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Diploma Level 1

Study mode Full time
Location Moulton / Higham Ferrers
Level Level 1
Start date Sep 2023
Duration 1 year

Our course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a recognised bricklayer. You will have the opportunity to learn in our state-of-the-art workshops with specialist equipment. Guided by our expert tutors and guest lecturers your study will include hands-on experience preparing you for industry.

Our strong commercial links will provide you with the opportunity to take part in an extensive enrichment programme including industry visits so that you can witness the development of the construction industry, preparing you for your future career in the construction sector.

Guided by our expert lecturers you will learn the principles of building construction. During your attendance on the Level 1 City and Guilds Diploma in Bricklaying, you will undertake two knowledge based ‘core’ units that are common to the range of construction craft provision.

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication

These units provide you with the knowledge to apply your skills safely and to work effectively in construction operations with other trades and professions.

The specialist brickwork units that you will undertake include setting out and carrying out bricklaying, blocklaying and cavity wall activities. Each of these specialist brickwork units will require you to plan, set out and construct brickwork to agreed standards, both for quality and time. You will need to maintain appropriate health and safety standards and work effectively individually and as part of a team. There is also a multiple choice question exam for each unit, including the ‘core’ units.

Hi-Vis and Work Safety Boots are required to undertake this course. All of our equipment is supplied by Baca.

This is a full time course taking place on three days per week from 9am - 4:30pm. There will be a mix of practical and theoretical work which are split into 1 hour - 1.45 hour lessons. You will have regular breaks including a lunch break.

Assessment consists of the following:

  • Practical assessments
  • Externally assessed Exams
  • Internal Exams
  • Written coursework and workbooks

A Level 1 Diploma is the perfect base to progress to a Level 2, an apprenticeship or work in the industry as a trainee bricklayer

4 GCSEs at Grade 2 including English and maths.

The facilities you'll be using

No other college in the UK can rival the world class facilities we have at Moulton College.

Moulton College Level 3 Bricklaying
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Bricklaying Workshop

Plumbing Workshop at Higham Campus
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Plumbing Workshops

MC CAD Workshop 003
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CAD Workshop

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Furniture Making Workshop


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