6 Week Professional Bricklaying Diploma
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As we are open 7 days - Courses can be completed either through the week (Mon-Fri) or at weekends (Sat-Sun) – All Course Times are: 08.30am - 16.30pm
A deposit will secure a course start date and any balance can be paid on the start date or spread over the period of your training – Interest Free!
Please call for details * Email us * Request a free brochure and DVD
Able Skills has their own accommodation available at £20 per night for those of you who are travelling longer distances to train with us.
Able Skills has been an established and reputable CAA (Construction Awards Alliance) approved training centre for some time now. We previously delivered Intermediate Construction Awards which have been replaced by Construction Diplomas and we are accredited to deliver these.
We will provide training, assessment and exams in order for you to obtain a Level 2 Construction Diploma in Bricklaying and additionally, we can provide on site assessment for Bricklaying National Vocational Qualifications.
Construction Awards Alliance Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying
Delivery of this particular Bricklaying Diploma is a mixture of both theory and practical training and assessment and there are several Bricklaying units which need to be completed to achieve the Bricklaying Diploma.
You will need to record and demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of each unit as well as demonstrating your practical Bricklaying skills. As such, any training centre delivering this award will need an abundance of space and both training and assessment areas for all of the units.
We have 3000 sq ft in which to teach you Bricklaying, classrooms for studying and computer suites for your online Bricklaying exam.
Our dedicated Bricklaying Centre is fully operational and equipped with up to date Bricklaying equipment, large training areas and large Assessment areas. We have devised our Bricklaying Training Centre to fit in with the reality requirements of the new Diploma.
The Bricklaying Diploma has been introduced to ensure that any candidate is provided with as much knowledge of Bricklaying as is possible. Any candidate completing a Bricklaying Diploma will find themselves entirely ready for building site employment, not just practically but also with essential knowledge relating to carrying out safe working practices, communicating with others, knowledge of building methods and construction technology.
All of the staff who will be delivering this Bricklaying training are qualified to both City & Guilds and CAA requirements.
They are all qualified to teach, assess and verify each aspect of the Bricklaying Diploma, which ensures that every stage you go through is done here, on site at Able Skills, guaranteeing consistency to help you achieve your goal.
Individually, each Bricklaying member of staff has a vast array of knowledge from having previously spent years working within the Bricklaying industry. Please visit our staff page to see our Bricklaying Instructors
This Bricklaying course is suitable for people who are not at this moment working in the Bricklaying industry and who would like to obtain the required Bricklaying qualification to work towards becoming a professional Bricklayer.
An important feature of the Bricklaying Diploma is that it provides a progression route towards achieving a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Bricklaying.
All Bricklaying Diploma units are related to their equivalent Bricklaying NVQ units and we will advise you what extra assessments are required to gain the related Bricklaying NVQ unit once you are working within the Bricklaying industry.
Construction Awards Alliance Level 2 Bricklaying Diploma
This CAA Bricklaying Diploma will require 6 weeks of practical training and assessment. Completion of this Bricklaying Diploma will be determined by all of the following:
• Achievement of each Bricklaying unit by internal testing undertaken by your instructor. Each knowledge unit also has a mandatory series of Bricklaying questions and answers produced by CAA and managed by your instructor.
• Synoptic practical Bricklaying assignment set by CAA and controlled by your instructor. Successful completion of the assignment will be needed before the Bricklaying qualification can be completed.
• Online test covering the core Bricklaying units and the occupational units must be passed to achieve the qualification. The test will be an independent test of knowledge and understanding.
As you can see from the above, completion of this Bricklaying Diploma requires candidates to demonstrate knowledge and competence on both a practical and theory level and therefore to confirm this, candidates are required to record their understanding of the subject in detail.
This Bricklaying course will require you to undertake some research in order for you to record your understanding of bricklaying and related aspects but to help you with this we have put together a comprehensive Bricklaying manual which will cover all of the knowledge units required to fully achieve this Bricklaying award.
This manual, along with practical Bricklaying training, demonstrations, ongoing guidance and advice will all help when you undertake your Bricklaying unit tests, final practical assessment and On-Line exam.
The Units you must complete to achieve this Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying are:
• Know how to carry out safe working practices
• Carry out safe working practices
• Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others
• Information, quantities and communicating with others
• Knowledge of building methods and construction technology
• Building methods and construction technology
• Know how to interpret working drawings to set out masonry structures
• Interpret working drawings to set out masonry structures
• Knowledge of thin joint masonry and masonry cladding
• Thin joint masonry and masonry cladding
• Know how to build solid walling, isolated and attached piers
• Build solid walling, isolated and attached piers
• Know how to build cavity walling forming masonry structures
• Build cavity walling forming masonry structures
The Construction Awards Alliance Level 2 Site Bricklaying Diploma is designed to develop your skills and knowledge, enabling you to work in the Bricklaying industry.
The Bricklaying Diploma has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions, and the assessment is based on you showing what you can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the Bricklaying qualification.
All the units of Bricklaying training must be completed by a candidate. All outcomes must be achieved during the training programme. Evidence from any previous site based assessment will not be accepted as contributing towards this Bricklaying Diploma.
Throughout your training time at Able Skills, we will cover all areas of Bricklaying. Health & Safety will be integral to all of the Bricklaying units so throughout your training time we will follow recognised working procedures and safe working practices.
You will be working with the correct tools for the job and using the required personal protective equipment. All finished work will be to required Bricklaying industry standards and within accepted tolerances.
The working areas within the Bricklaying Centre will simulate reality to prepare you for all eventualities once you enter into the Bricklaying industry.
This is a hands-on, practical Bricklaying course, it is therefore recommended you bring suitable clothing and for your own safety, steel capped footwear is essential. All tools, materials and essential PPE are provided throughout your training time at Able Skills.
Cost and Duration of 6 Week Professional Bricklaying Diploma
Duration: 6 Weeks
Able Skills is open 7 days every week and most courses can be completed either through the week (Mon-Fri) or at weekends (Sat-Sun) – Please call for details
A deposit will secure your start date and any balance can be paid on the start date or spread over the period of your training – Interest Free!
For all workshop based training and/or assessment we recommend suitable clothing and for your safety, protective footwear is essential.
Bricklaying Courses at Ableskills Dartford
by Able Skills
I took the Multi Craft training through Able skills further to recommendations from my friends. The Bricklaying element was very enjoyable. My tutor, Simon, was very helpful and flexible with all the students. The course was definitely value for money and I will be the one recommending them now.
My family told me about Able Skills. I decided to take the Bricklaying introduction 5 day course and found it to be much better than I initially expected. I was more than impressed with how much we managed to achieve. I had a great week!
Quality, options and location were all important factors to me when deciding where to train. Able Skills fitted the bill. I took the introduction to Bricklaying course, taught by Simon. I thoroughly enjoyed the week. Excellent tuition and great instruction from an obviously highly skilled craftsman. I am contemplating a second week!
I chose to train with Able Skills as they look the best, they have friendly staff and are very professional. I have taken the handyman course and can comment so far on the bricklaying. Simon was a brilliant, professional and friendly teacher. He made the course fun. It was a pleasure to come in every day.
I picked Able Skills to learn basic bricklaying because they offer good facilities and instructors. It was a very useful course for a basic learner. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Simon. I learnt quite a lot which will hopefully help me in the future with my DIY. Thank you Simon.
I chose Able Skills as they offered multiple courses in one place and flexible options, ideal for those considering multi-craft. I am enjoying all the courses at Able Skills as well as the Bricklaying. All the courses I have done are valuable and important, especially living independently. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my instructors and the staff for their help.
I found out about Able Skills via the internet search engine. I requested a brochure and it was received within two days. I chose to train with them as the offered accommodation and the quality of their brochure. The 5 day bricklaying course was value for money and met with my expectations. They offered a very good, relaxed training. Their accommodation was clean and excellent value for money. I am really looking forward to my next course.
I decided to take my bricklaying course with Able Skills after researching them on the internet. The most important factors for me when deciding where to train were location and cost. Able Skills provided me with great information and a top course. The instructors gave me good tips and skills. I gained amazing results from day 1 – 5. I would recommend this course all day long. Thanks very much!
Ian J – 5 Day Intensive Bricklaying Course
After researching training centres on the internet I decided to train with Able Skills due to the location and assortment of skills on offer. I have really enjoyed the experience and have learned some useful basic skills. Both tutors, Simon and Paul were excellent, thank you.
Raylon M – 5 Week City & Guilds Bricklaying Course
I enjoyed every moment of my training and was very happy with my instructor Simon.
I was recommended by other Gurkhas to use Able Skills. I heard they taught in detail. I found the bricklaying course very useful and interesting. The instructor is excellent and taught in detail. I have learnt lots and gained lots of new skills. I will be advertising to my colleagues back in my station to use Able Skills.
My expectations when deciding to do the bricklaying course were high, having never had any experience. My first day highlighted how complicated bricklaying is and brought me back to earth. This course has saved me from making expensive mistakes by taking on projects way above my skill level and knowledge. It has given me a great grounding to further practice and learn. I have come away feeling more confident and my expectations far more realistic.
I thoroughly enjoyed my week training at Able Skills. I was given a lot of information in a short space of time. Well taught! The course met my expectations.
Simon was excellent, hands on and always willing to pass on his knowledge and experience. Great attitude and a listening ear, very much needed when dealing with novices such as myself, thank you!
I was recommended to use Able Skills by my friend and was impressed with my training. The team were friendly and supportive. I would recommend.
An enjoyable course. I was also given the chance to build a wall from a set of plans for an extension that I may have to build. Real value for money!
I found able skills on the internet. The course was value for money and I was given good advice on all aspects of bricklaying. I would recommend them.
Great course with an excellent program of works. Simon has helped build my confidence in taking on projects and his knowledge and tips went a long way in helping me achieve that confidence. Many thanks!
I chose Able Skills as it had good feedback and accommodation. The course met all my requirements and the tutor was patient. I would recommend.
The level of tuition was second to none. The instructor imparted his years of experience in a workable fashion. The start was an eye opener in the skill required to carry out brick laying and the end result was the pride in looking at your end result. Would highly recommend to friends and other.
I found Able Skills on the internet and thought the staff were nice when I spoke to them on the phone and sent me some good details about the course in the post. The training given was very good, I gained a lot of knowledge throughout the course and I feel this has given me the confidence to undertake projects out of the classroom environment. Thank you Simon and Able Skills.
Simon, the instructor, was a brilliant teacher and always there to help and not criticise.
I found Able Skills through the internet and I thought they looked a lot better than any other centre I have seen. I liked the flexibility options and the fact they had accommodation. From booking the course right through to my final day, I have had a fantastic time. Simon has been very good to me and helped me get to the standard I am at now. I am very much looking forward to the NVQ Level 2 course. Angela helped me book the course and Carla has been brilliant with arranging the accommodation. Paul was good as well during Simon’s holiday. Thanks to everyone and I am looking forward to the rest of my training.
I had a very good time and would recommend the brickwork course to anyone. I think the instruction from Simon was top quality and I would like to come back to do more training based on the level of instruction I had from Simon. Thank You!
Simon was an excellent instructor. His clear instructions gave me the confidence to attempt all activities. Any criticism of work was given in a positive and encouraging manner. Thank You!
Able Skills has grown and so has the amount of students in attendance and we are being used by everyone right across the UK and abroad.
As a result of the increase in students, Able Skills has purchased 3 properties to accommodate the growing numbers of people travelling from distance.
Able Skills properties are licensed HMO (Houses in Multiple Occupation) and are fully equipped in line with local authority standards.
The properties will provide you with your own fully furnished room with washing facilities and TV. There are several bathrooms/WCs as well as fully fitted kitchens and a dining areas to eat and/or meet your fellow students.
Able Skills employs someone to maintain the properties on a regular basis and also to ensure that the property is being looked after by those staying.
We are very pleased to be able to offer this accommodation at £20 per night and we are keen to ensure that your time away from home is enjoyable and comfortable. The properties are situated close to all of our training centres and some have allocated private parking facilities.
This enables you to leave your vehicle in a safe and secure environment and make that short walk to whichever course you are attending.
We are a very popular choice of training centre and as a result we are very busy and so is our accommodation. We would recommend that you make every attempt to tie in any accommodation requirements at the time of booking your course.
If our accommodation is full, there are other local alternatives available which range from £20 per night upwards.
During your stay at Able Skills accommodation we will guarantee you a secure area to keep all of your belongings and additionally, we guarantee that the only people using this property are Able Skills students.
Should you require any additional information or wish to book training and accommodation, please do not hesitate to contact Gary, Angela or John on 01322 280 202.