This is a practical course which gives you a great introduction to working in construction together with introducing you to skill of bricklaying. The focus will be on learning different skills needed to work on a construction site, such as measurement techniques, working with hand and power tools, mixing mortar and concrete, learning about different types of building materials, how to work safely at height and health and safety considerations when working in a construction environment.
In bricklaying you will learn different types of brickwork bonds – how to lay bricks to give strength or a specific decorative effect. You might also have the chance to put your new skills into action, with a real craft project. This could be in the local community, or it might be a project you carry out in college - whatever the project, we’ll make sure employers get to see your project and the new skills you’ve got.
No formal entry requirements. Entry subject to interview.
Progression on to a range of relevant courses at SCQF Level 5; employment or an apprenticeship.