Brickwork Diploma Level 1 at Gloucestershire College
This course gives you the opportunity to learn the initial brickwork skills you will need to work towards a career within industry. Bricklayers build and repair walls, chimney stacks, and decorative stonework like archways. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects.
As a bricklayer the projects you work on can range from a house extension to a large commercial development. If you enjoy doing practical things and you are interested in construction, this could be the perfect job for you.
To become a bricklayer you will need to have good practical skills, the ability to read plans and to work in a well organised and accurate way, and an awareness of safety issues, especially when working at heights and carrying loads.
You’ll need to be able to work as part of a team and with other tradespeople, and enjoy a good level of fitness.
You will study:
- Basic brick bonds
- Hand skills
- Setting out
- Health and safety regulations
You will need to have 3 GCSE's at grade E or Entry 3 in English & Maths Functional Skills.
On successful completion you may:
- Progress on to a Modern Apprenticeship
- Progress on to a full time Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork
Steel toe capped shoes/boots and sturdy clothing to protect your body will be required
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gloucestershire College directly.