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Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

Part Time Brickwork - Trowel Occupations NVQ Level 2

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
In Brighton ()

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Typology NVQ
Duration 2 Years
  • NVQ
  • Duration:
    2 Years
Description

This course is designed to get you qualified to NVQ Level 2 standards. It builds on the experience and knowledge you have gained on site. The work you carry out each day at work will be used to assess you against the national standards for this award. The NVQ 2 is the industry recognised qualification that is valued by employers and is the minimum you will need to work as a bricklayer on site.

Important information

Government funding available

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· Requirements

Candidates will find it essential to have a sound knowledge of mathematics and ability in drawing skills and written communication. Organisational skills will become essential, candidates must show a real commitment to the subject area. You will need 3 GCSEs at grade D or equivalent including Maths and English

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What you'll learn on the course

Brickwork

Course programme


Brickwork - Trowel Occupations NVQ Level 2 (Sept '09)

This course information relates to courses starting in September 2009.

Course code: B00421MA (Yr 1) / B00422MA (Yr2)

Course category: Part-time

End Qualification: NVQ level 2

Starting and ending month: September to July

Starting year: 2009

Days of the week: TBC

Course duration: 2 years

Time of day: TBC

Formal assessment: Formal assessment required

Course location: Wilson Avenue

Course aims:
This course is designed to get you qualified to NVQ Level 2 standards. It builds on the experience and knowledge you have gained on site. The work you carry out each day at work will be used to assess you against the national standards for this award.
The NVQ 2 is the industry recognised qualification that is valued by employers and is the minimum you will need to work as a bricklayer on site.
The Health and Safety test that you will sit as part of this qualification is required to get you the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card that employers now require all construction workers to have on site.
By the end of this course you will feel confident and skilled in the principles of general work safety, erecting masonry structures, laying domestic drainage, finishing concrete, plastering and maintaining slate and tile roofing.
You may wish to apply for a wide range of jobs in the construction industry, or further your skills

Course content:
On this course you will:
  • CONFORM TO GENERAL WORKPLACE SAFETY
  • CONFORM TO EFFICIENT WORK PRACTICES
  • MOVE AND HANDLE RESOURCES
  • ERECT MASONRY STRUCTURES
  • SET OUT MASONRY STRUCTURES

Plus one optional unit from:
  • ERECT MASONRY CLADDING
  • LAY DOMESTIC DRAINAGE
  • ERECT THIN JOINT MASONRY STRUCTURES
  • PLACE AND FINISH NON-SPECIALIST CONCRETE
  • PLASTER AND RENDER SURFACES
  • MAINTAIN SLATE AND TILE ROOFING


Facilities for students:
Students will be based at our City College East campus, where we have extensive and excellent facilities for practical and theory work.
These include: full-size, all-weather and grass, football pitches, indoor
sportshall, gym and dance studio.
For talented sportspeople we have a number of College teams that compete against other local and national colleges.

Tutors:
The Bricklaying department is staffed by experienced and enthusiastic tutors who have many years experience on site as bricklayers, as well as teaching experience. This will enable students to receive excellent training that will help them in their search for employment. All staff are experienced A1 vocational NVQ assessors.

Assessment: This qualification is assessed by you generating work based evidence which your assessor will judge in college. A site based visit may also be arranged.
There are mandatory knowledge and understanding questions to be completed.
A pass in the CAA Health & Safety test is also a requirement of this award.

Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Entry Requirements:
Candidates will find it essential to have a sound knowledge of mathematics and ability in drawing skills and written communication.
Organisational skills will become essential, candidates must show a real commitment to the subject area.
You will need 3 GCSEs at grade D or equivalent including Maths and English

Interview for entry: Interview required

Pre-entry preparation:
Some background knowledge of the skills and techniques used in the industry would help and students may find it useful to do some background reading using some of the trade journals and press reviews of the industry.
Basic skills in communication and the use of the internet would also be an asset as research forms much of the underpinning knowledge.
Watching construction based programmes and discussion groups would also help in preparing you with the terminology and phrases used in the industry

Progression and links:
Students may progress to the Level 3 NVQ in Trowel Occupations.
Alternatively, the NVQ L2 Trowel Occupations will allow you to gain work as a qualified bricklayer in the construction industry.

Work experience opportunities:
It is a requirement of this qualification that you are employed in the construction industry in a bricklaying capacity.

Qualification in Context and Future Opportunities: National Vocational Qualifications are the modern qualification of competence and work in the Construction Industry. As a trades person, Level II will enable you to carry out bricklaying and associated work with competence.

Academic Centre:
Centre for Construction

Costs of your Course:
There are five parts to the cost of your course:
  • Tuition Fees
  • College registration
  • Awarding Body registration
  • Resource Fee
  • Exam / Assessment Fees
Tuition fees

How much will the Tuition Fees cost?

Below are the fees for 09/10.

Home/EU students tuition fees (per year) : 600.00

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2009 you do not have to pay Tuition Fees, the College Registration, Awarding Body Registration or Exam/Assessment Fees. However, you will have to pay any Resource Fees. Under 19s entering Higher Education will have to pay full costs.
Once you know your tuition fee, please look at the 'Additional Costs'. This will tell you all the extra costs you will have to pay in order to begin or complete your course.
Additional costsPayment dueTotal
Supplementary Resource Fee 175.00
Exam Fees 270.00 (Yr1)
College Registration 26.00


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