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Brickwork City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

This study programme will enable learners to gain an insight into the basic bricklaying techniques, skills and terminology used by a bricklayer, including the science, technology, engineering, maths and principles that are applied within the construction industry on a daily basis.

Course content

On this study programme learners will study: Health & Safety regulations and requirements; Communication and structures within the construction industry; Building knowledge and construction technology. Learners will also carry out basic block and bricklaying skills and cavity walling projects. Setting out skills for masonry structures are combined within the practical projects undertaken. As part of this study programme learners are required to attend English and maths functional skills lessons.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are ideally GCSEs Grade E or above and through initial diagnostic assessment a result of Entry 3 should be achieved. Learners will also have to attend an interview with a member of the construction team.


Assessment is ongoing via completion of coursework and portfolio and awarding body set examinations.

Financial information

Learners will require stationary equipment, details of which will be given by the tutor. Suitable safety footwear and overalls along with items of personal protective equipment(PPE) will be required (Yellow Hi-Viz vest and eye protection).

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the study programme could lead onto the Diploma Level 2 Bricklaying course, into a intermediate trowel apprenticeship or into employment. To progress in college there is an expectation that you have excellent attendance, attitude and behavior record.

Further information

Learners will be required to attend 3 days per week and it is compulsory to attend all sessions, including English and maths functional skills. The attendance rate expected for the year is 95%. Work experience opportunities will be arranged for this study programme with must be attended. these will give you an awareness to the employability skills required for work in the construction sector.

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: 04 October 2017
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