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Level: 1

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

You’ll develop the skills and knowledge you need to enter the bricklaying trade within the construction industry. Covering both practical and theoretical aspects of the trade, this course offers an ideal introduction to the sector nd gives you the opportunity to progress to higher levels. 

Entry requirements

Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude.  You will have an interview and initial assessment.  Following a successful interview and initial assessment results, you will be allocated a place to study the practical and theoretical elements of bricklaying.  Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment.

Course Content

Practical and theoretical tests will be delivered throughout the programme of study.  Units will cover safe working practices, cavity walling, contributing to setting out and several other basic bricklaying skills.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is via observation of practical work.  You may be required to undertake real trade projects, on which you will also be assessed.  Your Maths and English skills will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need to supply your own safety footwear.  A small charge may be made for other Personal Protective Equipment required to complete the course.

What can I do after this course?

Further study
You can progress to a Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying as a full-time learner. If you continue your studies, you will develop your literacy and numeracy skills further.
 
Careers
You will have the potential to enter an apprenticeship or employment in the construction industry. There is a wide range of career options in construction crafts.

 

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

About Ilkeston »

Jordan Richards

Jordan Richards

Building a winning future

Jordan Richards built his confidence as well as his technical skills on a Derby College Construction course – and the quality of his work has now been recognised in a string of competitions. Having taken a full-time course at our Ilkeston campus, Jordan secured an apprenticeship with GF Tomlinson, returning to College to take his qualifications to the next level. His tremendous commitment to his work saw him win the Junior Regional Skill Build brickwork title, take runner-up place in the Guild of Bricklayers regional competition, and gain a commendation in the College’s 2014 Peak Awards. He also reached the national finals of the Young Builder of the Year Award, attending a ceremony at the House of Commons.
Jordan has participated in many competitions alongside his study at Derby College. He has achieved an outstanding amount of awards and commendations. 
2014

Commended - National Finals for Young Builder of the Year Award, 16-24-year-old category
Commended – Construction Apprentice/Work-based Award at the Derby College Peak Awards
Winner – Regional Skillsbuild, Junior Bricklaying category Runner-up – Regional Guild of Master Bricklayers, Junior category

2015

Highly Commended Construction Learner of the Year Award at the Derby College Peak Awards
Highly Commended Apprentice of the Year Award at the Derby College Peak Awards

2016

Winner – Regional (NOTTS/LINCOLN) heats of the Guild of Master Bricklayers
Second - Regional Skillsbuild heats Gold medal – Regional (NOTTS/LINCOLN) final of the Guild of Master Bricklayers
Runner-up – CITB Apprentice of the Year Awards Second place – Regional Skillsbuild final

I am enjoying my placement with GF Tomlinson and I learnt a lot over the course of just a year.

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