Practical Vs Theory
Refine your practical skills and gain knowledge of more specialised bricklaying techniques, including constructing chimneys, fireplaces, complex masonry structures and decorative features. You will also develop your employability, English and maths skills alongside further knowledge of the craft to support your progression into the industry.
What Does The Programme Include
You will complete workbooks and self-directed assignments to develop your theory knowledge. You will also take part in a Construction work placement which will give you on-site experience alongside opportunities to complete relevant community projects. You may also have the opportunity to take on a supervisory role within the college environment as part of your Level 3 course.
A Bricklaying Diploma Level 2 or equivalent, or relevant industry experience.
We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.
One of the ways we do this is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):
Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks — subject to course availability
Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy / too hard subject to course availability
Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t pass at Grade 4
One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well
Our course enquiries and admissions team can be contacted at email@example.com should you have any further questions.
How The Course Will Be Assessed
Each unit has a multiple choice end test, as well a practical synoptic test/s in the workshop. You will receive regular feedback on your performance and help and advice via action plans and extra training to enable you to be successful in your assessments.
You will require a uniform consisting of full length work trousers and safety footwear for the workshop, along with a change of footwear when leaving the workshop which can be purchased on our website. You will also need course specific text books and stationery. You will be sent a full list of materials and equipment prior to enrolment.
Potential Future Career
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to Construction and Engineering degrees at university. You could also progress to job roles such as a Bricklaying or Construction Management Apprentice.
You will study a range of units including:
- Unit 1: Health, Safety and Welfare in construction and associated industries (this may already be achieved in prior studies in Levels 1 or 2)
- Unit 2: Analysing technical information, quantities and communication with others
- Unit 3: Analysing the construction industry and built environment
- Unit 4: Repair and maintain masonry structures
- Unit 5: Construct chimneys and fireplace structures
- Unit 6: Construct complex masonry structures
- Unit 7: Construct decorative features
Studying bricklaying at New College Stamford has broadened my knowledge and opportunities for me to progress to a successful career in building industry.