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Brickwork Diploma Level 1 at Gloucestershire College

Course description

This course gives you the opportunity to learn the initial brickwork skills you will need to work towards a career within industry. Bricklayers build and repair walls, chimney stacks, and decorative stonework like archways. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects.

As a bricklayer the projects you work on can range from a house extension to a large commercial development. If you enjoy doing practical things and you are interested in construction, this could be the perfect job for you.

To become a bricklayer you will need to have good practical skills, the ability to read plans and to work in a well organised and accurate way, and an awareness of safety issues, especially when working at heights and carrying loads.

You’ll need to be able to work as part of a team and with other tradespeople, and enjoy a good level of fitness.

Course content

You will study:

  • Basic brick bonds
  • Hand skills
  • Setting out
  • Health and safety regulations

Entry requirements

You will need to have 3 GCSE's at grade E or Entry 3 in English & Maths Functional Skills.

Future opportunities

On successful completion you may:

  • Progress on to a Modern Apprenticeship
  • Progress on to a full time Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork

Further information

Steel toe capped shoes/boots and sturdy clothing to protect your body will be required

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 March 2016
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