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NVQ Brickwork Level 3
List of Courses
Date
Time
Duration
Course Fee
Location
Course Code
Flexible 01 Aug 16
35 weeks
£2000.00
Trowbridge
TRP0083S0
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About this course
The course is based around on - site assessment and training for trade operatives who wish to obtain a Level 3 NVQ in Brickwork. Throughout the course your Assessor will visit you to observe you in the workplace undertaking work activities.
What will I learn?

You will learn how to collect and compile a work based evidence portfolio containing your work experiences from:

  • Compliance with Health, Safety and Welfare procedures
  • Reading Drawings and Contract Documentation
  • Physically Undertaking Trade Work Operations

This evidence can be in the form of: photographs, witness statements, risk assessments, etc.

Below are the current Units of Competence within the course of study. Optional Units can be chosen.

If you hold a Level 2 NVQ in Brickwork, the Units covered in the Level 3 NVQ in Brickwork are:

  • Setting Out Complex Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Erecting Complex Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace
  • Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace
  • Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace

If you do not hold a Level 2 NVQ in Brickwork, the Units covered in the Level 3 NVQ in Brickwork will be:

Mandatory Units:

  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Setting Out Complex Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Erecting Complex Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Conforming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace
  • Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace
  • Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace
  • Erecting Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Setting Out Masonry Structures in the Workplace

Optional Units:

  • Erecting Masonry Cladding in the Workplace
  • Erecting Thin Joint Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Placing and Finishing Non - Specialist Concrete in the Workplace
  • Maintaining Slate and Tile Roofing in the Workplace
  • Repairing and Maintaining Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Producing Internal Solid Plastering Finishes in the Workplace
  • Producing External Solid Render Finishes in the Workplace
  • Installing Drainage in the Workplace
Entry requirements
Applicants must have a minimum of five years trade experience, working full - time and practising as a bricklayer.
Study, assessment and qualifications

At the start of the course your existing skills and industrial experiences will be mapped to the standards within the NVQ training specifications. Any deficiencies in your trade knowledge, skills or understanding will be the subject of an action plan to enable you to gather additional or more appropriate evidence. You may be required to undertake periods of self - study within the workplace or at home, in your own time. Based on individual needs your progress will be monitored, reviewed and a subsequent action plan will be agreed between you and the assessor, in order to support you through the qualification.

If additional training is required you may need to attend college subject to separate arrangements being agreed between your employer and the college.

Additional costs and information
There no additional costs to the course apart from purchasing a memory stick to record: digital photographs, reports, memo's, diary entries, etc.
What could I do next?
On completion of the Level 3 NVQ in Brickwork there is currently no further scope for progression as a trade operative. However some operatives may wish to consider progressing to first line supervision or project management based courses!