16-18 Year Olds


This course is aimed at providing you with the skills to enable you to build, repair and maintain the country’s housing stock.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have achieved 2 GCSEs at grades 2-1 or equivalent, and English and Maths grades 1-3 or prior achievement at entry level 3, or experience would be considered.

On receipt of your application to study this course you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further.


During this course will cover the following units:

• Safe working practices in construction
• Information, quantities and communicating with others
• Building methods and construction technology
• Carry out basic brick and block laying
• Carry out basic cavity wall construction
• Set out and build basic masonry structures up to damp course level

Alongside your main programme of study you will also study either GCSE or Functional Skills in English and Maths if you have not achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above. If you have achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths, you will engage in extending these skills through a Directed Study Programme.


You will be assessed through a combination of practical evidence, course work and online exam.

GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications are assessed through external examination and portfolio work.

Awarding body

City and Guilds


On successful achievement of this course you may wish to:

• Apply to study the Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork qualification
• Apply for an Apprenticeship in the construction industry.

Additional information

Additional help and support is available should you require it and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.

Duration and Times

Start date: 04/09/2023

End date: 28/06/2024

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Days of week: TBA

Number of Weeks: 35

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