You will be equipped with bricklaying skills at an advanced level, completing more complex and challenging tasks while gaining a broader overview of project management. You will also develop supervisory skills to improve your career prospects within the construction industry.
Offers of a place on the course are dependent on qualifications and practical aptitude, and you will need GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above.
Following a successful interview and initial assessment, you will be allocated a place to study the practical and theoretical elements of advanced bricklaying. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment.
You will study:
Practical and theoretical tests will be delivered throughout the programme of study.
As well as improving your practical abilities, you will develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your main programme of study, enhance your life skills and help with your future career progression.
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.
You will need to supply your own safety footwear. A small charge may be made for any other Personal Protective Equipment required to complete the course.
You can progress to a Professional Construction qualification as a full-time learner. If you continue your studies, you will develop your literacy and numeracy skills further.
There is the potential to enter an apprenticeship or employment in the construction industry, specialising in trowel occupations
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.
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
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
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.