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Bricklaying C&G Level 1 Diploma at Northbrook College Sussex

Course description

Bricklayers work with many different materials and work can be as diverse as building domestic extensions or architectural features, through to constructing housing estates and office blocks.

This course is taught by enthusiastic staff with ongoing site experience and has a 100% Achievement Rate.

Students have had the opportunity to enter competitions and were winners at the Guild of Master Bricklayers Regional Final.

Course content

At Level 1 you will gain an insight into the art of laying bricks, with enrichment activities to simulate working on a construction site. This will enable you to progress to more challenging tasks at Level 2, culminating in practical assignments which have to be built to industry standards.

Level 1 units include:

- Health and safety and welfare in construction and associated industries 
- Knowledge of technical information, quantities and communication with others.
- Knowledge of construction technology.
- Construct block walling
- Construct brick walling
- Construct cavity walling.
- Setting out for basic masonry structures
- Mix construction materials.

Entry requirements

To start on this course you need a standard of English and Maths assessed at interview to be at GCSE grade E or Entry Level 3.

You will also need a successful interview and reference.


Practical assignments have been developed for each individual unit, which gives you the flexibility to assess learners in the manner which best suits you. This gives you the option to sign learners off on a unit-by-unit basis to aid with retention and recognise every learner’s achievements.

The knowledge assessment is designed to be taken on a computer using the Cskills Awards online testing platform. However paper testing is also available. The tests are externally set and marked multiple choice tests where learners can choose one of four possible answers. The tests cover the learning outcomes for each unit and measures that they have been met.

Future opportunities

After 1 year at Level 1 you can achieve a Level 1 Diploma in Trowel Occupations This means you can apply for Level 2 or seek employment or apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 May 2016
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