Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Foundation
1 September 2019TBCMike Sexton

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

WHAT WILL THE INTERVIEW INVOLVE?

The interview process will involve da Maths and English assessment along with an informal discussion with one of the team members, the whole process should take no longer than three hours.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

The qualifications are aimed at people wishing to learn some skills in bricklaying, to progress on to becoming skilled in their chosen trade, or to progress through an apprenticeship and work towards becoming a master craftsman.

Another important feature of the Diploma’s is that it provides a progression route towards achieving a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at level 2. Units within a Diploma route relate to the units within the relevant construction NVQ. NVQ in Trowel Occupations Level 2 is for either new entrants to the industry or mature applicants working within the construction industry wishing to become trade qualified. An NVQ requires a candidate to be working in the industry to provide evidence to support its achievement.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Level 1 allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Bricklaying.

It covers the following skills

  • Carry out Bricklaying activities
  • Carry out Cavity walling activities
  • Contribute to setting out and building masonry structures up to damp proof course

Knowledge will then be assessed by means of two online exams:

  • Level 1 Principles of Building Construction, information & communication
  • Level 2 Health, safety and welfare in construction

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

As part of this course you will attend 1 lesson per week in one of the following subjects;

  • English
  • Maths

These classes will be with subject specialists and delivered at a level to suit you.

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

The College can offer a variety of additional qualifications and activities beyond the core course requirements. All students are invited to complete additional qualifications.

HOW WILL I LEARN?

Typically attendance will be required for 3 days. The qualification for this course will be a Brickwork Diploma Award.

To gain the award candidates have to be successful in all units and the phase test but each unit they achieve will be recorded. They must also pass a separate knowledge test.

The course is structured and delivered by continuous assessment but includes phase testing of practical ability and knowledge areas in each unit It will be your responsibility to update your record book which will show evidence of your experience and achievements.

WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO?

  • Apply problem solving techniques in the areas of competence covered
  • Understand the principles of construction in each unit
  • Develop practical skills as required by the industry

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Essential Materials, Books and Equipment needed

You will be expected to provide yourself with:

  • Safety footwear incorporating steel toecaps (£30 approx.)
  • Bib and brace / overalls as protective clothing ( two pairs ) (£25 approx.)
  • Tape Measure ( 5 metre minimum length) (£8 approx.)
  • An approved set of Drawing Equipment (£35 approx.)
  • Calculator, Writing Materials, A4 Lever Arch Files, Paper (£15 approx.)
  • Recommended Books (£24 approx.)
  • Health and Safety Test New Registrations (£35 approx. included in exam fee)

PLEASE NOTE THESE FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

It is expected that all students will enter for the examination.

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Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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