At Level 1 you will gain
an insight into the art of laying bricks, with enrichment activities to simulate working on a construction site.
This will enable you to progress to more challenging tasks at Level 2, culminating in practical assignments
which have to be built to industry standards.
Practical units include:
- Carrying out Blocklaying Activities
- Carrying out Bricklaying Activities
- Carrying out Cavity Walling Activities
- Contribute to Setting Out and Building of Masonry Structures up to Damp Proof Course.
Theory Units include:
- Principles of Building Construction, Information and Communication
- Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
English and Maths are part of the core programme of study. Students who have not achieved grades GCSE A*-C or 9-4 in English and Maths will be required to study the appropriate level as part of their main qualification. More information
Practical assignments have been developed for each individual unit, which gives you the flexibility to assess learners in the manner which best suits you. This gives you the option to sign learners off on a unit-by-unit basis to aid with retention and recognise every learner’s achievements.
The knowledge assessment is designed to be taken on a computer using the Cskills Awards online testing platform. However paper testing is also available. The tests are externally set and marked multiple choice tests where learners can choose one of four possible answers. The tests cover the learning outcomes for each unit and measures that they have been met.
After 1 year at Level 1
you can achieve a Level 1 Diploma in Trowel Occupations
This means you can apply for Level 2 or seek employment or apprenticeship.