Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Bricklayer

Attendance:

Study Programme

Qualification:

Level 1 Certificate/Diploma
Level 2 Diploma
Level 3 Diploma

Course Start:

September

Course Length:

1 - 3 years

Location:

South Bank Campus


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Please note we are not yet taking applications for the 2023/2024 academic year.


Course overview

This bricklaying course is ideal for those who want to pursue a career in bricklaying.

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

Our study programmes include a vocational course, English and maths, work experience and employability skills.

Students also have the opportunity to take part in sport and enrichment activities alongside their course.

You can easily transfer from a study programme onto a bricklaying apprenticeship course if you secure employment in the bricklaying industry.


Course content

On this bricklaying course you will study:

  • 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 continue learning English and maths throughout your course. 


Entry requirements

Before enrolment, all students must attend a minimum of one welcome day where they will be assessed by a tutor.

The Level 1 qualification ideally requires a minimum of 4 GCSEs, including English and maths, at grade 2 or above. Any students who do not have, or are not predicted, the required 4 GCSEs will be interviewed by both curriculum staff and Student Services.

All L1 students who do not have 4 GCSEs at grade 2 or above, including maths and English, will automatically be placed on a L1 Extended Certificate.

Students will be assessed in the first 6 weeks of the course and their programme could change depending on their ability.

All late starters who cannot attend a welcome day will be interviewed, regardless of their GCSE predicted grades or results, by both vocational and Student Services staff.

To speak with an adviser, please call 0113 222 6002.


What can I do after this course?

After completing this course there are a number of options available; depending on your final grade you could move onto a bricklaying apprenticeship, a level 2 or level 3 certificate/diploma or seek employment in the bricklaying industry.

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