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Certificate Level 1

Study mode Full time
Location Moulton
Level Level 1
Start date Sep 2022
Duration 1 year

The art of stonemasonry has existed for centuries and has developed to produce some of the world’s most iconic buildings and architectural wonders. If you are inspired by architecture the our Level 1 Stonemasonry course will provide you with the foundation skills in order to develop your skills and theoretical knowledge in this area.

As a stonemasonry student you will have access to an exciting range of specialist resources at the College. You will use our unique workshop equipped with state-of-the-art tools and facilities to develop a range of skills in stone carving, letter cutting, conservation, restoration and construction.

As part of your course you will have the opportunity to undertake commercial experience at the beautiful and historic Exeter Cathedral, where you will learn and develop practical skills that will be vital for your future career in Stonemasonry.

This course is free for students aged 16 – 19. For students over 19, The Worshipful Company of Masons funds the majority of the course fees on application. Find out more about this funding here.

Guided by our expert lecturers you will learn the principles of building construction, information, communication and stonemasonry. You will cover modules including:

  • Principles of Stonemasonry
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Working Stonemasonry components
  • Setting out and templet making for Stonemasonry Components
  • Fixing Stonemasonry Components
  • Stretch and Challenge: Stone carving & Letter Cutting

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 full days per week. There will be a mix of practical and theoretical work which are split into two hour lessons. You will have regular breaks, including a lunch break.

Vocational and professional qualifications are taught through college based theory and practical lessons with further learning and understanding developed via directed self-study. Assessment consists of internally set coursework and assignments, although some professional and vocational qualifications may require the achievement of externally set assessments.

Students generally progress onto a higher level of Stonemasonry course, move into a job with training (such as an apprenticeship) or move into full time employment.

GCSE grades at 2-1 or equivalent or an Entry Level 3 Diploma in a related subject

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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25th June 2022