This course meets the needs of students who have gained an apprenticeship position in trowel trades (bricklaying). It allows them to learn, develop and practise the skills required for their employment. It also contributes knowledge and understanding towards the related Diploma in Trowel Occupations, which involves further brickwork understanding.
This course is delivered in conjunction with the apprentice's employer and support is given to ensure specific training is available to meet all needs.
You should have gained employment as an apprentice with a construction or building company. GCSE grade D/3 or above in English and Maths, a Pass or above in a Construction-based course or an equivalent qualification are desirable, although not always required. You will undertake a skills test in literacy and numeracy.
A commitment to your own learning and performance in a working environment is essential.
You will be assessed by completing College-based practical and theory assessments as you work towards your full apprenticeship programme. You will also build an NVQ portfolio of evidence on your site-based experience. You will be visited by your allocated assessor at your place of work and discussions with your employer will form supportive evidence of your achievements.
You will undertake tests in literacy and numeracy as part of your apprenticeship framework.
You need safety boots and Personal Protective Equipment, such as a hard hat and overalls.
You can progress to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations (Bricklaying) providing you pass your:
Jordan Richards built his confidence as well as his technical skills on a Derby College Construction course – and the quality of his work has now been recognised in a string of competitions. Having taken a full-time course at our Ilkeston campus, Jordan secured an apprenticeship with GF Tomlinson, returning to College to take his qualifications to the next level. His tremendous commitment to his work saw him win the Junior Regional Skill Build brickwork title, take runner-up place in the Guild of Bricklayers regional competition, and gain a commendation in the College’s 2014 Peak Awards. He also reached the national finals of the Young Builder of the Year Award, attending a ceremony at the House of Commons.
Jordan has participated in many competitions alongside his study at Derby College. He has achieved an outstanding amount of awards and commendations.
Commended - National Finals for Young Builder of the Year Award, 16-24-year-old category
Commended – Construction Apprentice/Work-based Award at the Derby College Peak Awards
Winner – Regional Skillsbuild, Junior Bricklaying category Runner-up – Regional Guild of Master Bricklayers, Junior category
Highly Commended Construction Learner of the Year Award at the Derby College Peak Awards
Highly Commended Apprentice of the Year Award at the Derby College Peak Awards
Winner – Regional (NOTTS/LINCOLN) heats of the Guild of Master Bricklayers
Second - Regional Skillsbuild heats Gold medal – Regional (NOTTS/LINCOLN) final of the Guild of Master Bricklayers
Runner-up – CITB Apprentice of the Year Awards Second place – Regional Skillsbuild final
I am enjoying my placement with GF Tomlinson and I learnt a lot over the course of just a year.