Course Code: CB1FE166 Bricklaying - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 04 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryDevelop the skills and knowledge needed to become a craftsperson in bricklaying with the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Brickwork. A bricklayer is proficient at building or repairing walls in accordance with construction plans. They may also build or refurbish arches or other structures, making them an important part of any construction team. On this course, you will learn how to build cavity walls, solid walls and piers as well as construct basic arches and set out buildings. Successful students either continue their training at a higher level or begin employment (some as an apprentice) straight away. , Entry Requirements This course is designed for school leavers who want to develop the entry level skills in the vital and highly regarded trade. 4 GCSEs grade 3 - 1 including English and Maths. a successful interview with a tutor the ability to study independently a genuine interest in the subject good communication skills hardworking approach towards the industry Essential Skills – English and Maths If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343. Qualification ObtainedTechnical Certificate in Bricklaying Industry Placement and Field TripsA compulsory element of this course is that all 16-18-year-old students spend at least 20 hours on a relevant work placement. Students are encouraged to look for their work experience independently, which might include working on local projects, community challenge work or working for an employer. Learning and Teaching Methods This course features the following mandatory modules: • Principles of Construction • Building Cavity Walls • Building Solid Walls and Piers • Constructing Basic Arches • Setting out Buildings The units are designed to provide a solid understanding of the underlying principles and practical skills involved, as well as an overview of the principles of construction, and relevant building technology and terminology. At Blackpool and The Fylde College we recognise that all students learn differently, and our expert tutors will work with you to ensure their teaching methods support the way that you like to learn. A key method used is demonstrations. This allows you to see the practical skill being used first before going on to practise the skill yourself. The course also includes dedicated individual/self-study time, which needs to be supported by your own study out of College. E-learning also features and will involve you using our Canvas platform for independent study and learning. This qualification consists of 5 hours’ class-based and 7 hours’ workshop-based learning each week. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods During the course, your practical skills will be assessed continuously to ensure competency and to prepare you for your final synoptic assessment. You will also sit an externally set exam that will consist of short answer, multiple choice and detailed answer questions. All your combined grades will then be calculated to provide you with a final overall fail, pass, merit, distinction or distinction star grade. This will be shown on your certificate. The assessment weighting is as follows: • External exam - 40% • Graded synoptic assessment - 60% Please note: you will only be given one opportunity to re-sit the external exam and the final synoptic assessment. Other Costs and Equipment NeededAll construction students must adhere to health and safety legislation when in our workshops, which will require purchasing and wearing the following items for practical activities: • safety boots • safety helmet • hi- vis vest • work trousers • safety glasses • gloves All the above items can be purchased from local suppliers for a total cost of £45. For class-based learning you will also need to bring paper, pens and a folder, in which to keep all your revision and notes. Tuition Fees If you are 18 and under no fees are payable. If you are 19+, please read our tuition fee guide for adult learners. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: City and Guilds Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression Successful students can either continue their training or progress straight into employment. Studying the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Bricklaying will allow you to develop your skills and knowledge further, equipping you for more senior roles, such as Advanced Craft Bricklayer. Alternatively, you could start your career straight away, perhaps progressing to one of the growing number of exciting apprenticeships in this area.