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Overview

The first thing most people see when they look at a modern building is the brick work. Bricklaying is one of the most important trades in the industry and the building you will work on will stand for many years.

We work with many brick work companies large and small, such as Taylor Wimpy. There is a shortage of good quality bricklayers, so why not join our course to give you the skills and opportunity to gain a well paid job?

Jamone Yusufu one of our former students says, "Not only did I learn the practical skills I needed to go onto site, the staff also supported me in gaining real work experience and pastoral care".

Following on from the Level 1 course, you will cement your understanding of bricklaying whilst helping to extend your technical abilities further. Your skills will be extended to masonry structures including: cladding; piers and cavity wall structures.

Course description

You will be introduced to the world of construction at our dedicated training facility. Our centre has full-scale workshops, where you will be taught by qualified, experienced staff that have all had industry based experience within their vocational areas. They will guide and assist you in your learning and help you to fully understand the particulars of this profession. State-of-the-art workshops, equipped with professional quality tools, mean that you will be learning in an environment which simulates a real-life building site.

You will be continuously assessed throughout the course, this will involve both practical and theoretical aspects to enable you to complete unit assessments online and practical assessments at the end of each unit.

16-19 year old learners are also required to attend English and maths lessons, either as a Functional Skill or GCSE, unless exempt and have previously attained a GCSE Grade 4 and above. They are also required to attend tutorial sessions, which provides a full learning experience and contributes to the Study Programme Framework.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Building solid walling, isolated and attached piers
  • Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures
  • Maths and English

Student Comments

Shahab Khan, who progressed from Level 1 to Level 2 said, "It's a good choice for my future and I love doing brickwork. The best thing about being a bricklayer is working as a team. We are learning skills required for being part of the building and construction project".

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 7 September 2020 Duration: 2 Academic years - 2 Academic years Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 7 September 2020 Duration: 2 Academic years £750.00 2 Academic years In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 7 September 2020 Duration: 2 Academic years Please contact the college for fee information 2 Academic years In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.