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Masonary level 1


QUALIFICATION OVERVIEW The CVQ Level 1 in Masonry is for individuals whose masonry role requires well developed behavioral competencies but whose scope for independent decision making and for bringing about change is limited. Each unit of study is accompanied by a “Hands on” completion project. Persons who attain this qualification will operate under supervision. They are likely to be in roles where they are required: 

● To carryout to occupational health and safety requirements 

● To carryout interactive workplace communication 

● To carry out measurements and calculations 

● To read and interpret plans 

● To use hand and power tools 

● To carry out excavation 


Normally persons working at Level 1 should be able to competently carry out simple and routine work activities and to collaborate with others through groups and teams. The qualification covers competencies by providing services in Masonry Level 1 such as being able to understand and carry out components of masonry, building construction, business management and small business management while working in a safe and hygienic manner. Relevant occupations include: 

● Helper 

● Assistant Tiler 

● Assistant Bricklayer The holders of this qualification will demonstrate a range of personal presentations and demonstrations of team work skills and literacy skills. To achieve this qualifications all core units must be achieved. Any elective completed will be awarded unit statement of competency. The nominal training hours are a guide for planning the delivery of training programmes


This course is a CBE(Competency Base Education) and it requires the completion of Modules 

Here are a few Modules to get Started:

  • Carrying out OHS requirements

  • Work effectively in general construction industry

  • Carryout interactive workplace communication

  • Carryout measurements and calculations

  • Read and interpret plans

  • Handle construction materials and safely dispose of waste

  • Use construction plans and equipment

  • Use simple leveling devices

  • Work safely around power sources, services and assets

  • Carry out excavation

  • Prepare for construction process (brick/block laying)

  • Mix cementitious materials (mortar and concrete)

  • Carry out concreting to simple forms

  • Apply solid render

  • Restore and renovate solid plasterwork

  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

  • Handle steel fixing materials

  • Craft personal entrepreneurial strategy

  • Place concrete and more.

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