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Introduction to Masonry

Masonry
Free Course
Masonry is an ancient trade, but to this day masons are highly valued and in-demand members of our workforce. This course will introduce you to the masonry trade including its history, the essential considerations of masonry materials, tools and equipment, as well as drawings and measurements used in the field. By the end of the course, you will have improved your professional skills and be much more prepared to grow your career in masonry.
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    US AID

Description

Outcome

Certification

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To begin, you will be introduced to basic masonry units such as clay bricks, concrete blocks, and stone. You will learn the correct process for masonry work such as the spreading of mortar, furrowing, buttering, and bricklaying. The course will also teach you the important terms associated with the profession such as a "course" - which is a horizontal layer of similar bricks or stones that are bonded with mortar - and "hearting" which is the interior portion of a wall between the facing and backing.

Next, you will be guided through essential masonry hand tools and equipment, including the different types of trowels for leveling, spreading and shaping mortar or concrete, mortar hoes for achieving the right consistency when mixing water with dry ingredients, line stretchers for keeping lines straight vertically and horizontally, and more. You will also learn the importance of math skills to be able to accurately read masonry specifications and drawings.

Pave your way to a better profession in construction by acquiring the masonry skills needed in the industry. This course will be of great interest to all professionals who want to understand what the masonry trade encompasses and learn the basics of masonry. It will also be of interest to all learners who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of a mason's job. So, get started with the course today and understand the masonry tools, equipment, and procedures by the end of the week!

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Having completed this course the learner will be able to: - Recognize the importance of masonry as a trade; - Discuss in brief the history of masonry; - List the terms associated with masonry; - Describe the masonry units and building materials that are used in the industry; - Identify the various tools and equipment used by masons; - State the importance of math skills and drawings in masonry.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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Course Reviews

Martin H.
one year ago
GB
Martin H.

i enjoyed this course

Casey Andrew K.
one year ago
US
Casey Andrew K.

Very informative on the basics and lingo of masonry. It gave me a better understanding of the trade for understanding my job better as a contractor supply salesman.

Edd P.
one year ago
MU
Edd P.

Hi, the course was very interesting for me; and I would ask another person to do so

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