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: