About the course
Achieving specialised skills in brickwork can set you up with a career for life and a progression onto higher levels of learning. Our apprenticeships with local businesses will allow you to focus on the skills required to become a competent brickwork apprentice. You will be employed by a company and attend Themis at Burnley College one day per week*. You will be taught in our state-of-the-art, industry standard workshops equipped with an extensive range of tools and equipment to enable successful completion of your qualification. Our construction trainers have extensive up-to-date knowledge and industrial experience. Well-established links with employers ensure that our apprentices are kept up-to-date with the latest developments and career opportunities within the industry. Topics covered include: Placing and finishing non- specialist concrete in the workplace Thin joint masonry and masonry cladding Building solid walling, isolated and attached piers Repairing and maintaining masonry structures Employment rights and responsibilities
Type of LearningApprenticeship
Study ModeFull Time
Awarded ByCity & Guilds
A minimum of two GCSEs at Grade 5 or above. Applicants must be hardworking, reliable and motivated. As part of the interview process, Apprentices will undertake a BKSB assessment in English, Mathematics and ICT. You may also need to sit the Construction Skills Structured Learning Exercise if your employer requests it. Applicants who do not meet the exact entry requirements but hold relevant industry experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants who do not meet the exact entry requirements may also be considered.
Knowledge learning outcomes will be assessed via an on-screen assessment which is externally set and marked by the awarding organisation supported by several theoretical assessments. You will also complete a range of practical assessments within Themis at Burnley College. Performance learning outcomes will require auditable evidence of competent performance from the workplace which demonstrates your ability against set assessment criteria, completing a NVQ portfolio of evidence.
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course you may progress to an Advanced (Level 3) course or to an Apprenticeship in a trade related area. When you have completed your further studies other courses that are available include HNC/D in Construction and Foundation Degrees. Careers that this course may lead to include self-employed bricklayer, or study professional qualifications that could lead to becoming a site-supervisor, or could lead to a career in construction management.
Apprenticeships are an increasingly attractive option for employers of all sizes wanting to bring new talent into their business. An Apprentice can be a solution for your business if you want to: • Develop new talent to meet your needs • Free up existing staff to take on more responsibility • Give your team new skills and energy • Give a young person a career opportunity. • Develop a wider range of business opportunities.