The PDA in bricklaying provides a challenge to further develop existing bricklaying skills in specialist feature brickwork in both brick and stone.
The award is 60% practical based and great emphasis is placed on the learner to complete self-direct study to achieve higher national units within the course, this includes report writing and free hand technical sketching details.
What you need to qualify for entry...
Applicants must have completed the minimum of the first 2 years of a bricklaying apprenticeship. It is also available for “time-served” bricklayers.
The qualification has been specifically designed for 3rd and 4th year apprentices or qualified tradesmen.
It provides a structure for vocational learning, designed to equip candidates with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to advance their existing bricklaying skills and to offer opportunities for progression to further academic and/or professional qualifications.
The programme course consists of the following units
- Constructional Technical Communication Skills.
- Construction Industry: An introduction.
- Arch Construction
- Architectural and Feature Work
- Curved Walls on Plan and Elevation
- Setting Out and Establishing Levels
- External Corners and Piers in Stonework
- Steps in Brick and Concrete
Block Release - The programme will run for a total of 11 x 1 and 2 week blocks within the academic year
1 Academic Year
August - June.
The PDA provides increased articulation and opportunities for progression to HNC in Construction Management and enhances employment opportunities into supervision and management within the construction industry.