Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying
General site labourer or entry to an apprenticeship.
The main focus of the level 1 programme is to develop practical tool skills and enhance basic underpinning knowledge of relevant industrial processes and techniques. These will be delivered in a workshop environment for practical sessions and classroom based for theory sessions. Also incorporated into the study programme will be functional skills (maths & English), tutorial, work experience, academic tutorial and relevant trips & guest visits.
A general interest in construction, to be working at entry level 3 for both maths and English. Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.
Our entry requirements are in place to support our students in achieving the qualifications they have chosen to study. Following changes in the assessment and grading of GCSE’s as a result of Covid-19, all new full-time students will be regularly assessed by East Durham College at an early stage in their study programme. This is to ensure that students are enrolled onto courses which suit their abilities – following assessment, there may be occasions when learners are transferred to a relevant course at a higher or lower level in order to ensure they are enrolled onto the right course for them to achieve success.
The qualification consists of three core and five 'trade specific' units, including:
• Health and safety
• Technical information, quantities and communication
• Construction Technology
• Setting out basic masonry structures
• Mix construction materials
• Construct brick, block and cavity walling
The programme is assessed via online exams and practical test pieces for each unit.
1 Year, full time This full time study programme courses may also be available to study on a part-time basis if you are aged 18 or over on 31st August. Please check with Student Services for more details.
Free if you are under the age of 19 on the 31st August 2021
Free if you are under 25 on the 31st August 2021 with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan
Free if you are aged 19-23 on 31st August 2021 and do not already have a full Level 2 qualification – contact us to check your qualifications
Free if you are unemployed and in receipt of eligible benefits – contact us to check if you are eligible
Free if you are employed and your income is less than £17,004
If you do not meet the above criteria and need to pay fees they are:
Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.
*you must have been a legal resident of the UK/EU for the last 3 years
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (13 May 2021 00:15) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually
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Alternatively, if you need assistance with your application or you would like to apply over the phone or using a paper-based application form, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.
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