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Description

Bricklayers lay bricks, natural and pre-cut stone and other types of building blocks in mortar and other bonding agents to construct, repair and/or make alterations to walls, piers, arches and other structures. Skilled bricklayers work either on their own or as part of a construction team placing bricks or hollow cement cast blocks on top of each other to create a wall. Bricklayers build the outer and inner walls of buildings. Some jobs are very simple while others are complex; but either way before starting, a bricklayer must read building plans and work out how they will plan the bricklaying schedule before mortar is mixed or a single brick is laid.

Bricklayers must know which bricks are available and the correct ratios for cement mixtures, depending on the job and weather conditions, they also need to know how to re-enforce structures with metalwork. This requires on-site experience, and a short period of unskilled labouring is a good way of getting experience. Inexperienced bricklayers may start out as support labourers for a more experienced team. This involves carrying the bricks and mortar so that the more skilled workmen don’t have to stop work to go and fetch supplies.

Experienced bricklayers can become self-employed or start their own construction businesses. They can also train for specialist work such as restoration or conservation, or become construction technicians moving on to a supervisory job. There is even a market for experienced bricklayers to move into education, helping the next generation of workers to enter the industry.

What Will I Learn?

  • Plan and prepare site, material, tools and equipment for the laying of bricks
  • Lay bricks (face and plaster), stone (natural and pre-cut) and block, to construct, repair and/or make alterations to substructures and superstructures
  • Conduct bricklaying finishing operations

Duration

  • Fulltime – 24 months
  • RPL – to be completed within a year.

Entry Level Requirements

  • Grade 9

Curriculum For This Course

12 Modules
?? Days

Knowledge Modules:

1 Module
72 Days

Module 1: Bricklayer Trade Theory 15 Topics 72 Days

  • - Introduction to the building industry29 Hours
  • - Concepts and principles of reading and interpreting drawings and specifications58 Hours
  • - Concepts, theories and principles of measuring, estimating and calculating physical quantities58 Hours
  • - Concepts, theories and principles of access equipment for construction work 58 Hours
  • - Theories and principles of relevant legislation, regulations and codes (building standards, health, safety and environmental requirements)58 Hours
  • - Concepts, theories and principles of first aid29 Hours
  • - Types, purposes and uses of hand and power tools and equipment in building and construction 29 Hours
  • - Theories, concepts and principles of planning, selecting and procuring material, relevant tools, equipment and machinery 29 Hours
  • - Theories, concepts and principles of quality control on a construction site29 Hours
  • - Properties, characteristics, functions and uses of different materials in building and construction29 Hours
  • - Methods, principles and techniques of communication29 Hours
  • - Theories and principles of bricklaying, blockwork and masonry / stonework58 Hours
  • - Theories and principles of concrete work and paving 29 Hours
  • - Principles and concepts for mixing mortar and concrete29 Hours
  • - Principles and concepts for mixing mortar and concrete29 Hours

Practical Modules:

8 Modules
136 Days

Module 1: Conduct preparatory activities, repair and/or alteration work to structures using bricks (face and plaster), stone (natural and pre-cut) and block including the building of substructures 9 Topics 8 Days

  • - Clear and prepare the construction work area? Hours
  • - Read and interpret drawings ? Hours
  • - Determine and transfer levels ? Hours
  • - Set out for building and excavate foundation trenches? Hours
  • - Install levelling pegs, cast concrete foundations and build foundation walling ? Hours
  • - Backfill, compact and cast concrete slab ? Hours
  • - Mix mortar? Hours
  • - Erect and dismantle access equipment ? Hours
  • - Procure and prepare materials, tools and equipment ? Hours

Module 2: Lay different types of bricks using mortar to build superstructures and decorative structures 5 Topics 24 Days

  • - Build superstructure in solid and cavity construction including the building in of door and window frames as well as precast and brick-on edge lintels and arches? Hours
  • - Build ancillary walls including gable walls and beam filling ? Hours
  • - Build decorative structures – brick-on-edge, soldier course, garden walling? Hours
  • - Build brick steps? Hours
  • - Build a manhole with corbelling? Hours

Module 3: Lay different types of stone and pre-cut stone using mortar to build superstructures and decorative structures 3 Topics 24 Days

  • - Build superstructure in solid construction including the building in of door and window frames as well as arches ? Hours
  • - Build ancillary walls including gable walls and beam filling? Hours
  • - Build decorative structures – garden walling? Hours

Module 4: Lay different types of blocks using mortar to build superstructures and decorative structures 3 Topics 24 Days

  • - Build superstructure in solid and cavity construction including the building in of door and window frames as well as precast lintels ? Hours
  • - Build ancillary walls including gable walls and beam filling? Hours
  • - Build decorative structures? Hours

Module 5: Lay paving and other structures 4 Topics 8 Days

  • - Prepare the work area to lay paving and select, tools, equipment and materials? Hours
  • - Excavate soil and compact sub-grade and import sub-grade materials (if required), level and compact ? Hours
  • - Install edge restraints (kerbs) and channels and import and screed bedding sand to required levels? Hours

Module 6: Conduct finishing operation 2 Topics 6.4 Days

  • - Determine the standard of finish required for different applications? Hours
  • - Identify, select and use the correct tools and equipment ? Hours

Module 7: Undertake quality testing and assurance activities 3 Topics 8 Days

  • - Read and Interpretation of drawings and specifications? Hours
  • - Identify product quality and workmanship? Hours
  • - Report product deficiencies and rectify workmanship? Hours

Module 8: Conduct housekeeping and waste removal activities 3 Topics 6.4 Days

  • - Identify the housekeeping and waste removal requirements procedures, and resources of different areas of the workplace ? Hours
  • - Monitor and maintain cleanliness and tidiness in the workplace? Hours
  • - Complete assigned housekeeping and waste removal activities? Hours

Workplace Modules:

3 Modules
?? Days

Module 1: Planning and preparation processes for bricklaying, work area, material, tools and equipment within the construction environment 3 Topics 25 Days

  • - Observe and assist an experienced bricklayer planning and preparing processes for bricklaying, work area, material, tools and equipment within the construction environment? Hours
  • - Conduct planning and preparation processes for bricklaying, work area, material, tools and equipment within the construction environment under supervision of experienced bricklayer? Hours
  • - Autonomously engage in planning and preparation processes for bricklaying, work area, material, tools and equipment within the construction environment ? Hours

Module 2: Brick laying processes to construct, repair and/or make alterations to superstructures 3 Topics 50 Days

  • - Observe and assist and experienced bricklayer with the brick laying processes to construct, repair and/or make alterations to superstructures within the construction environment? Hours
  • - Conduct brick laying processes to construct, repair and/or make alterations to superstructures within the construction environment under supervision of experienced bricklayer ? Hours
  • - Autonomously engage in brick laying processes to construct, repair and/or make alterations to superstructures within the construction environment ? Hours

Module 3: Brick laying processes to construct, repair and/or make alterations to substructures 3 Topics 25 Days

  • - Observe and assist and experienced bricklayer with the brick laying processes to construct, repair and/or make alterations to superstructures within the construction environment ? Hours
  • - Conduct brick laying processes to construct, repair and/or make alterations to superstructures within the construction environment under supervision of experienced bricklayer ? Hours
  • - Autonomously engage in brick laying processes to construct, repair and/or make alterations to superstructures within the construction environment ? Hours

Facilitators

  • info@ebmtcacademy.org.za
  • 011 035 3600

Occupational Certificate: Bricklayer

Facilitator: We Are Recruiting

Please contact us for an oppurtunity to join our training team, send your CV to info@ebmtcacademy.org.za or contact 011 035 3600