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Bricklaying Study Programme

  • Subject Area: Brickwork / bricklaying
  • Attendance: Study Programme (School Leaver)
  • Qualification: Level 1 Certificate/Diploma, Level 2 Diploma & Level 3 Diploma
  • Course Start: September (start dates flexible through the year subject to availability)
  • Course Length: Level 1 - 1 year Level 2 - 1 year Level 3 - 1 year
  • Location: Hunslet Campus
  • Cost: Free for 16-18 year olds

Course Dates

Courses run frequently subject to demand


You could progress from a level 2 to a level 3 qualification.

There is also the opportunity to progress onto higher education at the College.


All applicants will be required to sit a BKSB assessment and attend an interview.

You must have achieved the Level 1 Diploma to commence the Level 2 Diploma and the Level 2 Diploma to commence the Level 3 Diploma.


What's it all about?

Bricklayers build and repair structures, walls, chimneys, walkways and foundations using various types of blocks and brick. Their work can range from a house extension to a major stadium project!

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • A careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • A head for heights

How much could I earn?

A bricklaying labourer can earn up to £15,000 a year. Qualified bricklayers can earn between £16,000 and £23,000 a year. Experienced bricklayers, including instructors, can earn up to £30,000 a year.

What would I learn at College?

  • How to use bricklaying tools and equipment
  • How to set out basic building work
  • How to build simple brick/block walls
  • How to build solid walls
  • How to build cavity walls
  • How to build using modern construction methods e.g. timber frame cladding

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will be expected to further your skills in English and maths.

Further Information

For more information on how to apply for this study programme click here.

If you are unable to find an employer for an apprenticeship, you can apply for a study programme in bricklaying and switch over at any point once you do find one.

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