Brickwork (Foundation Construction Award) - ADULT

In Preston

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Description

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    Course

  • Location

    Preston

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Location

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Preston (Lancashire)
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St Vincent'S Road, PR2 8UR

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To take into account

To be successful on the FCA course (and be eligible to progress to the more advanced ICA) students will complete a portfolio and undertake an external multi-choice on line test. A portfolio of evidence records satisfactory achievement of standards in the following units.

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Course programme



Brickwork (Foundation Construction Award) - ADULT

Course ID:
PC00935

Academy:
Construction

Introduction:
This leaflet attempts to address the following points in relation to Adult Brickwork Courses.

  • Levels (Foundation Construction Award - FCA & Intermediate Construction Award - ICA)
  • overview of requirements for successful completion
  • Modes of attendance (Days and Evenings)
  • Expectations
  • Fees


Study Mode & Location:
Modes of attendance for courses starting in September 2007. Adult Brickwork Students have a choice of attendance patterns.

FCA
  • Two days per week - (is scheduled for Tuesdays and Fridays 9.15am - 4.30pm) - Enrol to PC68597
  • Two evenings per week - (is scheduled for Monday and Wednesday Evenings 5.30pm - 9.00pm) - Enrol to PC00935.


ICA
  • Two evenings per week - (is scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday Evenings 5.30pm - 9.00pm) - Enrol to PC21645


Course Content:

FCA Course
Brickwork student's start with this level 1 (introduction) course and its main function is to enable students to develop bricklaying skills with close attention to detail. The intention being that once individuals have developed this attention to detail by working on practical models, they can easily transfer those skills to other bricklaying occupations or situations.

To be successful on the FCA course (and be eligible to progress to the more advanced ICA) students will complete a portfolio and undertake an external multi-choice on line test. A portfolio of evidence records satisfactory achievement of standards in the following units.

  • Prepare materials for use (bricklaying)
  • Prepare components for use
  • Use components and materials
  • Contribute to providing working platforms
  • Contribute to work relationships
  • Handle and store resources


The on line multi choice assessment is undertaken in the spring and consists of a City and Guilds level 1 brickwork test.

ICA Course
After completion of the FCA most students choose to progress to this level 2 intermediate award where the introductory skills are extended by increasing the level of difficulty. Again the course is based around the production of brickwork models with particular emphasis on â€-paying attention to details'. Again once these skills have been developed they can be transferred to other trowel occupations.

Of particular note for this level 2 ICA course is the relationship to the â€-employer related NVQ level 2'. Further information on this relationship can be found in the leaflet â€-Adult Students Returning to Study in Construction Occupations'

To be successful on the ICA course (and be eligible to use the portfolio as the bases of an NVQ portfolio) students will complete the said portfolio, undertake a timed practical test, undertake a health and safety test and an external multi-choice on line test. A portfolio of evidence records satisfactory achievement of standards in the following units.

  • Brick and block walling
  • Construct walling detail
  • Set out basic buildings
  • Store materials and equipment
  • Work efficiently
  • Erect and dismantle basic working platforms
  • Signalling for the movement of loads


The on line multi choice assessments are undertaken in the spring and consists of a health and safety test (the same as that undertaken by construction workers applying for a CSCS card) and a City and Guilds level 2 brickwork test.

Further details will be given to students regarding this ICA award while undertaking their FCA.

Assessment:
To be successful on the FCA course (and be eligible to progress to the more advanced ICA) students will complete a portfolio and undertake an external multi-choice on line test. A portfolio of evidence records satisfactory achievement of standards in the units.

To be successful on the ICA course (and be eligible to use the portfolio as the bases of an NVQ portfolio) students will complete the said portfolio, undertake a timed practical test, undertake a health and safety test and an external multi-choice on line test. A portfolio of evidence records satisfactory achievement of standards in the units.

Careers & Progression Opportunities:
After completion of the FCA most students choose to progress to this level 2 intermediate award where the introductory skills are extended by increasing the level of difficulty. Again the course is based around the production of brickwork models with particular emphasis on â€-paying attention to details'. Again once these skills have been developed they can be transferred to other trowel occupations.

Additional Costs:
Students will be expected to wear appropriate safety clothing and footwear, specifically safety boots.

How To Apply
You will need to have an informal interview with a Adult Admissions Adviser.
Many courses have limited places so please enquire as soon as possible. Following interview, the earliest you may enrol is mid-June.

Money Matters
Depending upon your circumstances, you may be able to study for FREE or at a reduced price.

Help, Advice & Further Information
If you know of someone who would like to study a course at Preston College but their first language is not English, please contact the Advice Centre on their behalf to discuss the options available.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thur 9am-7.30pm (9am-5pm during College holidays)
Fri 9.30am-4.30pm

The information contained in this leaflet was correct at the time of production. Preston College however, reserves the right to alter or amend the details contained in this leaflet. This course will run subject to sufficient student numbers.

Brickwork (Foundation Construction Award) - ADULT

Price on request