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Brickwork Diploma Level 1
September 2023 start

Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

  • Overview of the course

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    This course will enable you to gain basic skills in bricklaying and enable you to enter the next level qualification, at which point your employability will be significantly increased.

    The construction industry offers plenty of scope for working on a range of different projects, both at home and abroad, with the chance of one day becoming your own boss.

    You will be taught by industry-experienced tutors in workshops that reflect the workplace. You will also have the opportunity to compete in national skills competitions, such as SkillBuild.

    Engaging with employers is also an integral part of this programme – we’ll seek to ensure that you have opportunities to gain real-world experience of your chosen sector.
  • What you'll learn

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    Topics on your Study Programme will include:

    • Setting Out for Basic Masonry Structures
    • Construct Block, Brick & Cavity Walling
    • Mixing Construction Materials
    • Health, Safety and Welfare in the Construction and Associated Industries
    • Knowledge of Technical Information, Quantities and Communication with Others
  • Entry requirements

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    GCSE Level 2 or above in both English and maths.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will be assessed through practical assessments, written tests and online tests.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to construction@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Future opportunities

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    After you have completed the course, you’ll have the opportunity to progress to further study at College. Following this, you may decide to move on to employment, university, or explore the possibility of doing a Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4).

    Following further study you could work as a:

    • Bricklayer, earning up to £40,000 per year
    • Construction Labourer, earning up to £29,000 per year
    • Stonemason, earning up to £35,000
  • Enrichment

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    Sitting a job interview, writing a personal statement, applying for university - taking part in our enrichment programme will give you a CV to wow in all of these situations! You’ll benefit from departmental and cross-college enrichment with:
    • Inspiring trips and experiences
    • Meetings with industry experts
    • Visits to leading companies in your sector

    As well as giving you essential professional and technical skills, you’ll demonstrate that you’re a successful and well-rounded person, helping you to make a lasting impression.

    We want you to have fun, so we also have plenty of leisure and sporting activities for you to enjoy, improving your health and wellbeing
  • Preparing for your career

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    You'll have your own Learning Development Mentor (LDM) and Work Placement Officer, helping you create both academic and career plans.

    Thanks to our partnership with the University of Bolton, you'll also benefit from everything the University has to offer, with a range of opportunities to build additional skills and experiences, giving you everything you need to become a FUTURE SUCCESS in whichever field you choose!

    Exposure to employers is also an integral part of this programme – we'll seek to ensure that you have opportunities to gain real-word experience of your sector, either on short work experience or an extended Industry placement.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.

    We’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    Our £75 million campus offers a refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a lecture theatre; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen.

    You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations
  • How to apply?

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    Click the yellow ‘Apply’ button on this page.

    You’ll be asked to set up a Learner Hub account so that you can track your application and enrol online. You’ll also be asked to book your interview for your course at the same time.

    If you have any difficulties setting up your Learner Hub account, please email learner.hub@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Open Events

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    Open Events are the best way to discover what life as a Bolton College student is like, giving you an insight into College life.

    Open Events at our Deane Road Campus are as follows:
    • Tuesday 17th October 2023, 5pm-8pm
    • Wednesday 15th November 2023, 5pm-8pm
    • Thursday 14th December 2023, 5pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 6th February 2024, 5pm-8pm

    If you’d like to attend one of these events, register by visiting here
  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
  • Start Date:

    04/09/2023

  • End Date:

    28/06/2024

  • Time:

    09:00 - 16:30
    10.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    BK110-YP11