Improving Skills in Brickwork

Brickwork Masterclasses for Site Employees

Having a skilled workforce is essential in maintaining standards onsite and delivering high quality homes. 

To help organisations and their employees the Skills Partnership, in partnership with CITB, NHBC and the Association of Brickwork Contractors (ABC) have created Brickwork Masterclasses. These courses deliver practical guidance allowing your bricklayer employees to become masters on key areas of good practice.

To ensure the masterclasses match your needs, sessions are available across the UK and can be delivered on or near your site provided that a suitable room is available to seat the attendees, such as a large site office, canteen, nearly completed property, show house or another venue close to the site. The course itself is fully funded.

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, the brickwork masterclasses have been suspended until further notice.  If you would still like to put your name down to attend a masterclass once restrictions have been lifted please contact NHBC

In the meantime, NHBC have launched a series of free virtual training webinars, including  Brickwork Masterclass which you can access here.

Recent survey results show most participants "would absolutely recommend the Brickwork Masterclasses to a colleague". 

Want to know more about the masterclasses, take a look at the video below.

 

Brickwork CPD Sessions for Further Education Colleges and Training Providers

To help to deliver new entrants to the industry who meet industry requirements the Skills Partnership is keen to develop engagement and working relationships with colleges, universities and training providers.

The Skills Partnership is working with BACH (British Association of Construction Heads) to tackle the challenges facing full time construction student leavers gaining employment when not site ready.

In collaboration with CITB, National House Building Council (NHBC) and the Association of Brickwork Contractors (ABC), the Skills Partnership has created CPD for educators on industry challenges associated with Brickwork.

During 2019 the Skills Partnership ran a successful programme of 3 hour CPD sessions for brickwork lecturers, hosted in regional colleges, delivered by NHBC, funded by CITB.  To find out more see the recent evaluation report below.

Brickwork Masterclass Evaluation Report

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Sessions include and cover:

CPD Brickwork

To find out more and to get involved contact skillspartnership@hbf.co.uk

N.B. Funding suspensions and the COVID-19 situation have meant the CPD brickwork sessions have been put on hold until further notice. 

We are working with NHBC to create a digital offering for future sessions, one that will include other trade related CPD for lecturers and assessors that will improve quality and reduce defects reported in the home building industry. To find out more contact skillspartnership@hbf.co.uk