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Brickwork City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma at Doncaster College

Course description

You will gain an understanding of the construction industry and have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way.  You will follow a programme of study that enables progression to further courses and employment within the construction industry You will gain confidence by developing independent learning skills.

You will learn how craft activities are carried out safely and how they contribute to the construction process.

The largest proportion of workers within the industry are engaged in craft occupations.  All of these require self-motivation, skills in numeracy, communications and problem solving, as well as a broad range of technical skills. Therefore whilst at college you will be expected to undertake one functional skill per year which will help in the preparation into employment.

 

Course content

General Core Unit:

Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and Associated Industries - Underpinning theoretical knowledge based around the Construction Industry.

Understanding Information, Quantities and Communication with Others - Underpinning theoretical knowledge based on the understanding collation of technical information, the vast amounts of quantities and the importance of communicating with others in the Construction Industry.  

Understanding of Construction Technology - Underpinning theoretical knowledge based on the understanding of structure, roles, responsibilities, terms, policies and procedures in the Construction Industry.

Occupational Specific Units:

Setting Out Masonry Structures - Underpinning theoretical and practical knowledge regarding setting out of projects using dimensions and intermediate methods, using Hand tools

Construct Solid Walling Incorporating Isolated and Attached Piers - Underpinning theoretical and practical knowledge regarding setting out and building a section of garden wall, including an attached pier and a free-standing isolated pier using hand tools.

Construct Cavity Walling Forming Masonry Structures - Underpinning theoretical and practical knowledge regarding how to set out and build brick/block cavity walling incorporating cavity insulation and a window using hand tools.

Optional Units:

Construct Masonry Cladding - Underpinning theoretical and practical knowledge regarding how to set out and build a half-brick cladding to a timber frame panel using hand tools.

Construct Thin Joint Masonry - Underpinning theoretical and practical knowledge regarding how to set out and build in thin joint lightweight block incorporating a return corner using hand tools.

This course also includes tutorials, functional skills such as English and Maths and Personal and Professional Development.

 

Entry requirements

  • 2 GCSE grade G or above in Maths and English      
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment and diagnostic assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview if necessary
  • Completion of a Level 1 Brickwork Diploma, with a good attendance record
  • Show good motivation and attitude towards learning
  • It is also important that you have an interest in this dynamic industry, that you have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in the sector, a willingness to explore new ideas and the ability to communicate your ideas.

 

Assessment

​Students are assessed using practical assignments and online testing of knowledge.

Future opportunities

Successful candidates can progress onto the Construction Trades Brickwork Level 3 Diploma in the following academic year or alternatively transfer onto an apprenticeship program if employment is found.

Successful candidates would then be in a position to seek employment with suitable construction companies who are willing to offer an apprenticeship which will give the learner the chance to further their skills in the pursuit of becoming a qualified tradesman.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 April 2016
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