 on the new grading structure) or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English by age 16 will need to continue to study these subjects in each academic year.


Entry requirements

Minimum GCSEs grade D in mathematics and English are preferred. It is expected in the first instance that the applicant will have a genuine interest in the construction industry and each applicant will be required to attend an interview to ascertain his/her suitability for the course as well as take a short aptitude test.



City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork


Future opportunities

After successful completion of this course learners can progress onto a City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in the following year. Learners in employment can also enrol onto a Modern Apprenticeship programme which also includes an NVQ qualification.

Of the students who completed this course last year 85% continued with their existing programme of study, 4% went onto Further education, another 4% applied for other courses or entered full time training. 7% secured employment.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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