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Bricklaying Level 1 at Coleg y Cymoedd

Course description

This course has been designed for those with no previous experience of bricklaying to provide a foundation for a career within the construction industry. You will benefit from a variety of activities designed to bring out the best of your potential, and enable you to use your skills and knowledge to gain employment in the industry.

The qualification recognises your job knowledge and tests the skills you have acquired. Alongside this course you will also study the Welsh Baccalaureate.

Course content

You will study units, which reflect the needs of industry while preparing you for a career within the sector. You will also develop Essential Skills in Communication and Application of Number. The units you may study include: Handle & Store Materials; Work Relationships; Working Platforms; Preparing Materials; Preparing Components; Using Components & Materials.

The course contains both theory and practical bricklaying workshop based lessons with many opportunities to work with hand tools and perform building operations.

Alongside this course you will also study the Welsh Baccalaureate. For the Welsh Baccalaureate you will explore a wide range of areas including how Wales 'fits in' with Europe and the rest of the world, the health of the nation and how to be enterprising. The Welsh Baccalaureate also provides the opportunity to study Essential Skills Wales qualification at an appropriate level.

Entry requirements

You will require 3 GCSEs at grades A*- E including English and Maths. Equivalent vocational experience or qualifications will also be considered.

You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.


You will be assessed via a range of methods, which will include practical and job knowledge unit tests, external examination and portfolios for Essential Skills.

Financial information

FT Registration Fee - £20.00

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress the Level 2 Diploma. If you gain employment/apprenticeship you will be eligible to study an NVQ 2 in Brickwork.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coleg y Cymoedd directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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