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Brickwork Apprenticeship Level 2 : 2022 intake

  • Overview of the course

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    The construction sector is the driving force behind the UK economy, employing three million people and contributing 6.4% of GDP. Not only that, the construction industry is central to delivering the homes, schools, hospitals, energy and transport infrastructure our society demands.

    A career in the construction industry is like no other. Bricklaying is a core function within the construction sector, particularly the house building sector. The Government has a target to build significantly more new homes over the coming years and therefore the demand for bricklayers has never been higher.

    Bricklayers lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures e.g. chimney stacks. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. The range of sites and projects that bricklayers will work on include large commercial developments, new builds in housing, alterations, extensions and restorations. A bricklayer may work one-on-one or on larger jobs where their bricklaying group (gang) may work on a particular section of a building alongside other bricklaying gangs as well as other trades.
  • What you'll learn

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    • Correct preparation of materials
    • How to select appropriate tools, equipment and materials for each project
    • How to interpret drawings and specifications
    • Different brickwork construction techniques
    • The importance of energy efficiency
    • Health & Safety practices

    80% of your qualification will be gained in the workplace, although you may attend sessions in College that will cover the remaining essential areas of your training.

    During your Apprenticeship, you will have a dedicated Work Based Tutor who will train you to industry standards; support your time in employment; and coach you to pass your End Point Assessment.
  • Entry requirements

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    Entry requirements will be determined by individual employers.

    If not already achieved, you will have to complete Level 1 English and maths and take the test for Level 2, prior to taking your end point assessment.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    The End-point Assessment (EPA) will assess how an apprentice can apply their skills, knowledge and behaviours acquired in their Apprenticeship, through the following three assessments carried out at the end of the Apprenticeship after the apprentice has completed the 24-30 month duration of on-programme learning:

    • Knowledge test (multiple-choice questions on a computer based platform)
    • Skills test
    • Oral questioning
  • Course Fees

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    Apprentices do not need to pay for their course; course fees will be paid for by funding accessed by the College and in some cases, employer contribution.
    If you are an employer looking to hire an apprentice, please contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01204 482 036.
  • Future opportunities

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    On completion of this Apprenticeship, the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level. As a result of achieving the Apprenticeship, there will be an entitlement to join the Federation of Master Builders’ continuous professional development (CPD) scheme for individual tradespeople.

    With experience, you could become a Construction Site Supervisor, or move into related areas like estimating or further training. You could also specialise in heritage work, stonemasonry, or set up your own business.

    An experienced bricklayer can earn up to £35,000 per year.
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services. These include FREE travel; FREE breakfast; your own dedicated Work Based Tutor; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and degree Apprenticeships. We have an excellent track record of success with apprentices not only passing but acquiring distinction grades!

    We’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    Our £75 million campus offers a newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a theatre and dance studios; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen.

    You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • Open Events

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    We can’t wait to tell you about the amazing opportunities here at Bolton College so this year, we’re giving you TWO opportunities to help you discover what we’re all about.
    You can either visit us in person at one of our Open Events, or if you’d rather learn about us from the comfort of your own home, you can check out our Virtual Open Event instead, or even do both! Open Event Dates at Deane Road Campus are as follows:
    • Tuesday 19th October 2021, 5pm-8pm
    • Wednesday 17th November 2021, 5pm-8pm
    • Thursday 9th December 2021, 5pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 18th January 2022, 5pm-8pm
    If you’d like to attend one of these events, please register your interest by visiting www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/register-open-events If you can’t visit our Open Event in person, or would rather find out about us online, check out our Virtual Open Event and access over 40 videos at a time convenient to you. Just visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/virtual-open www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/virtual-open
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update


    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    Most conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.

    Assessment


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.

    Financial


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners


    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):

    Helpline


    The best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We endeavour to staff this service from 9am – 7pm, Monday to Thursdays and until 4pm on Fridays (during term time).
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College


    The health and safety of our learners and staff is still very important to us and so there may continue to be an element of study outside of the classroom during the 2021/22 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during these times or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement


    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at customer.services@boltoncc.ac.uk

    Safeguarding Statement


    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via safeguarding@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    SD287-L2