Bricklaying - Pre-Apprenticeship: NQ (Level 5)

Brickwork students
Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time

1 Academic Year - 2.5 Days p/w

Start date
Aug 2024
East End
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Course overview

This course will fully prepare you for a craft apprenticeship in Bricklaying.

The course aim is to improve employability prospects by developing the learners

  • Practical knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to solve problems.
  • Transferable skills in construction related areas within the industry.
  • Improve employment prospects by providing a qualification in Health & Safety and prepare learners for Construction Skills Certification (CSCS).

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and CV assistance.

What you will learn

In addition to a range of introductory Bricklaying units, you will also undertake units on H & S, Construction Drawing, Numeracy and ICT.

  • Half Brick Walling: An introduction
  • One Brick Walling: An introduction
  • Fundamentals of Cavity Walling
  • Block Walling: An introduction
  • Construction Occupation Practices
  • Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
  • ICT
  • Additional units in
  • Simple Arch Construction
  • Simple Decorative Brickwork

Entry requirements

This course has no formal entry requirements, but applicants must have a genuine interest in the trade and have a desire to gain an apprenticeship on course completion.

For this course, if English is not your first language

  • you need to have SQA ESOL National 5 (or equivalent)
  • If you do not have a formal ESOL qualification but your language skills meet this level, you should apply for your course and then contact our Admissions team to organise an internal language assessment ┬áhere at the College.

This course will be delivered via a blended learning approach using classroom/digital online and practical workshops.

Future prospects

While the pre-apprenticeship course is in bricklaying there are many transferable skills and attitudes gained throughout the progress of the course which may lead to employment in other apprenticeships/careers within the sector.

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