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Course Code: OSB3

Level: 3
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Diploma, NVQ
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Various days and times

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About the course

Do you want to complete an NVQ Level 3 Bricklaying course and apply for a CSCS card? City College Plymouth offers this opportunity through work-based training and onsite assessment. Trade NVQs are the benchmark for all construction employers and can help increase your employment and financial development opportunities considerably. A bricklaying NVQ also enables you to apply for skilled status CSCS cards which are essential to your eligibility and authorisation to work on large construction sites. You will learn about complex building and trade procedures specific to your chosen trade, and prove your competence with regards to knowledge and practical demonstrations across the trade. You’ll also learn and evidence health and safety practices and site/project management at level 3. Our trainers and assessors are all experienced in delivering effective NVQ and construction training. They will support and guide you through your qualification with competence and concise guidance.

What you'll learn

This course will involve one of our highly experienced assessors visiting you on-site frequently over the duration of your course. The assessor will task you to collect and collate the evidence required to satisfy the criteria of the NVQ qualification, thus proving your trade, skill and competency levels.
You will also be required to gather evidence to underpin your practical skills and evidence your understanding of the trade processes and construction safety.

Entry requirements

In order to be successful on this course you will need:

  • a completed level 2 NVQ qualification in the trade specialism and sufficient trade experience
  • English and maths at level 2 or above
  • exposure to the working tasks required to satisfy the NVQ qualification (this will be determined at interview).

Assessment will be through evidence collected during your course. There are no formal exams.

What's next?

Upon successful completion of this course, you may wish to progress to the Higher National Certificate or Foundation Degree in Construction at the College. You could also benefit from enhanced employment opportunities in site management.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Please note; this course is run subject to numbers. If you would like to apply, please complete an application form and we'll be in touch with a date for you to start the course.