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Key details

Attendance Full-Time
Duration 1 year
Code WAC60111F
Awarding Body City and Guilds
Level City & Guilds Level 1
Start Date 11/01/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

As a professional bricklayer, you lay the foundations for all other trades to follow. It is a great job for staying fit and healthy and if you have an eye for detail and good work ethic you can be earning fantastic money anywhere in the world with our official City and Guilds qualifications. Many site managers have a bricklaying background (or joinery) so this is a great first step if you want to move into higher education later on. Look around Bradford at the beautiful architecture found on our mosques, theatres and stadiums – brickwork is not just about sand and cement – it is about design and creativity – so come and express yourself at Bradford College.

What you'll study

At Level 1, you will learn how to construct walls and structures using blocks and bricks – how to measure and mark out for new buildings and how to repair damaged walls. As you walk around the streets where you live, make a point of noticing any walls that are falling down or people having an extension built…imagine a pound sign on it and that could be your job in a few months time. Builders in Bradford are always on the look out for apprentices and we are their number one choice when they need someone new to join their team. You can progress to Level 2 and Level 3 and learn more about stonemasonary, dry stone walling and heritage works – all of which are skills in high demand in West Yorkshire.

  • At Level 1, you will learn how to construct walls and structures using blocks and bricks – how to measure and mark out for new buildings and how to repair damaged walls. As you walk around the streets where you live, make a point of noticing any walls that are falling down or people having an extension built…imagine a pound sign on it and that could be your job in a few months time. Builders in Bradford are always on the look out for apprentices and we are their number one choice when they need someone new to join their team. You can progress to Level 2 and Level 3 and learn more about stonemasonary, dry stone walling and heritage works – all of which are skills in high demand in West Yorkshire.

Assessment

You will show your skills in the brick workshop - building models that start off easy, and get more and more technical. When you are ready, you will be a key player in the construction projects we run with employers that simulate a real-life construction site. This gives you the opportunity to impress the employers we bring into college with your brickwork skills and gets you closer to earning as you learn as an apprentice.

Entry requirements

You will be interviewed to assess your suitability for the course.

You will also take an assessment for English and Maths.

Work experience

Your course may include work experience or a work placement that could lead to the offer of a part-time or casual work, or you might work outside of your studies.

Our students benefit from local site visits and trips to construction companies, such as our award-winning local partner Priestley Construction.

Next steps

Before you start this course you will need to purchase safety boots with steel toe caps and a hi-vis vest, as you are required to wear them when working in the College workshops. Successful completion of a Level 1 course can lead onto Level 2 and Level 3 courses or onto an apprenticeship. Our students have gone on to run their own building companies, won national brickwork competitions and progressed to higher education. Brickwork is not just big muscles - it's big brains too! A carpenter/joiner/builder has the potential to earn anywhere between £12K and £40 per year. Working in the construction industry could see you constructing and managing major buildings, structures and facilities. Career opportunities are available through large construction contractors and smaller specialist employers in the public and private sectors. You could also train to become your own boss and become self-employed. Our Careers Guidance Team can assist you with choosing the right course and thinking about where this might take you in the future. Email: careers@bradfordcollege.ac.uk Our Work Placements Team can assist you in finding a work placement which provides you with hands-on experience in the industry linked to your course. Tel: 01274 088 943 Email: workplacements@bradfordcollege.ac.uk  

Tuition fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees.

The amount depends on the number of hours and which course is being taken.

Actual costs can be obtained from our team.

Email: enrolment@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

Student Finance

You may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.

To find out more, contact our Student Finance team.

Tel: 01274 088 349 Email: studentfunding@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

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