NVQ/SVQ CAA Diploma Level 2 Bricklaying

AIMS OF THE COURSE

The CAA Bricklaying one-year course is a detailed and thorough course, designed to compete with an apprenticeship. As well as thorough and detailed practical assignments in terms of bricklaying, the course also covers all aspects of modern domestic building. Students not only learn all practical aspects, but the theory explains the whole building process from start to finish; integrating other trades, materials use and specification, programming, estimating, health and safety procedures and the reasoning behind each part of a structure, its use, positioning and respective properties and relevance to the build.

The qualification comprises:
  • general core units
  • occupation specific units
  • synoptic practical assignment
  • multiple choice unit end tests
  • online testing of knowledge

COURSE CONTENT

This course consists of seven compulsory units, three of which are theory and four are practical but contain theory elements.
The units are as follows:

L1Core01: safe working practices in construction

L2Core04: knowledge or information, quantities and communicating with others

L2Core05: knowledge of building methods and construction technology

L2Occ69: how to interpret working drawings and set out masonry structures

L2Occ71: how to carry out thin joint masonry and masonry cladding

L2Occ72: how to build solid walling, isolated and attached piers

L2Occ73: how to build cavity walling to masonry structures
 

SKILLS REQUIRED

Learners must have a thirst for knowledge, be independent enquires, creative thinkers, reflective learners, team workers and be able to self manage their time. They will need a good work ethic. Students will require a reasonable level of dexterity, with an eye for detail, and be able to process and prioritise information.
 

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

Students will be assessed throughout the course with Tutor marked assignments and tasks. Completed course work is subject to both internal and external assessment.
 

CAREER OPORTUNITIES

After completing this course, the students will have acquired the necessary knowledge and practical skills to work to a high standard in any aspect of the building industry.

 

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

As this course is very popular, students are required to apply early to ensure consideration onto this course. All applicants will be required to complete a aptitude test and on successful completion they will be awarded a place on a first come first served basis.
 

PROGRESION: APPRENTICESHIPS OR LEVEL 3 STUDY

Following the successful completion of the one year course, students are able to progress onto an apprenticeship through St George's Academy or enrol onto our Level 3 Diploma course entitled Construction and the Built Environment.