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T Level Onsite Construction: Bricklaying

Subject Area

Construction & Construction Trades

Student Type

Students aged 16-18

Study Mode

Full Time

Course Type

T Level

What is the course about?

This exciting T Level Onsite Construction is equivalent to 3 A Levels and suitable for anyone wanting a career in construction, specifically in the brickwork trade.

Learning in both industriy-standard workshops and during a 45-day industry placement with an employer, you will work on carefully created projects that develop a broad range of skills and knowledge in brickwork.

In blended-learning classroom sessions, you explore manufacturing, health and safety, fitting, hand skills, and principles of building, so you are completely ready for work on a construction site.

Why should I choose the course?

This T Level programme is written in collaboration with our expert construction teaching team, industry links and employers. Through a blend of classroom working and an extended industry placement, you will be fully prepared for a highly successful career within the construction industry.

You will develop knowledge and understanding of concepts, theories and principles relevant to the building services industry. Through practical application of skills, both within the classroom setting and within an extended Industry placement, you will be fully equipped for your next steps.

You will learn in our state-of-the-art fully equipped workshops. Our workshops and classrooms have the latest industry relevant technology and equipment.

What will I learn?

The course covers a whole range of topics related to the industry including:

  • Health and safety in construction
  • Construction science, design, sustainability and measurement principles
  • Construction & the built environment industry
  • Building technology principles
  • Information and data principles
  • Relationship management in construction
  • Digital technology in construction
  • Commercial/business principles in construction
  • Setting out
  • Block laying & cutting
  • Single skin walls
  • Cavity walls
  • Garden walls
  • Decorative brickwork
  • Arches

What will the course lead on to?

This course will fully equip you to progress either directly into highly skilled employment, onto higher education study, or an apprenticeship. Examples of the careers this could lead onto include:

  • Bricklayer
  • Higher level apprenticeship;
  • University.

Students can also use this T Level to progress to a related higher-level apprenticeship or course of study at a higher level

Are there any links with industry and university?

You will complete an extended industry placement across construction, equivalent to 315 hours over two years.

Whilst we recommended you to self-source your own industry placement, you will have the support of an industry placement officer to provide the extra help in finding relevant industry placements as required. Within the placement you will apply your classroom-based skills and knowledge within an industry environment, giving you the experience to better preparing you for future employment.

What support is available?

You will be allocated a progress coach who will provide you with support to help you succeed on your study programme and progress on to your chosen career or progression path. We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

Click here for learning support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/learning-support

Click here for finance support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/financial-support

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

This course is delivered by our expert teachers and is designed in collaboration with industry and employers. It is delivered within our state-of-the-art Advanced Construction and Civil Engineering Centre, with all the very latest industry relevant tools, equipment and emerging technologies.

The unique blend of classroom delivery and industry placement will fully prepare you for your next steps, whether that be into highly skilled employment, higher education or onto an apprenticeship.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths, or you will have needed to have successfully completed a Level 2 course and have GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or above.

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Course options

Starts Sep 2024

Duration
72 Weeks
Class Times
TBC
Location
Warrington Campus
Day(s)
TBC
Adult Fee
Free*
16-18 Fee
Free

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