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This course is designed for people aged over 19 years and is taught at our fantastic South West Skills Campus, which has state-of-the-art facilities and is used by construction companies of all sizes to discover and develop their future talent. The qualification is taught through a combination of practical hands-on training and classroom-based theory lessons.
The Level 2 Diploma is perfect for anyone looking to get into work in the construction industry. The course will develop your practical construction skills and technical knowledge and will prepare you to work safely and confidently. You will study a broad base of essential building methods and techniques and develop understanding the construction theory and principles behind them.
You will learn the fundamentals of bricklaying and block work, as well more advanced techniques in areas such as the construction of cavity walling to form masonry structures, joint masonry and cladding, building masonry structures for damp proof course, and solid walling with isolated and attached piers.
Alongside developing your technical skills, you will be taught to work to recognised industrial standards and tolerances, and how to create a safe construction environment.
- Principles of building construction, information, and communication
- Setting out and building of masonry structures up to damp proof course
- Carrying out block laying activities
- Carrying out bricklaying activities
- Cavity walling to form masonry structures
- Health, safety and welfare in construction
- Solid walling with isolated and attached piers
- Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures
You will be assessed by a combination of practical assessments, course work, and online exams.
Your course may be FREE if you live in the South West of England (including the West of England Combined Authority) and:
You are defined as being unemployed.
You are employed, or self-employed, and earn less than £17,374.50 annual gross salary or less than £18,525.00 (West of England Combined Authority postcodes).
You are 19-23 (all postcodes) or 50+ (West of England Combined Authority postcodes only) and do not hold a full Level 2 qualification.
If you do not meet the above criteria there are also co-funding options, please contact us below or via the Live Chat (during office hours), to discuss your circumstances.
This course could lead to employment in the construction industry or provide the opportunity for further study and training to eventually become a master tradesman or start your own business.
You could further develop your skills and increase your employment opportunities by studying for a level 3 qualification.
Preparing learners for the future is an integral part of everything we do at Weston College. Whether you want to bolster your employment prospects, upskill or change careers, our friendly careers staff are committed to helping students get on the right career path.
As an adult learner at Weston College, you will have access to our specialist, highly qualified careers advisors who are on hand to assist you with making those important decisions about careers and course choices. Whether you need support with developing your employability skills, or you are investigating your future options, we’ll be there to help you through the process.
You can also use our free-to-access Career Coach programme to provide yourself with a detailed careers assessment, which you can then talk through with one of our advisors, as well as the assessment directing you to certain courses that will help you on your career journey. As a Microsoft College all students and apprentices are given FREE access to LinkedIn Learning – an online educational platform that helps individuals discover and develop business, technology-related, and creatives skills through expert-led course videos.
Four GCSEs at grade 3-4 or an industry relevant Level 1 qualification. You’ll also be invited to an interview with a member of the course team.
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iAn interview is required for this course.
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