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NOCN Certificate, Level 1

Certificate in Construction Skills - Bricklaying

Developed in response to the district’s request for broader entry into this skills shortage area.

This course will give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to prepare for employment as a bricklayer’s labourer or to progress to further study to support progress into employment as a bricklayer. The course focuses on the health and safety awareness required in this role and in the wider Construction sector alongside the practical skill development for this trade.

The college has close links to construction companies and there will be regular opportunity throughout the academic year to experience commercial construction work conditions.

Units to be studied will include:

  • Health and Safety in a Practical Environment
  • Project in Sustainability
  • Use of Tools and Equipment for Bricklaying
  • Constructing a Half Brick Wall using Bricklaying Skills
  • Constructing a One Brick Wide Wall using Bricklaying Skills

With improved English and Maths attainment students are expected to progress to the Level 2 Bricklaying Diploma at Selby College.

Potential Careers

  • Bricklayer
  • Foreman Bricklayer
  • Self-employed Bricklayer
  • Site Manager

Standard Level 1 Vocational entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least five GCSEs at Grade 2 to include English and Maths. A basic understanding and experience of Bricklaying or the construction industry and an interest in learning about working in the construction industry.

20% multiple choice examination

80% practical/assignments

Where can it lead?

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