Construction

Bricklaying Level 1 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date /

This one year study programme starts in September

Entry requirements

Level 1 Certificate

  • Successful interview with an initial assessment in English and maths at Entry Level 3 or above.

Level 1 Diploma

  • Three GCSEs at grade 2/E or above including English
  • Successful interview with an initial assessment in English and maths at Entry Level 3 or above.
You will achieve
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate/Diploma Construction Skills (Bricklaying)
  • GCSE/Functional Skills in Maths and English (if applicable)

Last updated: 29th April 2019

Course overview

“Former Barnsley College apprentice, Morgan Chambers, is celebrating after winning gold in bricklaying at the 2018 SkillBuild National Final.”

Bricklaying allows you to work on a range of projects, from creating a single conservatory to building brand new homes or large commercial developments. A bricklayer’s job is to create and maintain structures, walls, chimneys, walkways and foundations using various types of blocks and tiles. They generally works on residential, commercial or industrial projects

You could also work on restoration projects, refurbishing brickwork and masonry. To become a bricklayer, you will need to be able to read plans and work in an organised way. If you enjoy doing practical things and you are interested in construction, bricklaying could be the perfect career for you.

Studying at Barnsley Colleges’ Construction Centre, also known as The CUBE, houses innovative and inspiring work areas with industry-led equipment, providing a high quality learning experience for students.

 

Course content

Level 1 Certificate

To achieve the Level 1 Certificate in , learners must achieve a minimum of 15 credits, 3 credits from the mandatory unit and a minimum of 12 credits from the optional units,

You will also complete a level 1 Employability Certificate

Level 1 Diploma

To achieve the Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying, you must achieve 41 credits from the mandatory units.

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Contribute to setting out and building of masonry structures up to damp proof course
  • Carrying out blocklaying activities
  • Carrying out bricklaying activities
  • Carrying out cavity walling activities
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction

You will complete 60 hours of work placement which will give you valuable work place experience. A full tutorial programme is offered to improve your employability skills and support you through your course

 

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the study programme your work will be assessed for a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade. Achieving this Diploma means that you have reached the standards expected by the industry.

What equipment will I need?

Work boots, gloves and eye protection will need to be purchased prior to starting your course, financial assistance may be available.

Where will I study?

Construction Centre
Honeywell Lane
Barnsley
S75 1BP

What can I do next?

  • Successful completion of  Level 1 Certificate could lead to progression to the Level 1 diploma or possibly onto the level 2 diploma
  • Successful completion of  Level 1 Diploma  could lead to progression to the Level 2 study programme.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Want to join Barnsley Sports Academy and the Sports Village?

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths  we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.

Disclaimer

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bricklaying Level 1 Full-time