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Bricklaying Intermediate Apprenticeship at Truro and Penwith College

Course description

The role of the bricklayer is to construct the first shell of a building, whether it is a house, a school, a bridge or any other construction. They work inside and outside of properties building and repairing walls as well as specialist brickwork such as chimneys and fireplaces.

Course content

The main areas covered are:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Producing thin joint masonry and masonry cladding
  • Building solid walling, isolated and attached piers
  • Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures
  • Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures

For those students who are not exempt there is a requirement to complete Functional Skills qualifications alongside mainstream study. In addition to these course requirements you will need to undertake an NVQ which is assessed in the workplace

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Applicants must be employed in the bricklaying industry as an apprentice and attend a successful interview with the Programme Team Leader. A keen interest in the subject area is also required.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Bricklaying which requires one further year of study. You could progress onto relevant employment within the construction industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Truro and Penwith College directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2016

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