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Brickwork Level 3 Apprenticeship at Reading College

Course description

This programme is for if you have completed the intermediate-level apprenticeship in brickwork. It's an advanced-level programme which furthers your knowledge so you can progress in your career.

You build the more detailed knowledge you need to carry out more brickwork tasks. You gain an insight into the profession and the future career pathways open to you, and a recognised qualification with vital industry experience.

Course content

The elements of the advanced brickwork apprenticeship programme are:
• Brickwork Diploma Level 3
• Brickwork NVQ Diploma Level 3
• functional skills in English and maths Level 2
• employment rights and responsibilities

You spend 1 day a week in college participating in classroom and practical-based sessions. The other 4 days are spent working in the workplace putting what you learn. 

All aspects of training are carried out in college. These are taught both in the classroom and the workshops. You will then take the skills you have learnt at college out to the workplace and will be expected to bring in work based evidence and build a portfolio with the evidence you have collected in the workplace. 

Entry requirements

To apply, you need to have completed your intermediate-level apprenticeship in brickwork, or have worked in the industry for some time.


An assessor will visit your work place to observe your working practices. All functional skills will be delivered at college within your day release.

Future opportunities

Upon application you will be invited in for an interview and an initial assessment to make sure that the course is right for you. 

There are no other restrictions to becoming an apprentice except that you need to be over the age of 16 and to have been settled in the UK for at least the past three years.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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    • BY RAIL

      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

      BY BUS

      There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:

      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.