Brickwork — Level 1 Diploma

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Course information

The level 1 programme is a great way to start your career. It enables you to develop the skills and confidence to progress in college and into work. You will develop a wide range of skills in your chosen subject area as well as gaining qualifications in English, maths and ICT. You will be assessed for your English and maths and work at the level that’s right for you.
Working with the harder materials, such as brick and stone, can be very creative and means that work which is created will be admired for years to come. Bricklayers also use a variety of specialist tools to spread and joint mortar and cut bricks or blocks to size. As a bricklayer you'll need a good head for heights and be happy to work outdoors. Bricklaying can also be quite physical, so good fitness is important. You'll also need to be precise, accurate and be able to follow instructions. This level 1 course is suitable for students who are not employed within the construction industry and have no previous experience.
Subjects you will study include:
•Handle and Store Resources
•Contribute to Work Relationships
•Contribute to Providing Working Platforms
•Prepare Materials for Use
•Prepare Components for Use
•Use Components and Materials
•Personal Social Development
You will have a personal tutor and a weekly tutorial


CSKILLS Award Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork
C&G Literacy
C&G Numeracy
Personal Social Development

This course leads to...

On successful completion you may be able to progress onto Level 2 courses like:
• CSKILLS Award Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork
• CSKILLS NVQ Brickwork (if employed as a bricklayer)

Entry Requirements

You do not need to have any formal qualifications in Brickwork but you will need to show that you have an interest in the area. You will need to be at Entry 3 or above in English/ESOL and maths (GCSE grades F and G)

Important Note :
All students are required to wear appropriate protective equipment in the workshops, including safety boots and overalls. Students may be able to purchase these through the college at a reduced cost.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 158940

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £15,736 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

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