This programme is designed to bring standardisation to the delivery of training for Bricklaying. It will ensure that the full range of underpinning job knowledge is covered, and learned, during training - not just sufficient to enable trainees to answer a series of preset questions.
It should be delivered at the same time as the Foundation GNVQ Construction and the Built Environment.
The programme is designed to complement the work of an average trainee who will receive good site experience. Recognising the possibility that the full range of work may not be covered by employers, the identification of areas of work and skills not addressed during placement have been built into the programme; these deficiencies will then be added to the trainee's programme. The modules evaluating the work experience periods are therefore most important.
Centres are expected to supplement the projects with modules which deal with subject areas that do not naturally fall into realistic projects, e.g. inductions to the programme, work experience and access equipment. Suggested module titles and their position in the training programme are shown on the Summary Information sheet.
The programme is flexible enough to allow alteration to the order in which projects are undertaken, the only constraining factor being the pre-requisites (given in the Training Programme - Summary Information).
Documents contained in the package:
Training Programme-Summary Information This shows the overall sequence of the training programme.
Completing the times the trainee spends on the projects etc. will provide valuable information to help determine training times and will assist centres in discussion of their training delivery. The programme is flexible enough to allow alteration to the order in which projects are undertaken, the only constraining factor being any pre-requisites.
Brickwork Induction Programme
Information Sheets Modules 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Project Marking Sheets 1 and 3
Project Drawing Sheets 1, 2 and 3
Project Information Sheets
These contain the underpinning knowledge requirements relating to the project, where this has not been covered in previous projects.
· Project Marking Sheets
These serve two purposes:
i) to record trainee's progress and competence in their practical work
ii) to guide trainees regarding the standards which are expected, and which should be aimed at.
The four Phase Tests are intended to be 'bench marks' for the training centre, employers and trainees. They are also designed to test the practical skills of a trainee with some experience, enabling determination of the point of entry to the programme.