Built Environment

Brickwork - Work Based Learning

Start Date: Sep-16
Course Code: ABRICK FLF1A

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Ballymena (Farm Lodge)

Essentials

Duration: 2/3 years Full-time
Interview required: Y


The Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying offers a good grounding in the practical skills and knowledge designed to prepare the trainee for entry into the trowel trades and the construction industry.

How do I join? 

  • You must have attained the minimum school leaving age of 16 (up to 22 yrs for those who require additional support and 24 yrs for those in care).
  • Complete an application form and attend an interview.
  • Take part in an aptitude test (if applicable).

What will I study?

  • Construction Skills Awards- CSkills Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying units to include:
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Understanding information, quantities and communication with others.
  • Understanding construction technology.
  • Mix construction materials
  • Setting out for basic masonry structures.
  • Construct block walling.
  • Construct brick walling.
  •  Construct cavity walling.

What support is available while I am on the course? You will be allocated a personal tutor to help you throughout the course. The college also offers learning support and guidance.

How can I succeed on this programme? Punctuality and 100% attendance.  Demonstrate commitment to your course. • Appropriate behaviour and maturity. • Ability to work with others. • Safety conscious.

What will I gain? 

  • CSkills Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying
  • Good practical skills.
  •  An awareness of safety issues especially when working at heights and carrying loads.
  • The ability to work as part of a team. City & Guilds Essential Skills in Numeracy, Literacy & ICT (If applicable) City & Guilds Employability Award City & Guilds Personal & Social Skills Award

Will I complete a work placement? The College is committed to ensuring that all trainees benefit from the opportunity to undertake work placement through the Level 1 and Level 2 Skills for Work. Industry links are also through the work placements and college, employers engagement.

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The Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying is designed to develop the knowledge, understanding, practical and technical skills required for those actively looking to gain employment within the Bricklaying industry.

How do I join?

  • You must have attained the mimimum school leaving age of 16 (up to 22yrs for those who rwquire additional support and up to 24 yrs for those in care) and be unemployed.
  • Complete an application form and attend an interview.
  • Take part in an aptitude test (if applicable).

What will I study?

Construction Skills – CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying units to include:

  •  Health, Safety and Welfare in construction and associated industries.
  •  Understanding information, quantities and communication with others.
  • Understanding construction technology. 
  • Construct masonry cladding
  • Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures
  •  Construct solid walling, incorporating isolated and attached piers.
  •  Construct thin joint masonry.

What support is available while I am on the course?

You will be allocated a personal tutor to help you throughout the course. The college also offers learning support and guidance.

How can I succeed on this programme?

  • Punctuality and 100% attendance.
  • Demonstrate commitment to your course.
  • Appropriate behaviour and maturity.
  • Ability to work with others.
  • Safety conscious.

Will I complete a work placement?

The College is committed to ensuring that all trainees benefit from the opportunity to undertake work placement through the Level 1 and Level 2 Skills for Work. Industry links are also through the work placements and college, employer engagement.

What will I gain?

  • CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying
  • Good practical skills.
  • The ability to read plans.
  • The ability to work methodically and accurately.
  • An awareness of safety issues, especially when working at heights and carrying loads.
  •  The ability to work as part of a team and with other trades people.
  •  A good level of fitness. City & Guilds Essential Skills in Numeracy, Literacy & ICT (If applicable) City & Guilds Employability Award City & Guilds Personal & Social Skills Award
  • ApprenticeshipsNI Level 3 in Bricklaying combines the practical hands-on experience of the workplace with the knowledge and understanding and practical skills gained in the college classroom and workshops.

How do I join?

  • You must be in paid employment at least 21 hours per week including college day release. •
  • You must be aged 16–24.
  • Complete an application form and attend an interview.
  • Take part in an aptitude test (if applicable).

What will I study? An ApprenticeshipsNI Framework which consists of: A competence based element -NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying. A knowledge based element Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying. Employment rights and responsibilities Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) are a compulsory part of all Apprenticeship programmes that show that the apprentice has had a full induction to the employing company and training programme, and is aware of the essential workplace rights and responsibilities. Essential Skills in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT (if applicable).

 

Construction Skills- CSkills NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Brickwork units of study include:

  • Construct masonry structures in brick including cavity wall structures, block work structures and solid wall structures.
  • Form door and window openings and form joint finishes.
  • In addition you will be required to read and extract information from drawings and specifications, conform to general workplace safety guidelines, security and waste management controls.
  • At Level 3 you will learn how to construct complex masonry structures such as arches, chimneys, fireplaces decorative features and curved walling.

What support is available while I am on the course?

You will be allocated a personal tutor to help you throughout the course. The college also offers learning support and guidance.

How can I succeed on this programme?

  • Punctuality and 100% attendance at your vocational day release and Essential Skills (if applicable).
  • Demonstrate commitment to your course.
  • Appropriate behaviour and maturity.
  • Ability to work with others.
  • Be physically fit and have a good head for heights.
  • Be prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  •  Be precise and accurate and be able to follow instructions.
  • Safety conscious especially when working at heights and carrying loads.

What will I gain?

  • Construction Skills –CSkills NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying.
  • Construction skills City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying.
  • City & Guilds Essential Skills Numeracy/Literacy, ICT (if applicable).
  • ApprenticeshipsNI Full Framework certificate.

Employers There is NO COST to the apprentice or the employer for ApprenticeshisNI training. The only cost to the employer is the apprentice’s salary. An Employer Financial Incentive is available on achievement by the Apprentice of full Level 2 and/or Level 3 Framework. This incentive ranges from £250 to £1,500 depending on the complexity and level of apprenticeship undertaken.


Special Features

Employer presentations, Industrial Site Visits and Skills Compeitions. Bonus Payments - you will receive 160 in Year 1 and 200 in Year 2.


Assessment Methods

Level 1 & Level 2 (Skills for Work) Continuous assessment continuous throughout the course of practical workshop and theory tasks. This will be presented as a portfolio of evidence. Practical aspects of the course are examined by an overall practical end test. Theory is tested at the end of each unit by an online, multiple choice exam. There will also be an externally set multiple choice exam.

ApprenticeshipsNI Level 2: Continuous assessment throughout the course of practical workshop and theory tasks. Evidence of competency can be obtained through observations in the workplace, physical products of work, reports, plans, photographs, online assessments, witness testimony, discussion and questioning.


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Level 1 & 2: You must have attained the minimum school leaving age of 16 (up to 22 yrs for those who require additional support and 24 yrs for those in care) and be unemployed. Complete an application form and attaned an interview. You will also be asked to take part in an aptitude test (if applicable).

Level 2: You must have attained the minimum school leaving age of 16 (up to 22 yrs for those who require additional support and 24 yrs for those in care) and be unemployed and meet the GCSE entrance criteria for Skills for Work Level 2. Complete the online form.

ApprenticeshipsNI Level 2: To be eligible to enter ApprenticeshipsNI programmes Level 2/Level 3 Apprenticeship provision, an unemployed person must: have attained the minimum school leaving age of 16; have or be about to take up permanent paid employment with a Northern Ireland-based company and be contracted to work a minimum of 21 hours per week (including day release/ off- the-job training) with one employer; have the potential to successfully complete all the requirements of the appropriate Level 2/Level 3 Apprenticeship Framework; meet any health requirements (eg colour vision) specific to the occupation of their choice; have achieved any necessary entry academic qualifications (eg GCSE) determined by the relevant sector for the apprenticeship and approved by the Department for the Economy; and pass any entry tests specified by the relevant sector/employer and approved by the Department for Employment and Learning.

In addition if you are an existing employer you must: Be in permanent remunerative employment with a Northern Ireland-based company from day one of the apprenticeship; be contracted to work a minimum of 21 hours per week (including day release/off-the-job training) with one employer; and meet all the other eligibility criteria as set out above.


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Achievement of the Level 1 Diploma could lead to progression to the Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying. Progression will depend upon grades achieved and satisfactory progress reviews.

Achievement of the Level 2 Diploma could lead to employment within the Construction Industry with the possible opportunity to achieve an ApprenticeshipsNI Level 2. NB: Progression to ApprenticeshipsNI requires paid employment and will depend upon grades achieved and satisfactory progress reviews.

ApprenticeshipsNI Level 2: Achievement of Level 2 ApprenticeshipsNI offers possible progression to ApprenticeshipsNI Level 3. Achievement of ApprenticeshipsNI Level 3 offers possible progression to HNC/HND.


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Ballymena (Farm Lodge)
Farm Lodge Buildings
Ballymena
BT43 7DF
028 2565 2871
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Contact

Sean McAleese

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