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Bricklaying Level 1 Certificate at Northumberland College

Course description

The purpose of this qualification is to:- - introduce learners to the construction industry - help learners to decide what area of the industry they would like to work in - develop learners skills and knowledge at this level - prepare learners for taking further qualifications to enable them to enter the industry

Course content

You will develop skills in relation to:- Constructing woodworking joints Fit architrave and skirting Fit ironmongery to an internal door Health and safety in construction trades Working and communicating effectively in construction trades

Entry requirements

You will need to have an interest in Carpentry/Joinery, but no formal qualifications are necessary.


Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including completion of Practical activities and completion of a Learner Workbook

Future opportunities

After completing the course and you would like to develop your skills and knowledge further to become a Carpenter/joiner qualified to a level1 Diploma Standard, you would enrol on our level 1 diploma programme.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.