Course Type: Full Time

Level 1 Bricklaying

  • Course Code CON0063
  • Start Date 10th September 2018
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Skills Academy - Construction

This introductory course will help prepare you for work in the construction industry or give you the qualification to progress on to the Level 2 Bricklaying course to develop your knowledge and skills further.


You will learn:

  • Construct Brick Walling
  • Construct Block Walling
  • Construct Cavity Walling
  • Setting out for Basic Masonry Structures
  • Mix Construction Materials


You'll also gain knowledge and understanding of health and safety, construction technologies and communication within the industry. You'll learn through a combination of hands-on practical training and classroom based activities.


Getting the Employment Edge

If you’re looking to work in construction you need to have a minimum level of health, safety and environmental awareness before going on site. Gateshead College will help you become job ready by paying for all of our construction students and apprentices to complete the CITB Health, safety & environment (HS&E) test. We’ll also help you apply for a Construction Skills Certification (CSCS) Card, which is a requirement for all workers and trainees no matter your job role. On many construction sites you won’t be able to enter unless you have passed the HS&E and/or have a valid CSCS card.

Once you’ve passed the HS&E test you’ll be able to gain work experience with local companies to practice the skills you learn at college in the real world. Gaining this experience is ideal for moving onto an apprenticeship or full-time employment.

An interview is required and guidance is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

GCSE grades G-D and demonstrate a keen interest in a construction trade

This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced price course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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