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Brickwork and Plastering – Foundation

Brickwork and Plastering - Foundation

Brickwork Course

City & Guilds Level 2 Foundation in Construction and Building Services Engineering (8042-01)

If you are interested in a “hands on” career in the Brickwork and/or Plastering Construction Industry then this is the programme for you.

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Is this course right for me?

This one year course includes a wide range of content so learners get to know the whole construction industry, not just their own trade.

Every construction learner in Wales wishing to embark on a full-time course in a construction trade will complete this qualification. The six core units are also part of every construction apprenticeship, so if you progress to an apprenticeship after this, you will already have completed a substantial part of the required learning.

  • Four GCSEs at grade D or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/English Literature/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • Essential Skills Qualifications, in Application of Number and Communication, may be an acceptable equivalent to GCSEs
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview
  • Successful completion of current/relevant programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well.

You will learn through a range of tasks within a ‘live’ workshop environment. These tasks will be supplemented with practical demonstrations which are designed to develop your awareness of the need for safe working practices, basic tool skills and accurate measurement. All of these skills are necessary to become a competent craftsperson.

This qualification enables learners to begin to develop their:

  • Understanding of the buildings and structures that constitute the built environment and how they change, and have changed, over time
  • Understanding of the trades, roles and careers in the construction and built environment sector
  • Understanding of the life cycle of buildings and structures in the built environment and the associated principles and processes at each stage
  • Understanding of social, economic and environmental sustainability as appropriate to construction and the built environment
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies in the construction and built environment sector
  • Employability skills and their understanding of how these are relevant to, and important in, the workplace in the construction and built environment sector
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply the principles of working in ways which protect health, safety, well-being and the environment
  • Knowledge, skills and understanding required in planning, performing and evaluating common practical tasks in at least two trades within the construction and built environment sector

Core units to be studied include:

  • Introduction to the Built Environment
  • Introduction to the Trades in the Construction and Built Environment Sector
  • Introduction to the Built Environment Life Cycle
  • Employability in the Construction and Built Environment Sector
  • Protecting Health, Safety and the Environment when working in Construction and the Built Environment Sector
  • Introduction to Emerging Technologies in Construction and the Built Environment Sector

Subject specific units to be studied:

  • Working with Brick, Block and Stone
  • Plastering and Interior Systems

If you do not currently hold qualifications in GCSE Maths and English, you may be required to undertake the following:

  • Essential Communication Skills (ECommS)
  • Essential Application of Number Skills (EAoNS)

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Online examination
  • Completion of a final major project

Following successful completion of this Foundation course, learners will be invited to apply for the Level 2 Progression in Brickwork.

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • Technical drawing equipment - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Brickwork work trousers - £25
  • Brickwork safety boots/shoes - £14/£39
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2023/24
  • There is a annual workshop fee for this course (£20 - £60), payable before you start the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

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What are the entry requirements?

  • Four GCSEs at grade D or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/English Literature/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • Essential Skills Qualifications, in Application of Number and Communication, may be an acceptable equivalent to GCSEs
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview

Current student – what are the entry requirements?

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well

  • Successful completion of current/relevant programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

What will I learn?

You will learn through a range of tasks within a ‘live’ workshop environment. These tasks will be supplemented with practical demonstrations which are designed to develop your awareness of the need for safe working practices, basic tool skills and accurate measurement. All of these skills are necessary to become a competent craftsperson.

This qualification enables learners to begin to develop their:

  • Understanding of the buildings and structures that constitute the built environment and how they change, and have changed, over time
  • Understanding of the trades, roles and careers in the construction and built environment sector
  • Understanding of the life cycle of buildings and structures in the built environment and the associated principles and processes at each stage
  • Understanding of social, economic and environmental sustainability as appropriate to construction and the built environment
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies in the construction and built environment sector
  • Employability skills and their understanding of how these are relevant to, and important in, the workplace in the construction and built environment sector
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply the principles of working in ways which protect health, safety, well-being and the environment
  • Knowledge, skills and understanding required in planning, performing and evaluating common practical tasks in at least two trades within the construction and built environment sector

Core units to be studied include:

  • Introduction to the Built Environment
  • Introduction to the Trades in the Construction and Built Environment Sector
  • Introduction to the Built Environment Life Cycle
  • Employability in the Construction and Built Environment Sector
  • Protecting Health, Safety and the Environment when working in Construction and the Built Environment Sector
  • Introduction to Emerging Technologies in Construction and the Built Environment Sector

Subject specific units to be studied:

  • Working with Brick, Block and Stone
  • Plastering and Interior Systems

If you do not currently hold qualifications in GCSE Maths and English, you may be required to undertake the following:

  • Essential Communication Skills (ECommS)
  • Essential Application of Number Skills (EAoNS)

Can I do this course in Welsh?

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.


How will I be assessed?

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Online examination
  • Completion of a final major project

What can I do next?

Following successful completion of this Foundation course, learners will be invited to apply for the Level 2 Progression in Brickwork.

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.


Do I need to bring/buy any equipment?

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • Technical drawing equipment - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Brickwork work trousers - £25
  • Brickwork safety boots/shoes - £14/£39
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Are there any additional costs?

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2023/24
  • There is a annual workshop fee for this course (£20 - £60), payable before you start the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Disclaimer:
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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