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Bricklaying Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


Become an essential part of the construction industry. Bricklayers are responsible for setting out buildings using blocks, bricks and mortar in accordance with approved construction plans. Bricklayers also build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative work such as archways. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. This is an ideal one-year introduction to learning more about trowel trades in the construction industry, ideal if you have no prior knowledge or understanding of the trade. To work on a construction site you need to have a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) card, which covers essential health and safety, however if you wish to earn more than a labourer, gaining a technical skills qualification will provide you with a great start to a career. You can train full-time with us for up to three years with the option to move in to an apprenticeship at any time. We also offer a Level 1 qualification to get you started if you do not meet these entry requirements. You can expect to work with time served industry specialists to hone your skill in bricklaying in our dedicated facilities. You will have your chance to show off your skill through a number of small assessments to gain your overall qualification.

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Bricklaying Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Could not see yourself in an office? Enjoy working outside? This could be the course for you. This course is a great start or to advance your career as a bricklayer. The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about practical learning – you’ll be spending a lot of time in our workshop, learning by doing as you work on a range of materials and tools. This will support your in advancing you knowledge and your employability As a Level 2 course, this diploma is all about advancing your knowledge to the bricklaying industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced and professional bricklayers, who are there to give you the very best start to your career. We do everything in our workshop: from brick to block work, line work, piers, corners, one brick thick walls, cavity walls, arches, render and finish plastering and much more! As you more up course levels these units will get more complicated as you progress through the course. L2 will give you knowledge of industry standards Please watch the video on how to roll and lay mortar The average?Bricklayer?salary in United Kingdom is £39,098 per year or £20.05 per hour. Entry level positions start at £23,414 per year while most experienced workers make up to £52,000 per year. Our workshop features industry-standard equipment and kit, exactly like a working site. We also have a strong partnership with the local businesses, so while you’re on this course push yourself you stand a great chance of getting an apprenticeship. Employers will ask us for feedback from The Cornwall College Group. Want to push yourself and try to find employment this is the best place to start.

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Bricklaying apprenticeship Level 2

Level 2 • Work-based • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


Could not see yourself in an office? Enjoy working outside? This could be the course for you. This course is a great start your career as a bricklayer. The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about practical learning – you’ll be spending a lot of time in our workshop, learning by doing as you work on a range of materials and tools. Which will be supported by theory lessons to underpin your knowledge. A Level 2 apprenticeship course, this is all about advancing your knowledge in the bricklaying industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced and professional bricklayers, who are there to give you the very best start to your career. We do everything in our workshop: from brick to block work, line work, piers, corners, one brick thick walls, cavity walls, arches and much more. We work very closely with employers to make sure you will have the right skills and knowledge to support local needs and keep you working! Please watch the video on how to roll and lay mortar The average?Bricklayer?salary in United Kingdom is £39,098 per year or £20.05 per hour. Entry level positions start at £23,414 per year while most experienced workers make up to £52,000 per year. Our workshop features industry-standard equipment and kit, exactly like a working site. We also have a strong partnership with the local businesses, so you will be learning what the market needs. We work closely with your employer to support you in your travel to be a great tradesperson.

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Construction Multi-Skills Level 1

Level 1 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell


If you’re not sure of what you want to do but think it might be in construction, then this is the starter course for you. The course has been designed to give you time to try three different trade areas, Carpentry, Bricklaying and Plumbing. You will also develop your confidence, team skills, maths, communication, Health & Safety and employability skills. We will also revisit British values, Equality & Diversity, and Prevent. Extra-curricular activities will be organised to ensure we have fun along the way. In carpentry you will learn how to handle tools safely and construct Halving joints, Housing joints and framing joints. In bricklaying you will learn how to set out for brick and block walls, tiling, and concreting In plumbing you will learn how to bend and join copper pipe, plastic pipe and steal pipe using a variety of jointing methods. Your course will be supported by Math and English to ensure you are not only employable but meet the criteria to embark on your next course. You will also engage with a work experience programme to show you are ready for the workplace or identify any training required to ensure you understand the requirements of the workplace. You will develop your use and knowledge of a variety of tools and how to maintain them. Your time keeping and work ethic will be monitored from day one and should you need additional support this will be provided. This Level 1 course is all about introducing you to the construction industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced trade professionals and instructors, who are there to give you the very best start to your career.

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Construction Multi-Skills Level 1

Entry Level • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


Love being outside? Enjoy working with your hands? Or you just not sure what path to take in construction? This is the course for you! This will be a great first step into construction. This course is heavily practical based which gives you a great chance to learn a massive range of hand skills which will support you when you move in to the trade area of your choosing. There will be theory lessons to support your practical knowledge as well as working on your Employability skills. The subjects you will have a chance to learn: Bricklaying (brick and block) Plastering (rendering and floating) Wood trades (wood joints) Tilling (walls and floor) Plumbing Painting Through these subjects you will learn how to us correct and safe methods with tools and equipment. Our workshops are set up to deliver all aspect of the course with great space to push yourself and your knowledge. Our teachers and technician have a great wealth knowledge to pass on to you and will push you to find your passion for the trades. Through this course you will have a chance to learn more about yourself and where your interest is.

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Craft Masonry Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This very specialist one-year diploma is essential if you want to work in building construction in the Southwest. You will study how to interpret working drawings, setting out masonry structures, building solid and cavity walls to form craft masonry structures, producing internal and external finishes, installing pitched roof systems. Craft masonry is similar to bricklaying, but also provides more comprehensive training in plastering and roofing and working with a broader range of materials. A craft masonry qualification offers much more specialist skills that are relevant to the materials used in the region and such a qualification will make you stand out from the crowd. To work on a construction site you need to have a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) card, which covers essential health and safety, however if you wish to earn more than a labourer, gaining a technical skills qualification will provide you with a great start to a career. You can train full-time with us for up to three years with the option to move in to an apprenticeship at any time. We also offer a Level 1 qualification to get you started if you do not meet these entry requirements.

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Land-Based Studies (Countryside Conservation and Horticulture)

Level 1 • Full-time • Bicton College


This sector is all about sustaining, protecting and conserving the natural environment. So if you love the countryside, are passionate about its protection and conservation, and the livelihoods that rely on its existence, then this is the career for you. If you would love a career working outdoors then this course is ideal for you. Throughout your studies you will learn the skills and knowledge needed to manage land and wildlife and have the opportunity to go on field trips and work with numerous organisations such as the National Trust, Forestry England, Dartmoor National Park, RSPB and the Pebblebed Conservation Trust. With access to our beautiful farms and estates this course focuses on practical skills development, ensuring you are work ready when you finish your studies. Bicton College is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty and the grounds include an 8 acre wet woodland, numerous freshwater habitats, grassland, woodland, farmland and is home to many species including Dormice, Otters, Beavers, Barn Owls, Roe Deer, Grass Snakes, Common Lizards and Greater Horseshoe Bats.

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