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Brickwork Diploma Level 1 at Sunderland College

Course description

This course is for anyone who wishes to enter the construction industry in their chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions, and the test(s) are based on what you can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification.

Course content

  • General core units;

Unit 101/501 Principles of building construction, information and communication

Unit 201/601 Health, safety and welfare in construction

  • Occupation specific units;

Unit 102 Contribute to setting out and building of masonry structures up to damp proof course

Unit 103 Carrying out blockwork activities

Unit 104 Carrying out bricklaying activities

Unit 105 Carrying out cavity walling activities

  • Practical assessments
  • Online/paper-based testing of knowledge
  • Functional Skills in maths and English are also integrated into the course
  • Study programme


Entry requirements

You will need either:

  • A minimum of one GCSE at grade G in any subject.
  • A 14-16 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment at level 1-3
  • A BTEC Level 1 or 2 Introductory Certificate and Diploma in Construction
  • A level 1 Certificate/Diploma in Construction Skills



You will learn through a variety of methods including: classroom teaching / craft workshop activities / library and learning resource centre work / information technology activities / tutorials / directed work with other students/ directed study in the learning centre.

Further information

Upon completion of the level 1 course you could progress onto the level 2 Diploma or you could apply for an apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 February 2016
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