Building Trades | Bricklaying City & Guilds Certificate Level 2 | Northbrook MET

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Course Code: FE0265-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Bricklaying Level 2 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Why this course?

Brickwork

Bricklayers are currently in high demand and are well paid. This fun and exciting course will give you the skills and knowledge you will need to start your career as a professional bricklayer.

The aim of this course is to take the experience from Level 1 and apply it to more challenging tasks culminating in practical assignments which have to build to industry standards. 

Based in our newly refurbished workshops, our industry-experienced teachers will give you the confidence to work as part of a team and also to work on your own and solve problems.

Students have the opportunity to enter competitions and there have been several MET student winners at the Guild of Master Bricklayers Regional Final.

Start dates

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Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.


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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.


19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!


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Entry requirements

To study on this course you will need to have successfully completed the Bricklaying Level 1 course (City & Guilds Certificate in Construction Skills (Bricklaying) Level 1).

Entry requirements

Course content

Practical units include:

  • Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures
  • Producing thin joint masonry and masonry cladding
  • Building solid walling, isolated and attached piers
  • Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures

Theory units include:

  • Principles of Building Construction, Information and Communication
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Building Construction, Information and Communication
  • Organizing, Planning and Pricing Construction Work

GCSEs in English and maths are part of the core programme of study. Students who have not achieved a 9-5 grade in English and maths will be required to study the appropriate level as part of their main qualification. 

Why this course at the MET?

  • Students regularly win top prizes from the Guild of Bricklayers
  • Highly experienced and qualified staff
  • State-of-the-art IT facilities make theory learning interactive and fun

This course is run from our purpose-built construction and engineering centre at Northbrook MET's Broadwater Campus. The industry-standard facilities simulate a real working environment, with workshops designed to provide a learning experience that will prepare you for employment.

You will work alongside students studying other construction and engineering trades and benefit from this unique learning environment. 

Broadwater Campus has excellent facilities, including our coffee shop (serving Starbucks beverages), canteen (hot and cold food and drink), Learning Resource Centre (Library) and access to research and IT facilities. Classrooms are equipped with projectors and screens to enhance your learning.

Facilities

This course is run from our purpose-built construction and engineering centre at Northbrook MET's Broadwater Campus. The industry-standard facilities simulate a real working environment, with workshops designed to provide a learning experience that will prepare you for employment.

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Assessment

Practical assignments have been developed for each individual unit, which gives you the flexibility to assess learners in the manner which best suits you. 

The knowledge assessment is designed to be taken on a computer using the Cskills Awards online testing platform - however paper testing is also available. The tests are externally set and marked multiple choice tests where students can choose one of four possible answers. The tests cover the learning outcomes for each unit and measures that they have been met. Testing can be by single unit or by several units at a time.

Assessment

Further study and future careers

Further study

You can progress to a Level 3 bricklaying qualification, either full-time or as an apprentice. 

Future careers

  • Bricklayer
  • Master bricklayer
  • Team supervisor
  • Self-employed builder
Further study and future careers
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