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Bricklaying

Course Code: SK002

Course Overview

Develop your knowledge in bricklaying, from home!

This highly interactive programme allows you to understand the bricklaying process and technical aspects of the trade. It is developed in alignment with units from the Trowel Occupations; National Occupational Standards (NOS) so can be used for study towards certification.

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in bricklaying, this interactive programme is ideal for:

  • Students who are currently working in the bricklaying industry and want to boost their skills
  • Learners who want to learn by an interactive programme
  • Those who are thinking of taking up a career within the bricklaying industry, but want to make sure it’s right for them

This bricklaying programme enables you to:

  • Know the preliminary works carried out prior to the start of any bricklaying 
  • Learn the processes involved in setting out the structure on the site
  • Understand the different types of foundations, bondings and floorings
  • Gain an insight in the construction of brickwork including the internal structure, the cavity and the external structure
Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Module 1: Getting Started
    • Introduction
    • Site Analysis
    • Planning Permission
    • Codes of Practice
    Module 2: Materials 
    • Bricks and Blocks 
    • Mortars
    • Cavity Walls
    • Ordering of Materials
    • Storage of Materials
    • Disposal of Waste
    Module 3: Setting Out
    • Profile Boards
    • Setting Up Lines
    • Excavation
    • Concreting
  • Module 4: Building Below Ground
    • Types of Foundations
    • Introduction to Bonding
    • Brickwork to DPC
    • Types of Flooring
    Module 5: Building Above Ground
    • Dry Bonding
    • Cavity Walls
    • Jointing & Pointing
    • Bridging Openings
    • Internal Walls
    • Joist Hangers and Gable Ends
    • Checks
    Module 6: End Test
    • Questions to test understanding of the theory covered in the tutorial modules
    Scenario
    • An interactive 3D virtual reality scenario.

Other Information

  • Assessment

    Using the information you have learnt from the tutorials, you will then take on a 3D reality scenario that tests your knowledge of bricklaying. Once completed, a report can be printed, which will provide your score.

    Study Method

    You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You will study this course through highly interactive multimedia screens comprised of text, 3D graphics, 2D/3D animation, audio and an end test. This is a self-study course which is ideal for those who enjoy learning and are not interested in obtaining a formal qualification.

  • Course Outcome

    This course will give you an understanding of the bricklaying process and technical aspects of the trade. It is developed in alignment with units from the Trowel Occupations; National Occupational Standards (NOS) so can be used for study towards certification. This course does not give you a formal qualification.

course questions & answers

Will the software work on any computer?

The bricklaying software will only work on computers which run Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 and have Internet Explorer 8 or above. In addition to this you will also need:

  • Single 2GHz processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1024 x 768 pixel screen resolution
  • Sound card and speakers/headphones
  • DVD-ROM Drive
  • Broadband Internet Connection
What are the internet browser requirements for this course?

For the software to work on your computer you will need to have the following internet browser requirements:

  • JavaScript enabled
  • Pop-ups enabled
  • Cookies enabled
  • Adobe Flash Player 8+
  • Unity Web Player
What is included in the cost of the course?
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • CD ROM
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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