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Overview

Title: Brickwork

Pathway: Construction

Available Study Options:
Apprenticeship, Full Time, Part Time Print

Study Option

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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

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.

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

Entry requirements

Entry Level Courses : 
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). 

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

Full Time ESOL
No formal qualification are required for this course, you will recieve an offer of a place subject to passing an assessment;

Full Time GCSE Re-sit Study Course
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an assessment. 

Full Time Level 1 Course 
English & Maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & Maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3. 

Full Time Level 2 Course 
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths or a vocational qualification Level 1 in the chosen subject, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both English and Maths. 
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.  

Full time Level 3 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including English and Maths) or a vocational qualification Level 2 in the chosen subject,
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 2 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs in some subject areas.  

T Level 
Minimum of 4 GCSE passes but English and Maths GCSE must be Grade 4 or above. 
T levels in Science and Healthcare Science will also require a minimum of a grade 4 in a GCSE Science subject.

 

How to apply

You can apply for this programme via the Apply Now button, at the top.

If this course area is available as an apprenticeship, this will show under 'Study Option' on the right-hand side, just below the Apply Now button. You can view all of our apprenticeship vacanices and subjects by clicking the 'Apprenticeships' in the top menu.

Cost

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 be eligible for funding towards your course fees. It will depend on your personal circumstances and will be discussed at enrolment. You will be asked to bring documentation with you when you are invited to enrol.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will get the course for free.
  • If you have any queries please contact us on 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

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.

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