Brickwork - Oldham College

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What will I study?

Brickwork Level 1,2 & 3 : City & Guilds diploma Full Time.

Each level has a theory and a practical element to them and the units covered include Health and Safety, Principles of building, Producing thin joint masonry, Building solid walls, Constructing cavity walling and interpreting drawings. All theory and  practical tasks are delivered by our experienced team of staff.

You may also study Maths and English during your course.

The course will run over 3 or 4 days totalling around 15 hours per week.

We also aim to provide you with at least 35 hours of work experience

Multi-Trade Construction - Level 1

This course is designed to provide an opportunity to study the different elements of construction if you are not certain which pathway you want to

What will I study? (Apprenticeship)

Oldham College offer the Intermediate Level 2 and Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations.

At Level 2 you will attend college 1 day a week for 2 years and be taught by highly qualified dedicated vocational staff in our specialist facilities. At Level 3 you will attend college 1 day a week for approximately 13 months.

The qualification is a mix of practical hands on work, interactive theory classroom activities and on site evidence. Learners will study basic hand skills to be able to interpret working drawings, build solid walling, isolated walling and attached piers they will also be taught health and safety. Entry requirement is Grade E/Level 3 or above in English and Maths. You will complete Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 1 and or Level 2 depending on your GCSE's.

How will I be assessed?

Each of the listed units generate an end exam which will be undertaken in our examination suite. There are 2 on line exams which are Health and Safety and Principles of building, all the others are paper based and all exams are multiple choice.

Assessments are carried out throughout the year in both practical and theory to enable you to reach and exceed your full potential.

How will I be assessed (Apprenticeship)?

You will be taught by specialists in our up to date training facilities and supported and observed in the workplace by qualified assessors with a wealth of expertise in the industry.

You will attend college 1 day per week to learn the knowledge required to do your job and develop your skills. There are a number of exams at both Level 2 and Level 3.

The NVQ Diploma is achieved through the creation of a site diary including workshop evidence and supported by on-site assessments.

What will this lead to?

You will have opportunities to progress to each level providing you have successfully completed the previous level, so from Level 1 you can progress up to level 3 in your third year.

Once you have completed your diplomas and whilst you are still studying,  you will be able to look at progressing into an apprenticeship where you will then have the opportunity to gain an NVQ in brickwork.

Completion of a level 3 Diploma and NVQ can open up opportunities to progress into Professional Construction studies such as HNC where you can move up the ladder into site management and other professional roles within the industry

What will this lead to (Apprenticeship)?

On completion of the Level 2 you will receive an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations made up of the Level 2 Diploma and the Level 2 NVQ Diploma and could progress onto the level 3 programme.

Completion at Level 3 will give you an Advanced Apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations and you could progress onto and HNC a Level 4 or a Higher National Diploma at Level 5.

Bricklaying and craft masonry have a wide range of opportunities that apprentices can be involved with in a structured career path, such as new builds and refurbishments.

Entry requirements

Entry Level Programme: Skills for Life & Work

No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.

These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND).

Entry Level Programme: Skills & Employability

English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3

 

GCSE Re-sit Study Programme

You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & maths assessment.

 

Vocational Level 1 Programme

English & maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.

 

Vocational Level 2 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both maths and English. English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.

 

Vocational Level 3 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including maths and English) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English

How to apply

You can apply for all our courses by choosing the Apply Now button, which appears once you have chosen the area you are interested in.

You can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies or register your interest in an Apprenticeship sector as follows -

To register your interest - http://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeships/

To apply for a vacancy - http://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/

 

 

 

Cost

Full Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.

  • If you're aged 19 or over, you may need to pay tuition fees and exam fees, but many students will be eligible for discounts on these.
  • If you're 19 to 23 and do not already hold a full Level 2 (five or more GCSEs at Grade A* to C/1-4; NVQ Level 2 or equivalent) or full Level 3 (an Access to Higher Education Course, BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, NVQ Level 3, or two or more A Levels or equivalent) qualification you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees if you undertake a full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualifications.    
  • If you are 19 and over, undertaking an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course you may be exempt from paying tuition and exam fees if you receive an active benefit (e.g. Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance) and are seeking work.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study GCSE Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees.
  • Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Part Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits.

Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Cost (Apprenticeship)

Contribution Rules          

  • 16-18 Where the employer has under 50 employees and they are not a levy paying employer the learner is fully funded by the government, this rule also applies to 19-24 year old who are Care Leavers or in possession of an Educational Healthcare Plan
  • 16-18 Where the employer has 50 or more employees and they are not a levy payer there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 16-18 Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme
  • 19+ All employers that are not a levy payers there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 19+ Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme

Incentives

  • 16-18 The employer will receive £1,000 incentive, 50% at 90 days following enrolment and 50% at 365 days following enrolment assuming the student is still employed and active on the Apprenticeship. The employer will need to invoice the college for this at that time and confirm their eligibility to make the claims at that point. This applies to Apprenticeship Frameworks only and not new Standards.
  • 19-24 Where an employer has an Apprentice under the age of 25 where their earnings are below £43,000 per year the employer does not have to pay National Insurance Contributions (NIC's). Correct at the time of publication, check the HMRC section on gov.uk website

What happens next?

It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.

Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.

This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.

 

Overview

Title: Brickwork

Faculty: Construction

Attendance Options: Apprenticeship, Full Time, Part Time, Traineeship

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