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Level 3 Apprenticeship in Brickwork

The course is designed for people employed in the construction industry.

We follow a flexible learning strategy, with the majority of time spent in a practical environment. The course delivery includes: Demonstrations, practical workshops, theory, assignments, learning packs and project work. Students have the opportunity to gain a wide range of practical skills both at College and on building sites in real working conditions.

The apprenticeship includes the following units which have a credit value attached:
• Conforming to general safety in the workplace
• Confirming work activities and resources of an occupational area in the workplace
• Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace
• Confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace
• Erecting masonry structures in the workplace
• Setting out masonry structures in the workplace
• Setting out complex masonry structures in the workplace
• Erecting complex masonry structures in the workplace

There are a further two optional units from which credits may be obtained:
• Placing and finishing non specialist concrete in the workplace
• Repairing and maintaining masonry structures

Entry Requirements

The Apprenticeship is open to those aged 16+ in suitable employment who hold GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade D or above in English and Maths. You will also need to have the interest, enthusiasm and willingness to work hard.

For exams taken 2017 onwards you will need GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above in English and Maths.

What do I need to bring?

Some courses may require additional course materials for further information please, contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01793 498208 or email Apprenticeships@swindon.ac.uk

Assessment/Exam information

All assessment is continuous and in accordance with NVQs, your ability to do the job will be confirmed by:
• Observation of your work
• Material you collect
• Accreditation of prior learning
• Questions asked of you regarding your particular work situation

Other information

• Functional Skills in English (Level 2)
• Functional Skills in Maths (Level 2)
• Employment Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)
• Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)

This course is based at North Star. During the course you will receive expert tuition from highly trained staff.

A qualified Assessor will be allocated to the learner who will provide an induction and plan with him/her assessments in their work place.

A Training Co-ordinator will support you throughout your training, through regular work based review meetings.

As a member of Swindon College apprentices will be able to benefit from the range of services and facilities it has to offer, such as:
• Library and Learning Resource Centre
• Student Enrichment Centre
• The Restaurant
• Sports Therapy Clinic
• Osteopathy Clinic
• Little Stars Nursery
• Counselling
• Beauty Therapy Salon
• Hairdressing Salon

What can I do next?

On completion of this course subsequent training could be the Certificate in Site Supervisory Studies (CIOB).

Qualification description

On successful completion of the course students will be awarded an Apprenticeship covering:
• NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) (QCF)
• Diploma in Bricklaying (QCF)
• Functional Skills in English (Level 2)
• Functional Skills in Maths (Level 2)
• Employment Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)
• Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
34 weeks 01 Aug 2017 31 Jul 2018 Associated fees will be discussed at the time of enquiry APPTRWL3
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Part Time
Times: 09:00 - 17:00
Hours per week: 6.50
Study days: THU

Any extra costs

Some courses may require additional course materials for further information please, contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01793 498208 or email apprenticeships@swindon.ac.uk

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this course, please click on the 'Apply now' button at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, please contact the Apprenticeship Team
Swindon College
North Star Avenue
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN2 1DY

01793 498208
Apprenticeships@swindon.ac.uk
www.swindon.ac.uk