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Bricklaying (Level 3) at CITB-ConstructionSkills

Course description

Bricklaying is the most recognised construction profession for those who don't work in the industry. However, what they probably dont realise is just how many different materials bricklayers can work with or the different effects they can create.

Bricklayers also use a variety of specialist tools to spread and joint mortar and cut bricks or blocks to size.

Course content

As a bricklayer youll need a good head for heights and be happy to work outdoors. Bricklaying can also be quite physical, so good fitness is important. You'll also need to be precise, accurate and be able to follow instructions from architects. As a bricklayer you should get the opportunity to travel around, and sometimes work overseas.

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements to train as a bricklayer, although GCSEs/Standard Grades in Maths, English and Technology may be helpful for the calculations, measurements and theory.

Apprenticeships are the usual route in and enable you earn while you learn. Entry to an apprenticeship scheme will usually involve a selection test. Many colleges offer courses in bricklaying, awarding you with an NVQ/SVQ upon completion

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact CITB-ConstructionSkills directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2015
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