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Bricklaying Diploma Level 1 at Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET)

Course description

This course covers the basis of bricklaying including the use of different materials, the use of specialist tools to spread and joint mortar and cutting bricks or blocks to size. Brickwork demands a considerable amount of pre-planning, calculation and precision analysis of building plans. With government spending plans for the next few years focused largely on the construction of new houses and schools, good bricklayers will soon be in great demand meaning that it has the potential to provide an extremely secure career choice.

Course content

This course covers the basis of bricklaying including the use of different materials, the use of specialist tools to spread and joint mortar and cutting bricks or blocks to size. Brickwork demands a considerable amount of pre-planning, calculation and precision analysis of building plans. With government spending plans for the next few years focused largely on the construction of new houses and schools, good bricklayers will soon be in great demand meaning that it has the potential to provide an extremely secure career choice.

Entry requirements

You do not need to be employed within the construction industry as no previous knowledge is required. There are no formal entry requirements or qualifications needed. Basic numeracy and literacy skills are advantageous, however additional assistance with these can be accessed where needed and Functional Skills qualifications can be achieved alongside the course. The most essential requirements for this course are a willingness to work hard and the enthusiasm to learn and develop new skills.

Assessment

The course consists of coursework and feedback on practical training tasks. You will also complete multiple choice tests and there will be an external online multiple choice exam at the end of the course.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification will lead to the level 2 diploma and will enhance your career prospects in the construction industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET) directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2018
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    • The Erdington Skills Centre provides state-of-the-art premises for vocational training courses. The modern, well equipped centre offers opportunities for learners from the local community to develop their work skills to improve their prospects in the employment market, whether it be finding employment or improving career prospects. Courses are flexible and fit in with home commitments for learners.