As an apprentice you will have a job and earn a wage whilst building up knowledge and skills within the construction industry, specifically in brickwork. This apprenticeship is a framework of qualifications made up of an NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations, a Technical Diploma in Brickwork, Functional Skills (English and Maths), Employee Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS).
- Basic concreting
- Working platforms
- Installing drainage
- Operating power tools
- Site security
- Site setting out
- Specific occupational skills
- Storing materials and equipment.
These apprenticeships usually take between 18 and 36 months to complete.
More advanced courses are available at the College for further progression.
Work as a bricklayer on major new housing and business developments, for established companies or on a self-employed basis.
You must have GCSE English and Maths at grade E or 3 or equivalent. You must also pass an initial assessment, secure work as an apprentice and have one satisfactory reference.
CSkills Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying
Callum has always been interested in construction and had this course recommended to him by people he knows. He studied the level one and level two course and moved onto the level three because he wanted to build complex structures and get industry experience.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: The facilities are excellent and the new equipment and latest technology is great to practice with, so I know what to expect in the workplace. The staff also take us on lots of different trips that are linked with the units I am studying.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: I have had the opportunity to work on a number of different construction sites arranged by my tutors, including the DIY SOS show. I was able to put into practice what I was taught in the workshops and use it in the real world.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I want to get work with a local construction company and would eventually like to set up my own business in the future.