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Level 1 Award in Carpentry and Brickwork | Brooklands College

Level 1 Award in Carpentry and Bricklaying

Practical application of construction skills to prepare you for work in the Construction industry.

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  • Subject Area: Construction - Bricklaying / Construction - Carpentry
  • Mode: Full Time
  • Campus: Weybridge
  • About this course

    This course is primarily about preparing you for working in the construction sector through practical application of construction skills and the methods of work. You will gain confidence in using maths and literacy along with developmental work in preparing to apply for work in this sector.  On successful completion of this you will then progress onto the L1 diploma in bricklaying or carpentry.  This course helps to introduce you to working safely and helps you gain confidence in both bricklaying and carpentry skills.  You will work to recognised industrial standards and will gain the underpinning knowledge and skills to prepare you for a career in the industry.  The college has close links to construction companies and training exercises and conditions on the course are similar to those experienced on site. 


    Where will I be studying?

    Construction is a booming industry and is forecast to continue with this trend. Therefore over the Summer of 2018, we have invested in our Construction buildings, to improve the space and work conditions for our students.

    The additional workshop space created allows both carpentry and bricklaying groups to have the very best teaching and learning experience on their chosen course.

    Course Details

    What modules are covered?

    You will study and be assessed in the subjects below:

    • Health and safety in construction trades
    • Preparing to carry out multi-craft construction activities
    • Trying out multi-craft construction skills
    • Thinking about next steps in construction trades
    • Cut, lay and fix construction components
    • Fix construction components
    • Handle and store construction materials and components
    • Mix construction materials
    • Set out for construction components

    Who is the course suitable for?

    The course is for 16-19 year olds who wish to gain valuable skills in brickwork and carpentry who wish to progress on a path trade specialisation. 

    How is the course assessed?

    The learner’s development and achievements are assessed through practical assessments, in-course assessments and end of unit tests

    Are there any extra costs?

    Materials and equipment for the course are provided however, you will be expected to purchase protective footwear and overalls, as well as stationary, a recommended basic tool kit and a textbook.  Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.

    Entry Requirements

    What qualifications will I need?

    Evidence of studying at GCSE grade 4/or working at Entry Level 3 literacy and numeracy.


    Next Steps

    Students generally progress onto the Level 1 Diploma in a specialised trade area in either brickwork or carpentry.  Many students also choose to progress to a Level 2 Diploma to develop their skills, however direct entry to employment or an apprenticeship are also career paths. 

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    Unsure which route to take when entering college, Tyler Pearce quickly developed a passion for Bricklaying, enjoying the challenging aspects of the course and support from his tutors. Now a full-time bricklayer, collecting multiple bricklaying awards,  Read more

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