We’re a trades training organisation that is constantly being asked about the best way to find out about becoming a bricklayer and we believe we have the answer.
We always recommend a 10-12 week pre-apprenticeship course. It gives you a great idea as to what to expect in the trade. Our focus at Holden Hill’s SA FCTA- Building Careers, is on developing practical skills. Some students who come to us are seriously worried about being placed in a classroom most the day – instead of outside, really doing things. Well, that’s not a problem here! Right from day 1 you’re learning to lay bricks. We’re 2 days into our latest pre-apprenticeship course, and as you can see, the students are already being shown the basics and getting their hands dirty!
There are similar pre-apprenticeship courses around Australia, and the Become a Bricklayer website will explain this. Here in SA, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) funds this course, with a view to having students better prepared and ready to start laying bricks as soon as they secure an apprenticeship. This gives them a real edge over others who haven’t had this early experience.
FCTA is a training organisation (it stands for Flexible Construction & Training Assessment) and it’s called ‘flexible’ because we have a very flexible attitude to training for both students and employers! Check us out.