This course gives you the basic knowledge and skills you need for a career in brickwork.

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Construction and the Built Environment
  • Qualification Technical Certificate
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 2
  • Location Construction Centre
  • Course Length 1 year

On this course you will cover: 

  • Principles of construction  
  • Building cavity walls
  • Building solid walls and piers
  • Constructing basic arches
  • Setting out buildings  
  • Additional qualifications in English and Maths

Assessment is by written, online and practical tests. There is a requirement to undertake some work experience and employer engagement as part of the course.

Choose this course if… you enjoy being outdoors, working as part of a team and are self-motivated. Also, it is a great choice if you want to develop your skills and to progress into the brickwork trade.

Future steps: On completion, you could progress on to the Level 2 Standard Apprenticeship in Bricklaying. An Apprenticeship will require you to pass both English and Maths either before enrolling or during your Apprenticeship via Functional Skills English and Maths qualifications. You will be required to demonstrate that you are enthusiastic and committed to succeeding.

Entry Requirements

You will need one grade 4 or above in either GCSE English or Maths and a grade 2 in either GCSE English or Maths. You will be required to study GCSE English or Maths alongside your course if you don’t yet have a grade 4 or above in one of those subjects.

  • Specialist brick workshop
  • Café
  • Shared laptops for use in sessions
  • Student social space
  • Learning resource centre
Additional Costs

You will need to be equipped with basic stationery for all your sessions. You will need to have your own safety boots – advice will be given at interview. 

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