During this course you will learn how to select and use basic tools, handle and store resources, identify and select the correct materials for the job, set out and construct brick walls ranging from a simple pyramid to garden walls using different bonds, and cover health and safety regulations. You will work on your own and in a group to produce models in the workshops as well as having lessons in the classrooms. You will also complete units in English, Math and IT. Theory will be carried out using work sheets, OHPs, DVDs, question sheets and display boards to build up your units and portfolio evidence. Successful students will progress on to the Diploma Level 2.
|Qualification name||Diploma in Bricklaying (Construction)|
|Awarding organisation||National Open College Network|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||Flexible|
|Cost description||This course is part of the Free Courses for Jobs offer and may be funded by the government for eligible adults. Check for eligibility at Free courses for jobs - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)|
You will need to have gained a minimum four GCSEs with grades in the D-E/3-2 range to include English and maths at grade D/3 OR progression from an entry level 3 course.
Your work is assessed using a mixture of practical assessments, written workbooks, assignments, short question papers and tests. For example, something that you have built in the workshop will be assessed and at various stages during the course when you have obtained relevant knowledge you will answer short question papers about the topics you have learned so far. There is also a multiple choice test, externally set, and taken online at the end of the course.