This course provides a fantastic introduction to bricklaying. Under the guidance of our industry experienced tutors you will develop the key practical skills and knowledge needed to build block, brick and cavity walls. The majority of this course is delivered in our purpose built Construction Centre, which has been developed in partnership with the Eric Wright Learning Foundation to replicate a working construction environment, allowing you to gain real insight into life in industry.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
As part of the Level 1 Bricklaying course you will study a range of modules, including:
Health and Safety in Construction Trades
Working and Communicating Effectively in Construction Trades
Build a Block Wall
Build a Brick Wall
Build a Cavity Wall
The nature of the Level 1 Bricklaying course means that this is a very practical programme, with classroom learning making up just 10% of the course. You are required to complete and pass three assignments and a workbook to achieve the qualification but once complete, the teaching staff will tailor the course to suit individual needs, allowing all learners to get the absolute most out of their time at Preston’s College.
You will also receive a Level 1 CSCS card, free of charge, for the duration of the course.
HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?
As a bricklaying learner at Preston’s College, you will perfect your skills in a large, purpose built bricklaying workshop. The workshop replicates a live, working environment, providing a real flavour of what life on site is like.
In the workshop, all learners have a dedicated, personal work space for the duration of their programme, where most of the teaching time is spent - this is a highly practical course with 90% of time being spent in the workshop.
As well as other Level 1 learners, higher level learners and apprentices may also be in the workshop at the same time, due to the vast size, meaning all learners get to experience what life on a busy site is like, whilst also seeing higher level work. This is extremely beneficial for those considering progressing onto the Level 2 programme.
Due to the departments fantastic connections with industry, many companies often approach Preston’s College seeking work experience learners and all adult learners are given the same opportunities to access these chances, should they arise.
As our on-site facilities reflect industry working practices, you will be required to purchase and wear suitable PPE, including work boots and overalls. You should also expect to wear old clothes as bricklaying can be a messy job!
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
The nature of the Level 1 Bricklaying course means that this is a very practical programme, with classroom learning making up just 10% of the course. You are required to complete and pass three assignments and a workbook to achieve the qualification but once complete, the teaching staff will tailor the course to suit individual needs, allowing you to get the absolute most out of your time at Preston’s College.
WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?
Upon successful completion of the course, you may choose to progress onto the Level 2 Bricklaying course at Preston's College. Your tutor will discuss your progression opportunities with you at the end of your course.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?
In order to develop your technical skills, you will be required to purchase professional equipment including:
Appropriate Work Boots
All other equipment will be provided.
Preston’s College recognises that kit and uniform costs can be a worry, but you may be entitled to financial support from the collge bursary. Further details are available in your Welcome Brochure, once you enrol.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, a basic level of English and a keen interest in the subject is desireable.