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St Edmunds Society

Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying

St Edmunds Society

Fullman House, 114-118 Oak Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 3BP

Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Level 1
600/8052/8
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Course Summary

This course is suitable for 16 - 18 year olds (or up to 25 with an EHCP).

Aged 16+ will be supported to achieve maths and English qualifications whilst on the programme (if you have not achieved A-C or 9-4 grade GCSE).

Aged 16+ will be placed within relevant work experience with local employers whilst on the programme.

Course Details

This course is suitable for a student who has a keen interest in Bricklaying, the course will cover the following topics to prepare them to be a Bricklayer in the Construction sector:

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication.
  • Contribute to setting out and building of masonry structures up to a damp roof course.
  • Carrying out block laying, bricklaying and cavity walling activities
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in construction

You are taught through practical activities, group discussion and some classroom learning.

Assessments are completed through practical activities and a small amount of coursework.

You will be supported to achieve your maths and English qualifications whilst on the programme (if you have not achieved A-C or 9-4 grade GCSE).

You will be placed within relevant work experience with local contractors whilst on the programme.

Additional information:

Students who have A-C/4-9 grade GCSE’s will NOT be required to complete Maths and English qualifications.

Students who do not have GCSE’s A-C, or 4 and above will be required to complete Maths and English qualifications.

Work Experience – a 2 week/8-day work placement will be arranged whilst on programme to build employability skills.

Enrichment – Careers Advice, sexual and mental health talks, Matthew Project drug and alcohol talks, Apprenticeship support, Employability days.

Bursary is available to support students with a household income of under £30,000. This can include food allowance and travel support (bus/train).

Welfare Support Team – Wellbeing support, housing advice, financial advice, drug and alcohol support, behavioural and engagement support. (As appropriate)

Structure of day – An average day is 9.15am– 3.30pm. Flexibility of their programme can be discussed alongside individual needs.

Entry requirements

Students must have prior Bricklaying experience. You will be required to complete a practical and written assessment in Bricklaying to make sure you have the required skills.

If you have no prior Bricklaying experience, please see our Construction Skills course as this includes introductory level Bricklaying.

There are no entry requirements for GCSE's as students will be supported to achieve Maths and English qualifications whilst on the programme (if you have not achieved A-C or 9-4 grade GCSE).

An initial assessment will be carried out at the interview stage as student will require a certain level of literacy and numeracy skills.


Equipment required

None.

Your next steps...

You can progress on to a Level 2 qualification, traineeship, or an apprenticeship within the industry.


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