Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Building Trades | Bricklaying City & Guilds Certificate Level 1 | Northbrook MET

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Course Code: FE0260-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Qualification: City & Guilds Certificate in Bricklaying Level 1 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Why this course?

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 bricklayer and prepare you for employment in the industry.

The course is taught by industry-experienced tradespeople in our purpose-built Centre of Excellence for Brickwork and our facilities simulate real work environments, 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. 

Start dates

Start
September 2019 Apply
September 2020 Apply

Please note: Applications for courses starting in September 2020 will be processed in late October 2019.

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 start at Level 1, you should have at least two GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, preferably including English and maths.

If you do not have the required entry grades you may be suited to an Inclusion Pathfinders course.


Entry requirements

Course content

  • Half brick walling
  • Block walling
  • Half brick return corners
  • Cavity walls in brickwork
  • One brick walling
  • Health and safety
  • The construction industry

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

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.

Further study

After Level 1, you can progress to Level 2, either full-time or as an apprentice. 

Future careers:

  • Bricklayer
  • Master bricklayer
  • Team supervisor
  • Self-employed builder
Further study
Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Bricklayer or mason

Typical Tasks:

  • Examines drawings, photographs and specifications to determine job requirements.
  • Marks and cuts stone using hammers, mallet and hand or pneumatic chisels.
  • Spreads mortar on foundations and bricks, and places, levels and aligns bricks in mortar bed.
  • Uses hand and power tools to shape, trim, carve, cut letters in and polish stone.
  • Levels, aligns and embeds stone in mortar and faces brick, concrete or steel frame with stone to make and repair structures.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 2.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,845

AVERAGE £19,754

POTENTIAL £26,696

Desired Skills:
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Writing
  • Science
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