16-18 Year Olds


This course will allow you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Bricklaying.

Entry Requirements

For this course you will need to have achieved one of the following:

· City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying (equivalent qualifications or experience would be considered)
· Credit for Units 201/601 can be given if completed in the Level 1 Diploma.

On receipt of your application to study this course you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further.


During this course you will cover the following units;

• Health, safety and welfare in construction
• Principles of construction, quantities and communicating with others
• Producing thin joint masonry and masonry cladding
• Building solid walling, isolated and attached piers
• Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures
• Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures

Alongside your main programme of study you will also study either GCSE or Functional Skills in English and Maths if you have not achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above. If you have achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths, you will engage in extending these skills through a Directed Study Programme.


Assessment will be through a combination of practical evidence, course work and online exam.

GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications are assessed through external examination and portfolio work.

Awarding body

City & Guilds


On successful achievement of this course you may wish to:

• Apply to study the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations
• Apply to study the Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying
• Apply for an Apprenticeship in the construction industry

Additional information

Additional help and support is available should you require it and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.

Duration and Times

Start date: 04/09/2023

End date: 28/06/2024

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Days of week: TBA

Number of Weeks: 35

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