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 cover the following practical areas:
- Construct Brick Walling
- Construct Block Walling
- Construct Cavity Walling
- Setting out for Basic Masonry Structures
- Mix Construction Materials
You'll learn through a combination of hands-on practical training and classroom based activities. You'll also gain knowledge and understanding of health and safety, construction technologies and communication within the industry.
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.