Bricklaying

If you are a hands-on, practical kind of person and like to get things working, qualifying in a trade might be for you. There are many opportunities to work for large and small companies – or you could become self-employed.

Vocational

If you are a hands-on, practical kind of person and like to get things working, qualifying in a trade might be for you. There are many opportunities to work for large and small companies – or you could become self-employed.

Diploma in Bricklaying Level 1 

We can teach you real skills that will not only help you build a future career but will be with you for life. Talented and trustworthy tradespeople are always in demand. On our courses you’ll not only get the practical skills you need to find work but our team of tutors, who are all industry experienced, will help give you the confidence and know-how that could even see you go on to set up your own business.

Attendance: Full Time

Start date: September 2019

Duration: One year

Location: Teesdale

What kit/uniform do I need?

All safety equipment provided

What will you do?

You will learn basic bricklaying skills, creating a range of brickwork structures, using different bonding methods. You will learn how to lay blocks to line, gauge and level. You will also learn about the construction of cavity walls, safe working practices, quantities and communication.

How will you learn?

The course is taught using both practical and theoretical methods.

How are you assessed?

You will undertake a series of practical and theory end of unit assessments.

You need:

A keen interest in bricklaying and 4 GCSEs graded between 9-1/A*-G would be desirable

Why English and Maths matter…

You will need to calculate areas and volumes, take measurements, work out ratios, follow complex instructions and design. You may also be required to calculate wages, profit and loss, write risk assessments and technical reports.

What do you need to know?

This programme of study involves other essential elements such as maths, English, tutorials, My Work Search, enrichment and work experience.

What’s next?

Move on to a Level 2 qualification in bricklaying.

How do I apply/enrol? www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

3 Reasons to join us

  • Currently the building industry is booming and qualified bricklayers currently earn between £500 – £1000 per week.
  • Skilled tutors are experts in their fields.
  • Apprenticeship opportunities are available and this course is the perfect preparation for those looking for an apprenticeship.

Diploma in Bricklaying Level 2 

We can teach you real skills that will not only help you build a future career but will be with you for life. Talented and trustworthy tradespeople are always in demand. On our courses you’ll not only get the practical skills you need to find work but our team of tutors, who are all industry experienced, will help give you the confidence and know-how that could even see you go on to set up your own business.

Attendance: Full Time

Start date: September 2019

Duration: One Year

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

You will learn building methods and construction technology, setting out complex masonry structures, solid brickwork structures, thin joint masonry methods, safe working practices, quantities and communication.

How will you learn?

The course is taught using both practical and theoretical methods

How are you assessed?

You will undertake a series of practical and theory end of unit assessments.

You need:

Level 1 Bricklaying or equivalent.

Why English and Maths matter…

You will need to calculate areas and volumes, take measurements, work out ratios, follow complex instructions and design. You may also be required to calculate wages, profit and loss, write risk assessments and technical reports.

What do you need to know?

This programme of study involves other essential elements such as maths, English, tutorials, My Work Search, enrichment and work experience.

What’s next?

You could move on to a relevant Level 3 qualification or move on to an apprenticeship in bricklaying.

How do I apply/enrol? www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

3 Reasons to join us

  • £500 – £1000 per week.Currently the building industry is booming and qualified bricklayers currently earn between
  • Skilled tutors are experts in their fields.
  • Apprenticeship opportunities are available and this course would further develop your skills if you are looking for an apprenticeship.

Destinations and Progress:

If successful you have the opportunity to progress onto the level 3 diploma in brickwork.

Diploma in Bricklaying Level 3

We can teach you real skills that will not only help you build a future career but will be with you for life. Talented and trustworthy tradespeople are always in demand. On our courses you’ll not only get the practical skills you need to find work but our team of tutors, who are all industry experienced, will help give you the confidence and know-how that could even see you go on to set up your own business.

Attendance: Full Time

Start date: September 2019

Duration: One Year

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

Learning in a hands-on working environment you’ll quickly develop the skills of your chosen trade. And through lectures, presentations and demonstrations you’ll learn the theory to back up those skills.

How will you learn?

The course is taught using both practical and theoretical methods

How are you assessed?

You will undertake a series of practical and theory end of unit assessments.

You need:

Intermediate Construction Diploma in Bricklaying Level 2.

Why English and Maths matter…

You will need to calculate areas and volumes, take measurements, work out ratios, follow complex instructions and design. You may also be required to calculate wages, profit and loss, write risk assessments and technical reports.

What do you need to know?

This programme of study involves other essential elements such as maths, English, tutorials, My Work Search, enrichment and work experience.

What’s next?

You could go on to find work in the building industry, start an apprenticeship, or go on to higher education or further training. Future careers could include bricklaying, site management or setting up your own business in the trades.

How do I apply/enrol? www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

3 Reasons to join us

  • £500 – £1000 per week.Currently the building industry is booming and qualified bricklayers currently earn between
  • Skilled tutors are experts in their fields.
  • Apprenticeship opportunities are available and this course would further develop your skills if you are looking for an apprenticeship.

Destinations and Progress:

If successful you have the opportunity to progress into higher education or further training.

Future careers could include bricklaying, site management or setting up your own business in the trades.

Apprenticeship

An Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to get into the world of work and earn real money whilst gaining nationally recognised qualifications.

If you are a school leaver, currently unemployed or looking to start a new career, Stockton Riverside College can help you to find the right Apprenticeship and employer for you.

Bricklaying Apprenticeships

Looking for a career in the construction industry? A bricklaying apprenticeship could be the perfect first step for you. This apprenticeship will provide you with the skills to ensure buildings are strong, weatherproof, safe and secure. Work may be carried out on existing structures or building sites.

Main Duties:

As a level 2 apprentice, duties may include:
• Working to given specifications
• Setting out basic structures
• Building brick and block walling
• Laying attached and detached piers
• Erecting solid walling
• Setting out to build cavity walling

As a level 3 apprentice, duties may include:
• Working to given specifications
• Setting out structures
• Carrying out complex building work

Assessment:

You will be allocated a course tutor/assessor to provide guided learning and support with assignments. You will be observed in the workplace by your allocated assessor.

You need:

Apprenticeships require a good level of English, maths and/or ICT. Our initial assessment and your GCSE results will help inform us of your ability and what support we can offer to get you to the level required.

You must be:

  • at least 16
  • a UK resident
  • in employment. We can help with this

To undertake a level 3 apprenticeship, you need a level 2 qualification or to have experience in a relevant field.

Duration:

Level 2: 18 months
Level 3: 30 months

Career Pathways

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English & Maths

Depending on your previous grades you may need to study English and Maths. These are essential skills that all employers value. Your tutor can answer any questions you have regarding this.

Work experience/employability

We want to help you develop real skills for real jobs. That’s why we work closely with a wide range of employers to ensure all of our courses give you the skills that they are looking for in their future employees. Our past students have been given the opportunity to carry out a wide range of work placements on construction sites, have benefitted from regular site visits and played a part in community-based projects. Our dedicated online program ‘My Work Search’ will help prepare you for future job opportunities.

Social and personal development

You’ll get the opportunity to develop a range of additional skills including the ability to work independently and as part of a team, organisation and time management. You will also get the chance to take part in a range of enrichment activities and may choose to take part in our enterprise activities. Your tutor will be able to tell you more about course specific developments.