Brickwork Trowel Trades Level 1 Programme

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Gain an understanding of the construction sector with the Level 1 Brickwork Trowel Trades Level 1 Diploma.

The Brickwork Trowel Trades Level 1 Programme is the perfect foundation for developing to a career in construction.

This course gives you a broad understanding of bricklaying and lets you start to practise bricklaying skills such as measuring, estimating, drawing out plans, and laying bricks and blocks to build large brickwork structures. 

You learn about design, construction, valuation and use and different job roles such as craft and operative technician. You also cover the impact of the built environment on society, business and the environment. 


What I'll learn

Areas covered include:

  • health and safety in construction
  • basic tool skills
  • setting out
  • handling and storing materials
  • knowledge of building methods in construction
  • knowledge of communication in the building industry
  • knowledge of setting out a building structure
  • knowledge of basic brick and bricklaying.
  • theory of subject

On the course you will learn about all aspects of building and construction. You will be taught how to lay bricks and blocks, measure, estimate quantities, draw to scale and develop your communication skills.


How I'll learn

Learning is through practical workshop skills and activities, and you learn base theory in the classroom.

Teaching is delivered by fully experienced and qualified staff whose approach will be to demonstrate skills, explain the theory and guide you to copy learn and ask questions. Some tasks are carried out independently and some are team-based projects

You develop and build on practical skills and knowledge through a range of units. Functional skills will also form part of the course.

Our online learning platform means you can view further information on the units and links to interactive activities when you are outside class. 


How I'll be assessed

On the Brickwork Trowel Trades Level 1 Diploma you are assessed on practical activities and job knowledge. For each unit there is a timed written end test and at the end of the year you will have a summary practical test and an online knowledge test. 


Entry Requirements

Applicants for a Level 1 programme will normally have:

  • a strong interest in their chosen programme of study
  • the commitment to work towards improving English and Maths as part of the programme
  • the ability to discuss past experiences of education and future ambitions in an interview

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.

As part of the course you will need to demonstrate specific literacy, numeracy and ICT skills alongside your main subject studies. These functional skills will help with your coursework and develop personal skills for life and work.


How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.