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This course is designed for 16-19 and 19+ year olds.

You will start on the Certificate in Construction Skills (Bricklaying) qualification in year 1 before moving onto the Diploma in Bricklaying (QCF) in year 2.

This 2 year bricklaying course is a package designed to give you all the skills and certification you need to successfully access a career in the Bricklaying Industry.

If you join Waltham Forest College, you will leave your bricklaying course with 6 industry relevant qualifications which will give you a competitive edge when stepping into the world of work.

After the 2 years, you will have the option to study a Level 3 NVQ, delivered by the College, alongside working in the industry. The NVQ will give you the extra level of certification you need to work as a Bricklayer in a commercial setting.

Throughout the course you will receive training which reflects the reality of the industry and provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the skills and knowledge required to progress your career.

The course is scheduled over 3 days per week and will be a mixture of theory and practical.

This course will lead to:

  • Transition to T Level in Construction
  • Employment into the Bricklaying Industry
  • NVQ Level 3 at Waltham Forest College – If you wish to further enhance your skills in the workplace then the NVQ Level 3 will allow you to work in the commercial industry.

The entry requirements for this course are:

  • 4 GCSEs at Grade 1 (G) or above including English and maths

If required, you will have the opportunity to study GCSE maths and/or English alongside your course so you can progress onto the next level.

This course consists of the following modules:

  • Health and Safety in construction
  • Constructing half brick corner
  • Constructing cavity walls in brick and block
  • Constructing 1 brick walling (English bond)
  • Half brick wall with basket weave feature
  • Attached and detached piers
  • Raking and cutting to a timber frame building
  • Cavity wall with window opening
  • Plinth brickwork

You will be assessed across a mixture of theory and practical assignments which will be carried out to industry standards.

The assessment methods will be a mix of the below:

  • Practical assessments
  • Theory based assessments
  • Online exams

All assessments will give you an opportunity to pass at one of the following three standards:

  • Pass
  • Merit
  • Distinction

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