Groundworks (Vocational)

Do you have an interest in design and construction? Ever wondered about the technicalities that go into multi-million-pound construction projects? Civil engineers are involved in all aspects of design and development; they also liaise with clients to plan, manage, design and supervise construction developments.

The course will give you a variety of skills and techniques around brickwork, blockwork, block paving and general maintenance with a strong focus on health, safety and welfare in the construction industry. You will also learn how to succeed as a civil engineer in an industry that is in need of skilled and qualified tradespeople.

Depending on the career path you would like to take, civil engineers can specialise in a variety of areas such as highways and transportation, coastal and marine or geotechnical engineering.



Level 1: Drainage systems, health and safety, concreting, constructing foundations and block paving.

Level 2: Health and safety, structural and reinforced brickwork, retaining walls, flagging and paving.

Entry Requirements

1/2s at GCSE<br/> 4 Ds/3s at GCSE or progression
from Level 1


On completion of your level 2 qualifi cation, pathways will include a route into a professional construction course or an apprenticeship. Civil engineering is the perfect foundation to an apprenticeship.


NameAvailable at:Start DateAcademic Yr
Brickwork (Groundwork) Diploma Level 1 City Skills 05/09/2023 23/24

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