Bricklaying Apprenticeship (CITB) PDA @ SCQF Level 6


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This course gives you the opportunity to learn the foundation skills required for a career in the construction industry. It is designed for someone who is working as a trainee/apprentice or has joined a CITB approved scheme. It consists of a range of practical and theoretical units and will lead to a nationally recognised qualification.

This is a qualification designed to prove that the learner has met the standards of work demanded by his/her chosen trade. The course is delivered by means of a nationally devised Training and Assessment Programme (TAP) and by completing a portfolio of evidence completed in your workplace.




You will attend college for two days per week in year one and two and also for one full week on year three and four.

Entry Requirements

You must be able to meet the following criteria; secure employment as a Modern Apprentice in your chosen craft and be able to attend College for approximately 150 days for the first two years of your four-year apprenticeship.

You should be physically fit, able to work in different environments and good at working with your hands.

Good literacy and drawing skills are an advantage.

Information and Interview Session Requirements

You will not need to attend a College Information and Interview Sessionas you should have been interviewed by your employer to gain employment as a Modern Apprentice. CITB will advise you as to your attendance pattern at college prior to attending.

Course Content

The course is delivered in an integrated holistic manner using a series of ?Tasks? and ?Tests?. As well as the subject specific content there are core units including Construction Drawing, Construction Materials, Building Craft Science, Construction Studies.

The on-site work experience (SVQ) will require the student to record the types of work undertaken on site, which will be entered into a portfolio of evidence

Integrated throughout the course are the core skills required by employers: Communications, Numeracy, ICT, Working with Others and Problem Solving.


Assessments are integrated throughout the course and are both practical and written.


Successful completion of this course may allow candidates to progress to Advanced Certificate level.

Career Prospects

Continued employment in the Construction Industry as a tradesperson where you may then progress to site manager and further with additional qualifications in future years

Additional funding information


Selling Points

A construction apprenticeship can open the doors to employment across Scotland, UK and further.