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Brickwork (Level 2 Traineeship)

City and Guilds
Trades & Craftfs

Course Overview

Bricklaying is a skill which is in high demand by small and medium sized construction companies and therefore apprenticeship and employment opportunities are good across Northern Ireland. There are a number of different types of ‘brick’ each one differing in what it’s best used for and what it’s made of. That’s before you get to colour and size differences. Using the right brick is integral to creating solid, durable structures. As a Bricklayer you will work within the Construction Industry both on commercial and residential projects. You can work internally / externally on residential and commercial projects. Enrichment activities and personnel development workshops on mental health, road safety and cultural diversity are built into the programme. Our students also have the opportunity to compete in Regional and UK Competitions.
  • Start Date
    2 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Springtown

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: City and Guilds Level 2 Traineeship Brickwork
    Campus: Springtown
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 02/09/2024
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Springtown
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Course Modules

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Principles of Building Construction, Information and Communication
  • Building Solid Walling, Isolated and Attached Piers
  • Interpreting Working Drawings to Set Out Masonry Structures
  • Construct Cavity Walling Forming Masonry Structures
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs (Grades D-G) to include Maths Grade D and English Grade EStudents without Maths and English at Grade D or above will have the opportunity to complete Essential Skills to Level 2.

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grades O5-O8) to include Maths Grade O5 and English Grade O6; Students without Maths and English at Grade O5 or above will have the opportunity to complete Essential Skills to Level 2.

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Attendance at Information Session

Work Placement

Students will be required to attend work experience which will be organised on a weekly basis or in blocks throughout the calendar year.

What's Next?

Further Study

On successful completion it is possible to progress onto full time employment on Apprenticeship NI programme with further options for progression including a Higher National Certificate, Higher National Diploma, NEBOSH, or a degree.

Career Prospects

Skills that are in demand are brickwork repair, pointing, rendering, restoration, conservation, stone cladding. The average Construction salary for Bricklaying jobs is £36,679.

Enquiry

  • Image of Stephen McAteer (Limavady)
    I studied the OCN Level 2 Award in Bakery & Patisserie. My course was delivered in the College's kitchens. There was a sense of community and a warm relaxing atmosphere throughout. If I was to describe my experience in 3 words it would be fun, exciting and therapeutic!
    Stephen McAteer (Limavady)
  • Image of Tonya Webb (Health & Welfare)
    The support I received at College helped prepare me for work in the Healthcare sector. I'm now a fully qualified, registered nurse.
    Tonya Webb (Health & Welfare)
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