The broad purpose of the occupation is to lay bricks and blocks, sometimes utilising modern methods of construction and pre-manufactured elements to construct walls. Bricklayers carry out simple setting out, prepare mortar and use a trowel to lay bricks, mortar and apply damp-proof materials to complete the project to specification and required design. Bricklayers use spirit levels and plumb lines to check building alignment and use hammers and chisels to shape and trim bricks and blocks. Bricklayers typically work outdoors on construction sites
You will study a range of topics including:
- Health and Safety
- Customer Service
- Buildings – Different types of construction methods
- Energy efficiency
- Alternative construction techniques
- Preparation of materials
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“I really enjoy the hands-on learning that the Joinery course offers. This course, and the great teachers help me develop the skills that I will need for a career as a Joiner.”Josh Betts Level 1 - Certificate in Construction Skills
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